Test Pilot III Salary in the United States

How much does a Test Pilot III make in the United States? The average Test Pilot III salary in the United States is $114,427 as of April 27, 2019, but the range typically falls between $97,926 and $132,618. 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

Job Description

Pilots model aircraft to ensure compliance with federal regulations and product specifications. Ensures operational functionality and pilot and passenger safety. Recommends changes to cockpit or aircraft to better meet the pilot's needs or to improve flight. Performs tests and maneuvers as developed by engineers. May pilot demonstrations for officials or customers. Requires a bachelor's degree. Typically reports to a manager. Requires Pilot license. Contributes to moderately complex aspects of a project. Work is generally independent and collaborative in nature. Typically requires 4 to 7 years of related experience. (Copyright 2019 Salary.com)

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    Test Pilot II

    2 - 4 years experience
    Bachelor's Degree

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    Test Pilot III

    4 - 7 years experience
    Bachelor's Degree

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    Test Pilot IV

    7 + years experience
    Bachelor's Degree

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