How much does a Chief Helicopter Pilot make in the United States? The average Chief Helicopter Pilot salary in the United States is $174,326 as of May 28, 2024, but the range typically falls between $154,017 and $217,908. 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. 

Chief Helicopter Pilot Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Chief Helicopter Pilot Salary $135,527 US May 28, 2024
25th Percentile Chief Helicopter Pilot Salary $154,017 US May 28, 2024
50th Percentile Chief Helicopter Pilot Salary $174,326 US May 28, 2024
75th Percentile Chief Helicopter Pilot Salary $217,908 US May 28, 2024
90th Percentile Chief Helicopter Pilot Salary $257,587 US May 28, 2024
25% $154,017 10% $135,527 90% $257,587 75% $217,908 $174,326 50%(Median) Didn’t find job title? Click
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Job Description for Chief Helicopter Pilot

Chief Helicopter Pilot partners with general aviation management to establish and implement operating policies and procedures for helicopter pilots. Ensures flights are operated in compliance with all applicable FAA regulations. Being a Chief Helicopter Pilot schedules flight personnel, maintenance and maintains flight records. Assumes flight duty. Additionally, Chief Helicopter Pilot has all required licenses and meets flying time requirements. Typically requires a high school diploma or equivalent. Requires Commercial Pilot license for helicopters - CPL(H). Typically reports to a manager or head of a unit/department. The Chief 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. To be a Chief Helicopter Pilot typically requires 5 years experience in the related area as an individual contributor. 1 - 3 years supervisory experience may be required. Extensive knowledge of the function and department processes. (Copyright 2024 Salary.com)... View full job description

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Chief Helicopter Pilot salary varies from city to city. Compared with national average salary of Chief Helicopter Pilot, the highest Chief Helicopter Pilot salary is in San Francisco, CA, where the Chief Helicopter Pilot salary is 25.0% above. The lowest Chief Helicopter Pilot salary is in Miami, FL, where the Chief Helicopter Pilot salary is 3.5% lower than national average salary.

City, State Compared to national average
City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.0%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 11.3%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
-3.5%
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 4.9%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.1%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 16.8%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average
-1.3%

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