Updated Sep 15, 2022

How much does an UAV Operator make?

Updated Sep 15, 2022

Experience

Industry

$47,175 / yrTotal Pay
$44,568 / yrBase Pay
$2,607 / yrAdditional Pay

$47,175

 / yr
$32K$70K
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Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a UAV Operator is $47,175 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $44,568 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 $2,607 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 Operator

$42,625 /yr
Operator
$57,286 /yr
Senior Operator
$54,141 /yr
Operator IV
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Related Job Titles

For Uav Operator

Some related job titles are Remote Pilot Operator Salaries with median pay of $49,989, UAV Pilot Salaries with median pay of $70,825, UAV Technician Salaries with median pay of $52,150, Flight Instructor Salaries with median pay of $96,662.

Top Paying Companies

For an Uav Operator in United States

Below is the total pay for the top 10 highest paying companies for an Uav Operator in United States. Employers include Insitu, US Marine Corps and US Army.

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Insitu
$69,416/yr

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$58,155

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$69,416

 / yr

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$26

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Top Paying Industries

For an Uav Operator in United States

The top 2 paying industries for an Uav Operator in United States are Aerospace & Defense with a median total pay of $69,416 and Government & Public Administration with a median total pay of $57,484.

IndustryTotal PayTotal Pay Insight
  • Aerospace & DefenseAerospace & Defense$69,416

    16% Higher than other industries

  • Government & Public AdministrationGovernment & Public Administration$57,484

    2% Lower than other industries

Aerospace & Defense

The top paying company in Aerospace & Defense for Uav Operator is Insitu.

InsituInsitu$69,416/yr

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What is the pay outlook for Operations?

Operations roles are critical as employers navigate an increasingly global business environment. The rise of globalization and e-commerce mean supply chains and inventory management are increasingly important. The educational requirements for operations are increasing as data and technology become essential for managing complex operations. As demand for these skills and workers grows, pay should increase as well.

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Total Pay

Base Pay | Additional Pay

Total Years of Experience

Years at Recent Employer

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Date of Time

Banbury Operator

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$29

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
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Molder Operator

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$19

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
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Operator

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$40,000

/yr

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4-6 years
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Optometric Technician

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$18

/hr

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Silk Screen Operator

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$39,000

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Operator

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$95,000

/yr

$85K | $10K

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Molding Operator

United States of America

 | 10-14 years

$19

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Chemical Operator

United States of America

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$27

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UAV Operator pay FAQ

The national average salary for an UAV Operator is $44,568 per year in United States. Filter by location to see an UAV Operator salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 96 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by an UAV Operator employees.

The highest salary for an UAV Operator in United States is $64,803 per year.

The lowest salary for an UAV Operator in United States is $30,651 per year.

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