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Helicopter Pilot Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$105,317 (USD)

Average Salary

$51/hr

Average Hourly

$3,360

Average Bonus

Last updated: July 23, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Helicopter Pilot is $105,317 a year and $51 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Helicopter Pilot is between $73,927 and $130,713. 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 Chicago, Illinois.

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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 Chicago, Illinois, 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:
$122,092
5 Year Change:
16 %

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Helicopter Pilot Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

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Salary Recap

The average pay for a Helicopter Pilot is $105,317 a year and $51 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Helicopter Pilot is between $73,927 and $130,713. 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 Chicago, Illinois.

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