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

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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Frequently asked questions about the salary of the Helicopter Pilot

How much does a Helicopter Pilot make in the US?
A Helicopter Pilot in the US earns an average of $78,320 gross per year, which is about $6,530 gross per month. Everything you need to know about the salary of the Helicopter Pilot updated to 2022.
What is the starting salary for a Helicopter Pilot in the US?
The starting salary of a Helicopter Pilot in the US is around $53,670 gross per year.
What is the highest salary for a Helicopter Pilot in the US?
The highest salary of a Helicopter Pilot in the US can reach and exceed $118,490 gross per year.
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