How much does a Helicopter Pilot make?

Updated Jul 22, 2021

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$84,763 /yr
Average Base Pay

362 salaries

$57K

Low

$85K

Average

$126K

High

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The national average salary for Helicopter Pilot is $84,763 per year in United States. Filter by location to see Helicopter Pilot salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 362 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Helicopter Pilot employees.

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US Army
3.9

US Army

Helicopter Pilot

$87,715

 /yr
Range: $52K - $133K
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$52K

$133K

$51,723 - $132,826 Range

US Navy
3.8

US Navy

Helicopter Pilot

$113,404

 /yr
Range: $61K - $155K

$61K

$155K

$61,422 - $155,397 Range

US Marine Corps
3.9

US Marine Corps

Helicopter Pilot

$103,581

 /yr
Range: $75K - $145K

$75K

$145K

$74,795 - $144,981 Range

Air Methods
3.6

Air Methods

Helicopter Pilot

$74,721

 /yr
Range: $68K - $93K

$68K

$93K

$68,326 - $92,637 Range

US Coast Guard
4.4

US Coast Guard

Helicopter Pilot

$115,116

 /yr
Range: $85K - $186K

$85K

$186K

$84,690 - $186,302 Range

US Air Force
4.2

US Air Force

Helicopter Pilot

$115,748

 /yr
Range: $75K - $166K

$75K

$166K

$74,965 - $166,063 Range

Air Evac Lifeteam
3.8

Air Evac Lifeteam

Helicopter Pilot

$75,203

 /yr
Range: $68K - $89K

$68K

$89K

$68,435 - $89,349 Range

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Med-Trans
3.6

Med-Trans

Helicopter Pilot

$72,030

 /yr
Range: $66K - $89K

$66K

$89K

$65,554 - $89,205 Range

PHI - Louisiana
3.6

PHI - Louisiana

Helicopter Pilot

$89,349

 /yr
Range: $67K - $149K

$67K

$149K

$67,000 - $148,656 Range

REACH Air Medical
3.6

REACH Air Medical

Helicopter Pilot

$93,518

 /yr
Range: $77K - $102K

$77K

$102K

$76,942 - $101,838 Range

Metro Aviation
4.4

Metro Aviation

Helicopter Pilot

$76,176

 /yr
Range: $44K - $86K

$44K

$86K

$44,149 - $86,056 Range

Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters
2.8

Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters

Helicopter Pilot

$49,587

 /yr
Range: $38K - $51K

$38K

$51K

$38,175 - $51,196 Range

Sundance Helicopters
3.8

Sundance Helicopters

Helicopter Pilot

$85,236

 /yr
Range: $25K - $100K

$25K

$100K

$25,228 - $100,000 Range

Army National Guard
4.1

Army National Guard

Helicopter Pilot - Monthly

$1,519

 /mo
Range: $1K - $4K

$1K

$4K

$1,137 - $4,307 Range

PHI Air Medical
2.3

PHI Air Medical

Helicopter Pilot

$84,284

 /yr
Range: $76K - $103K

$76K

$103K

$76,000 - $102,729 Range

Bristow Group Inc
3.7

Bristow Group Inc

Helicopter Pilot

$85,033

 /yr
Range: $80K - $97K

$80K

$97K

$80,335 - $97,088 Range

Life Flight Network
2.9

Life Flight Network

Helicopter Pilot

$90,370

 /yr
Range: $81K - $113K

$81K

$113K

$81,128 - $112,580 Range

Air Medical Resource Group
2.5

Air Medical Resource Group

Helicopter Pilot

$79,141

 /yr
Range: $75K - $95K

$75K

$95K

$74,716 - $94,956 Range

United States Federal Government
4.1

United States Federal Government

Helicopter Pilot

$74,481

 /yr
Range: $72K - $128K

$72K

$128K

$72,382 - $127,963 Range

Era Helicopters
3.5

Era Helicopters

Helicopter Pilot

$74,730

 /yr
Range: $67K - $107K

$67K

$107K

$66,525 - $107,212 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Helicopter Pilot salaries

The national average salary for a Helicopter Pilot is $84,763 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Helicopter Pilot salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 362 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Helicopter Pilot employees.

The highest salary for a Helicopter Pilot in United States is $126,163 per year.

The lowest salary for a Helicopter Pilot in United States is $57,376 per year.

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Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent helicopter pilot salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

$87,000
per year
A Helicopter Pilot in the Concord, NH Area area reported making $87,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Concord, NH Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$80,000
per year
A Helicopter Pilot in the Knoxville, TN Area area reported making $80,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Knoxville, TN Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Government
$80,000
per year
A Helicopter Pilot in the Houston, TX Area area reported making $80,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Houston, TX Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Government
$100,000
per year
A Helicopter Pilot in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL Area area reported making $100,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Public
$67,000
per year
A Helicopter Pilot in the Houma, LA Area area reported making $67,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Houma, LA Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public
$85,000
per year
A Helicopter Pilot in the Killeen, TX Area area reported making $85,000 per year
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Killeen, TX Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Government