How much does an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Pilot make in the United States? The average Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Pilot salary in the United States is $80,260 as of June 28, 2021, but the salary range typically falls between $59,079 and $96,937. 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. 

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Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Pilot

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Dudek - Norfolk , VA
Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operators are remote pilots of unmanned observation aircrafts, aka UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) that gather remotely sensed data such as imagery and LiDAR point clouds ...
Glassdoor - 23 days ago
Dudek - Richmond , VA
Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operators are remote pilots of unmanned observation aircrafts, aka UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) that gather remotely sensed data such as imagery and LiDAR point clouds ...
ZipRecruiter - 26 days ago
Booz Allen Hamilton - Herndon , VA
Part 107 Certification for small unmanned aerial systems (sUAS) piloting Clearance: Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for ...
Glassdoor - 46 days ago
Booz Allen Hamilton - Herndon , VA
Part 107 Certification for small unmanned aerial systems (sUAS) piloting Clearance: Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for ...
Glassdoor - 46 days ago
SURVICE Engineering Company - Stafford , VA
... unmanned aerial systems (UASs), and metrology/reverse engineering. Requirements * Location ... Provide subject matter expertise on vehicle configuration, maintenance and operations during ...
Glassdoor - 17 days ago
Multivista - Richmond , VA
Proficiently use, and be willing to be trained on, various reality capture technologies (including digital photography, webcam, video cameras, 3D camera, and unmanned aerial vehicles/UAVs) to ...
LinkedIn - 19 days ago

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