Working as a corporate pilot can be an exciting and lucrative career. Below is an overview of what corporate pilots are paid across different segments and types of operations found in corporate aviation.

Most salaries are set by aircraft flown – with larger and more capable airplanes typically having higher salaries.

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Corporate Pilot Annual Salary

This segment covers those pilots that work directly for a corporation or private individual. Figures provide are based on an annual survey conducted by Pro Pilot Magazine

Corporate Pilot Salary – Captain

Average Low High
Large Jets
Airbus ACJ318/319 159,000 143,000 199,000
Boeing 727 142,000 118,000 165,000
Boeing 737/BBJ 158,000 144,000 193,000
Challenger 600/601 134,000 113,000 163,000
Challenger 604/605 150,000 117,000 194,000
Falcon 2000/2000EX/LX 143,000 108,000 185,000
Falcon 7X/8X 161,000 125,000 199,000
Falcon 900/900EX/900LX 152,000 113,000 194,000
Global Express/5000/6000 175,000 133,000 226,000
Gulfstream III 122,000 101,000 154,000
Gulfstream IV/G450 161,000 121,000 201,000
Gulfstream V/G550 174,000 137,000 222,000
Gulfstream G650 180,000 141,000 226,000
Midsize Jets
Challenger 300/350 132,000 107,000 160,000
Citation Excel/XLS 104,000 88,000 132,000
Citation Latitude 134,000 110,000 162,000
Citation Sovereign 123,000 99,000 137,000
Citation X 136,000 112,000 163,000
Embraer Legacy 600 118,000 97,000 145,000
Falcon 20/200 94,000 80,000 119,000
Falcon 50/50EX 123,000 98,000 153,000
Gulfstream Astra/G100/G150 115,000 92,000 135,000
Gulfstream Galaxy/G200/G280 130,000 102,000 160,000
Hawker 800/800XP/1000 113,000 91,000 138,000
Hawker 850/850XP/900/900XP 116,000 97,000 139,000
Learjet 35/36 86,000 76,000 106,000
Learjet 40/40XR/45/45XR 105,000 89,000 124,000
Learjet 55/60/60XR 110,000 93,000 126,000
Learjet 70/75 114,000 99,000 129,000
Light Jets
Beechjet 400/Hawker 400XP 92,000 81,000 112,000
CitationJet/CJ1/CJ2/M2 84,000 73,000 101,000
Citation II/SII/Bravo/CJ3/CJ4 92,000 76,000 117,000
Citation V/Ultra/Encore 98,000 80,000 122,000
Citation Mustang 77,000 69,000 95,000
Embraer Phenom 100 81,000 73,000 99,000
Embraer Phenom 300 88,000 77,000 111,000
Premier I 86,000 73,000 102,000
Cirrus Vision 78,000 70,000 196,000
HondaJet HA420 81,000 73,000 99,000
Pilatus PC-24 92,000 76,000 117,000
Turboprop
Caravan 59,000 49,000 74,000
Cheyenne II/III 60,000 50,000 77,000
Conquest II 62,000 56,000 82,000
King Air 90/100 71,000 58,000 88,000
King Air 200/250 83,000 62,000 100,000
King Air 300/350 85,000 64,000 106,000
Mitsubishi MU2 59,000 51,000 73,000
Piaggio P180 Avanti 73,000 60,000 86,000
Pilatus PC-12 74,000 59,000 89,000
TBM700/850 62,000 51,000 76,000
TBM900/910/930 67,000 58,000 80,000
TBM940 72,000 57,000 83,000

Corporate Pilot Salary – First Officer

Average Low High
Large Jets
Airbus ACJ318/319 99,000 87,000 110,000
Boeing 727 89,000 77,000 102,000
Boeing 737/BBJ 101,000 89,000 109,000
Challenger 600/601 87,000 79,000 100,000
Challenger 604/605 98,000 90,000 107,000
Falcon 2000/2000EX/LX 94,000 81,000 107,000
Falcon 7X/8X 101,000 92,000 113,000
Falcon 900/900EX/900LX 100,000 89,000 109,000
Global Express/5000/6000 106,000 92,000 117,000
Gulfstream III 89,000 74,000 100,000
Gulfstream IV/G450 103,000 90,000 114,000
Gulfstream V/G550 108,000 94,000 122,000
Gulfstream G650 112,000 100,000 126,000
Midsize Jets
Challenger 300/350 88,000 74,000 99,000
Citation Excel/XLS 67,000 59,000 79,000
Citation Latitude 91,000 75,000 101,000
Citation Sovereign 78,000 65,000 94,000
Citation X 93,000 79,000 105,000
Embraer Legacy 600 80,000 68,000 95,000
Falcon 20/200 61,000 50,000 73,000
Falcon 50/50EX 86,000 68,000 96,000
Gulfstream Astra/G100/G150 66,000 57,000 82,000
Gulfstream Galaxy/G200/G280 80,000 65,000 95,000
Hawker 800/800XP/1000 72,000 63,000 91,000
Hawker 850/850XP/900/900XP 78,000 68,000 96,000
Learjet 35/36 58,000 49,000 68,000
Learjet 40/40XR/45/45XR 69,000 57,000 79,000
Learjet 55/60/60XR 74,000 65,000 87,000
Learjet 70/75 77,000 67,000 90,000
Light Jets
Beechjet 400/Hawker 400XP 57,000 52,000 67,000
CitationJet/CJ1/CJ2/M2 55,000 46,000 63,000
Citation II/SII/Bravo/CJ3/CJ4 59,000 54,000 67,000
Citation V/Ultra/Encore 61,000 56,000 69,000

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Charter Pilot Annual Salary

This segment covers those pilots that work for charter operations. Charter planes are made available to the public on a fee per flight basis. Figures provide are based on an annual survey conducted in 2021 by Pro Pilot Magazine

Charter Pilot Salary – Captain

Average Low High
Large Jets
Gulfstream III 121,000 102,000 137,000
Gulfstream IV/G450 145,000 120,000 169,000
Gulfstream V/G550 159,000 126,000 175,000
Gulfstream 650 167,000 130,000 187,000
Boeing 737/BBJ 161,000 132,000 179,000
Boeing 757/767 167,000 133,000 181,000
Airbus ACJ319 159,000 130,000 177,000
Challenger 601 112,000 105,000 140,000
Challenger 604/605 131,000 115,000 155,000
Falcon 900/900EX 135,000 119,000 157,000
Falcon 2000/2000EX 133,000 109,000 150,000
Falcon 7X 162,000 129,000 180,000
Global Express/5000/6000 155,000 123,000 172,000
Midsize Jets
Gulfstream Astra/G100/G150 99,000 84,000 118,000
Gulfstream Galaxy/G200/G280 110,000 93,000 129,000
Challenger 300/350 125,000 99,000 146,000
Citation Excel/XLS 92,000 79,000 109,000
Citation Sovereign 101,000 89,000 118,000
Citation X 108,000 100,000 138,000
Embraer Legacy 600 106,000 97,000 122,000
Falcon 50 106,000 95,000 123,000
Hawker 800/800XP/1000 101,000 84,000 119,000
Hawker 850/850XP/900/900XP 108,000 90,000 127,000
Learjet 35/36 81,000 70,000 99,000
Learjet 40/40XR/45/45XR 90,000 79,000 106,000
Learjet 55/60 99,000 86,000 119,000
Learjet 75 104,000 87,000 125,000
Light Jets
Beechjet 400/Hawker 400XP 86,000 72,000 106,000
CitationJet/CJ1/CJ2 77,000 68,000 94,000
Citation Bravo/CJ3/CJ4 85,000 70,000 98,000
Citation V/Ultra/Encore 87,000 68,000 106,000
Embraer Phenom 100 74,000 65,000 88,000
Embraer Phenom 300 80,000 68,000 98,000
Turboprop
Caravan/Conquest 56,000 50,000 74,000
King Air 90/100 65,000 55,000 82,000
King Air 200/250 71,000 58,000 88,000
King Air 300/350 75,000 65,000 97,000
Piaggio P180 Avanti 66,000 58,000 82,000
Pilatus PC-12 64,000 56,000 82,000

Charter Pilot Salary – First Officer

Average Low High
Large Jets
Gulfstream III 72,000 63,000 91,000
Gulfstream IV/G450 92,000 67,000 101,000
Gulfstream V/G550 98,000 74,000 107,000
Gulfstream 650 106,000 85,000 121,000
Boeing 737/BBJ 95,000 73,000 119,000
Boeing 757/767 99,000 76,000 121,000
Airbus ACJ319 97,000 75,000 120,000
Challenger 601 84,000 68,000 99,000
Challenger 604/605 88,000 71,000 104,000
Falcon 900/900EX 94,000 73,000 113,000
Falcon 2000/2000EX 92,000 73,000 108,000
Falcon 7X 99,000 81,000 121,000
Global Express/5000/6000 96,000 75,000 114,000
Midsize Jets
Gulfstream Astra/G100/G150 65,000 55,000 82,000
Gulfstream Galaxy/G200/G280 66,000 60,000 83,000
Challenger 300/350 72,000 62,000 95,000
Citation Excel/XLS 67,000 56,000 86,000
Citation Sovereign 67,000 59,000 88,000
Citation X 73,000 65,000 94,000
Embraer Legacy 600 66,000 58,000 82,000
Falcon 50 67,000 59,000 81,000
Hawker 800/800XP/1000 66,000 55,000 85,000
Hawker 850/850XP/900/900XP 68,000 56,000 86,000
Learjet 35/36 56,000 48,000 68,000
Learjet 40/40XR/45/45XR 58,000 50,000 71,000
Learjet 55/60 63,000 55,000 80,000
Learjet 75 68,000 60,000 87,000
Light Jets
Beechjet 400/Hawker 400XP 55,000 49,000 65,000
CitationJet/CJ1/CJ2 54,000 49,000 63,000
Citation Bravo/CJ3/CJ4 56,000 51,000 64,000
Citation V/Ultra/Encore 59,000 53,000 68,000
Turboprop
King Air 90/100 47,000 43,000 61,000
King Air 200/250 49,000 46,000 66,000
King Air 300/350 54,000 48,000 69,000

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Fractional Pilot Annual Salary

Fractional operators allow corporations or private individuals to own a share in an airplane – and make planes in that fleet type available on an as-needed basis to the owner. The fraction level an owner has determines the amount of hours available to them for flying.

Fractional aircraft companies are among the largest corporate jet operators. Most pilot jobs with fractional companies provide set schedules for pilots with set days off each month.

Some fractional operators pay pilots based on the airplane they fly. Others pay corporate pilots based on their schedule rather than airplane type.

NetJets pilot compensation is based on the type of schedule they fly, with pilots flying more having a higher salary.

FlexJet compensation is listed as a daily rate. The company states that pilots average 195 paid days per year.

Airshare Pilot Salary

Year Phenom CA Phenom FO Challenger CA Challenger FO
15 165,000 80,000 190,000 109,000
14 162,000 78,000 186,000 106,000
13 159,000 76,000 182,000 103,000
12 156,000 74,000 178,000 100,000
11 153,000 72,000 174,000 97,000
10 150,000 70,000 170,000 94,000
9 147,000 68,000 166,000 91,000
8 144,000 66,000 162,000 88,000
7 141,000 64,000 158,000 85,000
6 138,000 62,000 154,000 82,000
5 135,000 61,000 150,000 80,000
4 132,000 60,000 146,000 78,000
3 129,000 59,000 142,000 76,000
2 126,000 58,000 138,000 72,000
1 120,000 56,000 130,000 70,000

NetJets Pilot Salary – Captain

Year 76-day Schedule 72-day Schedule 60-day Schedule 7/7 Schedule 52-day Schedule
17 252,286 236,761 194,066 194,066 184,363
16 242,585 227,656 186,603 186,603 172,273
15 233,254 218,900 179,426 179,426 170,455
14 224,281 210,479 172,524 172,524 163,898
13 216,698 203,363 166,691 166,691 158,356
12 209,369 196,485 161,053 161,053 153,000
11 202,288 189,839 155,606 155,606 147,826
10 195,450 183,422 150,346 150,346 142,829
9 188,839 177,218 145,261 145,261 137,998
8 182,454 171,226 140,349 140,349 133,332
7 176,284 165,436 135,603 135,603 128,823
6 170,323 159,842 131,018 131,018 124,467
5 164,563 154,436 126,587 126,587 120,258
4 158,998 149,213 122,306 122,306 116,191
3 153,621 144,167 118,170 118,170 112,262
2 148,429 139,295 114,176 114,176 108,467
1 143,407 134,582 110,313 110,313 104,797

NetJets Pilot Salary – First Officer

Year 76-day Schedule 72-day Schedule 60-day Schedule 7/7 Schedule 52-day Schedule
17 171,794 161,223 132,149 132,149 125,542
16 165,187 155,023 127,067 127,067 120,714
15 158,834 149,060 122,180 122,180 116,071
14 152,724 143,326 117,480 117,480 111,606
13 147,560 138,480 113,508 113,508 107,833
12 142,570 133,796 109,669 109,669 104,186
11 137,612 129,143 105,855 105,855 100,562
10 132,886 124,708 102,220 102,220 97,109
9 126,697 118,900 97,459 97,459 92,586
8 120,609 113,187 92,776 92,776 88,137
7 114,813 107,748 88,318 88,318 83,902
6 109,299 102,573 84,076 84,076 79,872
5 104,047 97,644 80,036 80,036 76,034
4 99,047 92,952 76,190 76,190 72,381
3 94,290 88,488 72,531 72,531 68,904
2 89,759 84,235 69,045 69,045 65,593
1 85,446 80,188 65,728 65,728 62,442

Planesense Pilot Salary

Year PC12 – Captain PC24 – Captain First Officer – All Airplanes
18 134,024 190,016 45,000
17 130,755 184,481 45,000
16 127,566 180,353 45,000
15 124,455 175,100 45,000
14 121,419 170,000 45,000
13 118,458 165,000 45,000
12 115,569 160,000 45,000
11 112,750 155,000 45,000
10 110,000 150,000 45,000
9 105,000 145,000 45,000
8 100,000 140,000 45,000
7 95,000 135,000 45,000
6 90,000 130,000 45,000
5 85,000 125,000 45,000
4 80,000 120,000 45,000
3 75,000 115,000 45,000
2 70,000 110,000 45,000
1 65,000 105,000 42,500

FlexJet Pilot Daily Rate

Year Phenom 300 – CA Challenger 350 – CA Challnger 300 – CA First Officer – All Airplanes
18 1,074 1,276 766
17 1,043 1,236 766
16 1,103 1,197 766
15 983 1,160 755
14 955 1,123 755
13 927 1,008 733
12 900 1,053 721
11 874 1,020 711
10 848 988 698
9 823 957 670
8 799 927 650
7 776 898 631
6 799 927 650
5 732 842 602 577
4 710 816 574 561
3 690 790 548 544
2 670 765 506 528
1 650 741 497 513

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About Greg Thomson

Greg started his professional pilot journey in 2002 after graduating from Embry Riddle. Since that time he has accumulated close to 8,000 hours working as a pilot. Greg’s professional experience includes flight instructing, animal tracking, backcountry flying, forest firefighting, passenger charter, part 135 cargo, flying for a regional airline, and working as a manager in charge of a part 135 and part 121 training programs. Greg took a 5 year hiatus from flying and worked in software development and marketing. He has returned to flying and works for a major airline. Greg enjoys educating and helping pilots improve their professional lives and is passionate about applying technology and new methods to help with traditional challenges.