Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does a Helicopter Pilot make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

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Industry

$108,696 / yrTotal Pay
$99,669 / yrBase Pay
$9,027 / yrAdditional Pay

$108,696

 / yr
$63K$196K
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Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Helicopter Pilot is $108,696 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $99,669 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 $9,027 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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Related Job Titles

For Helicopter Pilot

Some related job titles are EMS Helicopter Pilot Salaries with median pay of $124,847, Test Pilot Salaries with median pay of $84,667, Flight Instructor Salaries with median pay of $97,439, Airline Pilot Salaries with median pay of $106,780.

Top Paying Companies

For a Helicopter Pilot in United States

Below is the total pay for the top 10 highest paying companies for a Helicopter Pilot in United States. Employers include Maverick Aviation Group, Air Medical Resource Group and Life Flight Network.

1
Maverick Aviation Group
Maverick Aviation Group
$119,959/yr
4
US Coast Guard
$111,476/yr
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Helicopter PilotSee 260 salaries from this location

$101,084

 / yr

$101,307

 / yr

$101,789

 / yr

$100,913

 / yr

$111,476

 / yr

$101,680

 / yr

$100,771

 / yr

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$99,916

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$91,224

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$102,856

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$89,628

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$107,706

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$109,525

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$95,305

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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

Helicopter Pilot

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$150,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

15+ years
Yesterday
Helicopter Pilot

United States of America

 | 10-14 years

$8,300

/mo

Submitted2 days ago

10-14 years
2 days ago
Helicopter Pilot

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$6,828

/mo

Submitted2 days ago

15+ years
2 days ago
Line Pilot

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$51,200

/yr

Submitted3 days ago

1-3 years
3 days ago
Helicopter Pilot

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$110,000

/yr

Submitted3 days ago

15+ years
3 days ago
Helicopter Pilot

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$87,000

/yr

Submitted4 days ago

1-3 years
4 days ago
Helicopter Pilot

United States of America

 | 10-14 years

$114,000

/yr

$84K | $30K

Submitted4 days ago

10-14 years
4 days ago

Helicopter Pilot pay FAQ

The national average salary for a Helicopter Pilot is $99,669 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Helicopter Pilot salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 865 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Helicopter Pilot employees.

The highest salary for a Helicopter Pilot in United States is $179,745 per year.

The lowest salary for a Helicopter Pilot in United States is $57,808 per year.

If you are thinking of becoming a Helicopter Pilot or planning the next step in your career, find details about the role, the career path and salary trajectory of a Helicopter Pilot.