Fighter Pilot Salary in the United States

How much does a Fighter Pilot make in the United States? The average Fighter Pilot salary in the United States is $91,363 as of October 30, 2019, but the salary range typically falls between $79,709 and $103,691. 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, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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$79,709 to $103,691
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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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Includes base and annual incentives

These charts show the average base salary (core compensation), as well as the average total cash compensation for the job of Fighter Pilot in the United States. The base salary for Fighter Pilot ranges from $79,709 to $103,691 with the average base salary of $91,363. The total cash compensation, which includes base, and annual incentives, can vary anywhere from $81,463 to $106,582 with the average total cash compensation of $93,664.

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