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Test Pilot Salary
in New York-Manhattan, New York

$77,694 (USD)

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Salary Recap

The average pay for a Test Pilot is $77,694 a year and $37 an hour in New York-Manhattan, New York, United States. The average salary range for a Test Pilot is between $55,960 and $95,717. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Test Pilot. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in New York-Manhattan, New York.

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Job Summary

  • Pilots new, prototype, experimental, modified, and production aircraft to evaluate factors such as aircraft's airworthiness, performance, systems operation, and design: inspects or oversees inspection of aircraft prior to flight to ensure aircraft's readiness for flight.
  • Starts and warms engine, listens to engine sounds at various speeds, and monitors instruments to detect malfunctions.
  • Taxies aircraft to test controls, brakes, and shock absorbers.
  • Radios control tower for takeoff instructions, releases brakes, and moves throttles and hand and foot controls to take off and control aircraft in flight.
  • Operates aircraft controls to perform maneuvers, such as stalls, dives, loops, rolls, turns, and speed runs, to test and evaluate stability, control characteristics, and aerodynamic design.
  • Observes recording, measuring, and operating instruments and equipment during test flight to evaluate aircraft's performance.
  • Prepares report of test results and collaborates with engineering personnel to analyze test data.
  • Assists engineers in preparing master flight plans for testing purposes.
  • May provide instructions for adjustments or replacement of parts.
  • May deliver aircraft to designated receiving point.
  • May train customer in operation of aircraft.
Test Pilot Job Prevalence in New York-Manhattan, New York, United States

Job family: Commercial Pilots

Job family population: 38,490

Estimated population of Test Pilot jobs: 1,853

Rate of error: 3.1%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



Test Pilot Job Listings for New York-Manhattan, New York

Treasury Services-IIN-Technical Ecosystem Manager, ED
May 14
New York, USA
The Technical Ecosystem Manager will develop solutions enabling stakeholders to develop, test, pilot, and eventually deploy live services within the ecosystem. The Technical Ecosystem Manager will ...
Sales Engineer
May 4
New York, NY, USA
State Street
... test pilot projects. * 10% assist with RFPs or request for information preparation. * General Requirements * Experience in the financial markets industry is mandatory. * Minimum of 4-5 years of ...
Pilot in Command
Apr 11
Teterboro, NJ, USA
Aircraft Services Group
We invite experienced pilots who meet the stated minimum education and experience requirements (see below) to apply. We currently have an opening in Miami Area and NJ Area. Miami Area: (2) Two PIC ...
Software Engineer
May 17
Newark, NJ, USA
Establishes foundational infrastructure required for deploying initial prototype and pilot ... Commits to develop metrics and experiments to test what works Contributes to the overall ...
Senior Manager, Council Management Value Proposition, Content
Apr 18
New York, NY, USA
GLG (Gerson Lehrman Group)
... and pilot programs to test and learn, and when successful, to then partner with GLG's engineering and operations teams to implement new initiatives. You are execution-oriented, but also a self ...
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