How much does a Chief Helicopter Pilot make in the United States? The average Chief Helicopter Pilot salary in the United States is $163,534 as of April 26, 2022, but the range typically falls between $144,475 and $204,413. 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 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 2022 Salary.com)... View full job description
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What does a Chief Helicopter Pilot do?
Chief Helicopter Pilot in Reno, NV
Helicopters require parts to be replaced at certain intervals, whether the parts are worn or not.
February 03, 2020
Chief Helicopter Pilot in Chicago, IL
They were in the middle of a routine training flight when the tail rotor of their UH-60L Black Hawk helicopter started to shake.
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These charts show the average base salary (core compensation), as well as the average total cash compensation for the job of Chief Helicopter Pilot in the United States. The base salary for Chief Helicopter Pilot ranges from $144,475 to $204,413 with the average base salary of $163,534. The total cash compensation, which includes base, and annual incentives, can vary anywhere from $163,687 to $213,942 with the average total cash compensation of $202,028.