How much does a Aviation Operations Director make in the United States? The average Aviation Operations Director salary in the United States is $223,000 as of January 26, 2023, but the range typically falls between $197,000 and $238,400. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

Based on HR-reported data: a national average with a geographic differential
25% $197,000 10% $173,328 90% $252,421 75% $238,400 $223,000 50%(Median)
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The Aviation Operations Director develops plans and schedules for skill development and training for pilots, crews, and operators. Directs overall aviation operations focused on operational efficiency and compliance with regulatory and organizational operating policies, procedures, and standards. Being an Aviation Operations Director oversees flight scheduling, aircraft maintenance, and inspection operations. Ensures all operations follow and comply with current FAA regulations, airworthiness, and safety standards. In addition, Aviation Operations Director applies risk management best practices for safety to assess and manage operations. May require a bachelor's degree or equivalent. Typically reports to senior management. The Aviation Operations Director manages a departmental sub-function within a broader departmental function. Creates functional strategies and specific objectives for the sub-function and develops budgets/policies/procedures to support the functional infrastructure. Working as an Aviation Operations Director typically requires 5+ years of managerial experience. Deep knowledge of the managed sub-function and solid knowledge of the overall departmental function. (Copyright 2023 Salary.com)

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