How much does a UAV Pilot make?

Updated Nov 16, 2021

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$72,224 /yr
Average Base Pay

5 salaries

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$39K

Low

$72K

Average

$134K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

The average salary for UAV Pilot is $72,224 per year in the United States. The average additional cash compensation for a UAV Pilot in the United States is undefined, with a range from undefined - undefined. Salaries estimates are based on 5 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by UAV Pilot employees in the United States.

What are some related job titles for a Uav Pilot?

Flight Instructor

$46,862

per year

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Flight Test Engineer

$99,179

per year

Certified Flight Instructor

$50,831

per year

UAV Operator

$52,624

per year

What is the average pay for a UAV Pilot at different companies?

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General Atomics
3.7

General Atomics

UAV Pilot - Hourly

$42

 /hr
Range: $38 - $83
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$38

$83

$38 - $83 Range

US Air Force
4.1

$119K

$127K

$118,501 - $126,918 Range

Northrop Grumman
4

$85K

$93K

$85,116 - $92,740 Range

American Red Cross
3.4

American Red Cross

UAV Pilot - Hourly Contractor
About 

$48 -$52

 hourly

$48

$52

$48 - $52 Range

URS Corporation
3.1

$74K

$81K

$73,676 - $80,522 Range

Textron
3.8

$81K

$87K

$80,812 - $87,194 Range

Cal Poly Pomona
4.2

Cal Poly Pomona

UAV Pilot - Hourly
About 

$15 -$16

 hourly

$15

$16

$15 - $16 Range

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Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc.
3.6

$13

$15

$13 - $15 Range

MAG Aerospace
4

$26K

$28K

$25,854 - $27,783 Range

Navmar Applied Sciences
3.3

$82K

$90K

$82,365 - $90,415 Range

AiRXOS

UAV Pilot
About 

$121K -$131K

$121K

$131K

$121,005 - $130,986 Range

4.2

SkySkopes

UAV Pilot - Hourly
About 

$43 -$47

 hourly

$43

$47

$43 - $47 Range

3.1
About 

$59K -$65K

$59K

$65K

$59,029 - $64,788 Range

Sempco Surveying

UAV Pilot - Hourly
About 

$30 -$33

 hourly

$30

$33

$30 - $33 Range

5

National Drone Pros

UAV Pilot - Hourly Contractor
About 

$85 -$93

 hourly

$85

$93

$85 - $93 Range

Salt19

UAV Pilot
About 

$100K -$107K

$100K

$107K

$99,821 - $107,275 Range

General Atomics
3.7

$125K

$141K

$125,432 - $141,395 Range

Candrone
5

Candrone

UAV Drone Pilot - Contractor
About 

$40K -$42K

$40K

$42K

$39,587 - $42,268 Range

Monsters of the South

UAV Drone Pilot - Hourly
About 

$24 -$26

 hourly

$24

$26

$24 - $26 Range

SkySlope
4.3

SkySlope

UAV Pilot II - Hourly
About 

$27 -$29

 hourly

$27

$29

$27 - $29 Range

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Frequently asked questions about an UAV Pilot salaries

The national average salary for an UAV Pilot is $72,224 per year in United States. Filter by location to see an UAV Pilot salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 5 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by an UAV Pilot employees.

The highest salary for an UAV Pilot in United States is $134,291 per year.

The lowest salary for an UAV Pilot in United States is $38,843 per year.

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