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Helicopter Pilot Salary

$97,660 (USD)

Average Salary

$47/hr

Average Hourly

$3,115

Average Bonus

Last updated: July 20, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Helicopter Pilot is $97,660 a year and $47 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Helicopter Pilot is between $68,552 and $121,208. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Helicopter Pilot. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

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Job Summary

Description:
  • Pilots helicopter for purposes such as transporting passengers and cargo: plans flight, following government and company regulations, and using aeronautical charts and navigation instruments.
  • Inspects helicopter prior to departure to detect leaking hydraulic fluid, inoperative control, low fuel level, or other unsafe condition, following checklist.
  • Pilots helicopter to transport passengers and cargo, conduct search and rescue missions, fight fires, report on traffic conditions, or other purpose.
  • Writes specified information in flight record.
  • May instruct students in operation of helicopter and equipment.
  • Must hold type of pilot's license and certification specified by federal aviation administration for work performed.
Helicopter Pilot Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Commercial Pilots

Job family population: 38,490

Estimated population of Helicopter Pilot jobs: 6,719

Rate of error: 3.1%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
$113,214
5 Year Change:
16 %

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Helicopter Pilot Job Listings for United States

Pilot
Jul 17
Broomfield, CO, USA
AVEX Inc.
We have an opening for a pilot to join our in-house flight department. This position is full time, we provide excellent working conditions and benefits. The work primarily is related to our Repair ...
IFR Pilot
Jul 17
Greenwood, MS, USA
PHI Air Medical
Helicopter Air Ambulance (HAA) operations * Captain EC135 SPIFR/NVG (Instrument rating required ... Perform line pilot duties IAW GOM. * Support Safety Management System, Destination Zero, and other ...
IFR Pilot
Jul 17
West Burlington, IA, USA
PHI Air Medical
Helicopter Air Ambulance (HAA) operations * EC135 SPIFR/NVG (Instrument rating required) * 24 Hrs. ... Perform line pilot duties IAW GOM. * Support Safety Management System, Destination Zero, and other ...
Pilot - Maryland
May 14
Frederick, MD, USA
Verisk
Job Description As a pilot with GVAir you will safely conduct flight missions to acquire digital imagery, LiDAR, GPS and IMU data. Overall responsibilities are: * Working closely with Field Ops ...
Corporate Pilot
Jul 11
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Turbo Air Inc.
PilotTurbo Air - Boise, ID 83705Full-timeExperienced pilot needed for full time work at Turbo Air Charter in Boise Idaho Job Description: • On demand part 135 single-pilot Air Ambulance/Charter ...

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Helicopter Pilot is $97,660 a year and $47 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Helicopter Pilot is between $68,552 and $121,208. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Helicopter Pilot. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

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Helicopter Pilot Job Listings for United States

Pilot
Jul 17
Broomfield, CO, USA
AVEX Inc.
We have an opening for a pilot to join our in-house flight department. This position is full time, we provide excellent working conditions and benefits. The work primarily is related to our Repair ...
IFR Pilot
Jul 17
Greenwood, MS, USA
PHI Air Medical
Helicopter Air Ambulance (HAA) operations * Captain EC135 SPIFR/NVG (Instrument rating required ... Perform line pilot duties IAW GOM. * Support Safety Management System, Destination Zero, and other ...
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