How much does a Head Helicopter Pilot make in the United States? The average Head Helicopter Pilot salary in the United States is $154,700 as of September 26, 2019, but the range typically falls between $136,700 and $193,400. 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. View the Cost of Living in Major Cities
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The Head Helicopter Pilot ensures flights are operated in compliance with all applicable FAA regulations. Partners with general aviation management to establish and implement operating policies and procedures for helicopter pilots. Being a Head Helicopter Pilot assumes flight duty. Schedules flight personnel, maintenance and maintains flight records. In addition, Head Helicopter Pilot has all required licenses and meets flying time requirements. Typically requires a high school diploma or its equivalent. Typically reports to a manager or head of a unit/department. Requires Commercial Pilot license for helicopters - CPL(H). The Head Helicopter Pilot manages subordinate staff in the day-to-day performance of their jobs. True first level manager. Ensures that project/department milestones/goals are met and adhering to approved budgets. Has full authority for personnel actions. Extensive knowledge of department processes. Working as a Head Helicopter Pilot typically requires 5 years experience in the related area as an individual contributor. 1 to 3 years supervisory experience may be required. (Copyright 2019 Salary.com)
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