How much does a Fighter Pilot make hourly in the United States? The average hourly wage for a Fighter Pilot in the United States is $47 as of April 26, 2022, but the salary range typically falls between $41 and $53. Hourly rate 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, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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What is a Fighter Pilot?

A Fighter Pilot is a military aviator trained to engage in air-to-air combat while in the cockpit of a fighter aircraft. Fighter pilots undergo specialized training in aerial warfare and dogfighting (close range aerial combat). A Fighter Pilot with at least five air-to-air kills becomes known as an ace....

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Modern Technology Solutions, Inc. - Hampton , VA
MTSI is seeking a Program Analyst and 5th Gen Fighter Tactics SME with a TS/SCI clearance to ... as a rated pilot - 5th Gen experience required. ADDITIONAL NOTES Clearance Required: Top Secret ... - 27 days ago
BlueForce Inc - Langley , VA
The focus of work for the Fighter Squadron Standardization & Evaluation Support (STAN/EVAL) personnel are the CAF FS and USAFWC non-flying additional duties traditionally accomplished by Pilots and ...
ZipRecruiter - 11 days ago
Accenture Federal Services - Arlington County , VA
... Fighter. Leverage past work experience with 5th gen aircraft to conduct strategy sessions ... Familiarity with the F-35 aircraft as a naval aviator, rated pilot, maintainer, or aerospace ...
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