Helicopter Pilot Salary in the United States

How much does a Helicopter Pilot make in the United States? The average Helicopter Pilot salary in the United States is $94,363 as of April 27, 2019, but the range typically falls between $80,016 and $121,340. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

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Responsible for operation of helicopter. Ensures flight is conducted in the safest manner possible. Determines flight routes, speed, and take off and landing times to fulfill scheduling requirements. Must stay current with federal and local flight regulations. Requires 1,000 hours of helicopter flying time. May require an associate's degree. Typically reports to a supervisor. Requires second class commercial helicopter pilot certificate. Years of experience may be unspecified. Certification and/or licensing in the position's specialty is the main requirement. (Copyright 2019 Salary.com)

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