Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does a Test Pilot make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

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$84,685 / yrTotal Pay
$79,015 / yrBase Pay
$5,670 / yrAdditional Pay

$84,685

 / yr
$51K$140K
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The estimated total pay for a Test Pilot is $84,685 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $79,015 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $5,670 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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Total Pay Trajectory

For Pilot

$91,150 /yr
Pilot
$160,767 /yr
Senior Pilot
$131,311 /yr
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$98,220

 / yr

$99,672

 / yr

$106,814

 / yr

$100,955

 / yr

$97,192

 / yr

$105,112

 / yr

$8,929

 / mo

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$8,539

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$110,896

 / yr

$107,904

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$100,309

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$9,562

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How common is it for an employer to pro-rate a salary increase if you joined in middle of the year? For context, annual raises are given out in July each year. I joined in January. Normally, I would be getting an 8% raise, but because I came in at about the half year mark, they giving me ~4%. My jaw about just dropped when big boss said this. I mean, inflation doesn't pro-rate. Thoughts on this?

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Job Title

Location

Total Pay

Base Pay | Additional Pay

Total Years of Experience

Years at Recent Employer

Submitted

Date of Time

Experimental Test Pilot

United States of America

 | 10-14 years

$203,000

/yr

$168K | $35K

SubmittedYesterday

10-14 years
Yesterday
Airline Pilot

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$166,000

/yr

$130K | $36K

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Pilot

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$59

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Pilot, First Officer

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$30,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Pilot

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$100,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

15+ years
Yesterday
Airline Pilot

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$90

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Pilot

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$38,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Pilot

United States of America

 | 7-9 years

$30

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

7-9 years
Yesterday

Test Pilot pay FAQ

The national average salary for a Test Pilot is $79,015 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Test Pilot salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 29 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Test Pilot employees.

The highest salary for a Test Pilot in United States is $129,806 per year.

The lowest salary for a Test Pilot in United States is $48,097 per year.

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