How much does a Helicopter Pilot make in the United States? The average Helicopter Pilot salary in the United States is $96,798 as of August 27, 2020, but the range typically falls between $82,088 and $124,473. 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.
Helicopter Pilot is responsible for operation of helicopter. Ensures flight is conducted in the safest manner possible. Being a Helicopter Pilot determines flight routes, speed, and take off and landing times to fulfill scheduling requirements. Must stay current with federal and local flight regulations. Additionally, Helicopter Pilot requires 1,000 hours of helicopter flying time. May require an associate degree. Typically reports to a supervisor. Requires second class commercial Helicopter Pilot certificate. Helicopter Pilot's years of experience requirement may be unspecified. Certification and/or licensing in the position's specialty is the main requirement. (Copyright 2020 Salary.com)... View full job description
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Fiscal Year Ended in 2019
What does a Helicopter Pilot do?
Helicopter Pilot in Avoca, PA
Required to arrive at their primary base site within 1 hour of travel time.
November 29, 2019
Works in a patient care environment on the aircraft and is exposed to possible infectious diseases and chemical toxins.
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Helicopter Pilot in Elmendorf AFB, AK
Execute the duties and responsibilities of an aircraft commander.
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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 Helicopter Pilot in the United States. The base salary for Helicopter Pilot ranges from $82,088 to $124,473 with the average base salary of $96,798. The total cash compensation, which includes base, and annual incentives, can vary anywhere from $82,149 to $130,436 with the average total cash compensation of $103,136.