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Controller Remotely Piloted Vehicle Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$49,095 (USD)

Average Salary

$24/hr

Average Hourly

$913

Average Bonus

Last updated: June 26, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Controller Remotely Piloted Vehicle is $49,095 a year and $24 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Controller Remotely Piloted Vehicle is between $36,410 and $59,634. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

Description:
  • Directs flight path of remotely-piloted (drone) photo reconnaissance or target aircraft along predetermined flight course from command center in guide aircraft or ground station: operates aircraft controls from command center by remote radio and closed circuit video transmission to direct aircraft to take off, follow flight path, and land, utilizing knowledge of aircraft navigation and aircraft flight characteristics.
  • Analyzes performance data and prepares reports covering airframe, guidance, power plant, and mechanical controls of aircraft after ground or flight testing.
  • Confers with engineering, inspecting, and manufacturing personnel concerning success of flight tested aircraft or need for corrective action.
  • May assist with preflight inspection of aircraft.
  • May direct flight path of guided missiles, utilizing remote computerized controls, and be designated missile-control pilot.
Controller Remotely Piloted Vehicle Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Mechanical Engineering Technicians

Job family population: 43,390

Estimated population of Controller Remotely Piloted Vehicle jobs: 1,864

Rate of error: 1.9%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
$56,914
5 Year Change:
16 %

Education

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Skills

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About Chicago, Illinois

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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,705,994 (2018), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

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