Helicopter Pilot Salary in the US

$78,320
per year
per month
$6,530
per month
per year
Bonus
$8,400/year
Bonus
$700/month

Helicopter Pilot - Average Salary

The average salary for a Helicopter Pilot is $78,320 per year ($6,530 per month), which is $24,830 (+46%) higher than the average salary in the US.
A Helicopter Pilot can expect an average starting salary of $53,670. The highest salaries can exceed $118,490.
$53,670
Low
$78,320
Average salary
$118,490
High
$4,470
Low
$6,530
Average salary
$9,870
High
Total pay includes salary and bonus.
$0
$69,500
$138,990
Salary$53,670 - 118,490
Bonus$0 - 20,500
Total Pay$53,670 - 138,990
$0
$5,790
$11,580
Salary$4,470 - 9,870
Bonus$0 - 1,710
Total Pay$4,470 - 11,580

Helicopter Pilot Salary Range

Low
$53,670
Average salary
$78,320
Senior
$83,420
High
$118,490
Low
$4,470
Average salary
$6,530
Senior
$6,950
High
$9,870
Among Helicopter Pilots in the US, life flight helicopter pilots, private helicopter pilots and oil rig helicopter pilots boast the highest annual earnings.

Helicopter Pilot - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
Oil Rig Helicopter Pilot$100K/year
+27% 
Private Helicopter Pilot$84K/year
+7% 
Hospital Helicopter Pilot$82K/year
+4% 
Coast Guard Helicopter Pilot$72K/year
 -8%

Helicopter Pilot - Pay by Experience Level in the United States

An Entry Level Helicopter Pilot with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average starting salary of $61,350 per year. A mid level Helicopter Pilot with 4-9 years of experience earns an average salary of $73,530, while a Senior Helicopter Pilot with 10-20 years of experience makes on average $82,640. Helicopter Pilots with more than 20 years of experience earn $89,470 per year on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of a Helicopter Pilot

Late Career▲ +14%
Senior▲ +6%
Average Salary$78,320/year
Mid Level▼ -6%
Entry Level▼ -22%

Gender Breakdown

Female
7%
Male
93%

Helicopter Pilot - Related Salaries

The salary information presented on this page is based on all Helicopter Pilot jobs published on Jobted in the last 12 months and on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov).
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