Complete Overview of Corporate Pilot Pay

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 ACJ318/319 140,000 127,000 179,000
Boeing 727 126,000 105,000 147,000
Boeing 737/BBJ 140,000 129,000 170,000
Challenger 600/601 117,000 97,000 143,000
Challenger 604/605 131,000 102,000 169,000
Falcon 2000/2000EX/LX 123,000 97,000 161,000
Falcon 7X 139,000 101,000 174,000
Falcon 900/900EX/900LX 132,000 98,000 170,000
Global Express/5000/6000 152,000 114,000 195,000
Gulfstream III 111,000 90,000 138,000
Gulfstream IV/G450 140,000 104,000 176,000
Gulfstream V/G550 152,000 116,000 190,000
Gulfstream G650 156,000 121,000 198,000
Midsize Jets
Challenger 300/350 114,000 92,000 135,000
Citation Excel/XLS 89,000 75,000 113,000
Citation Latitude 115,000 89,000 139,000
Citation Sovereign 103,000 84,000 118,000
Citation X 116,000 94,000 139,000
Embraer Legacy 600 104,000 84,000 130,000
Falcon 20/200 83,000 67,000 104,000
Falcon 50 107,000 85,000 134,000
Gulfstream Astra/G100/G150 99,000 79,000 116,000
Gulfstream Galaxy/G200/G280 113,000 87,000 138,000
Hawker 800/800XP/1000 99,000 79,000 121,000
Hawker 850/850XP/900/900XP 101,000 84,000 123,000
Learjet 35/36 78,000 65,000 95,000
Learjet 40/40XR/45/45XR 93,000 78,000 105,000
Learjet 55/60/60XR 95,000 79,000 108,000
Learjet 70/75 100,000 84,000 113,000
Light Jets
Beechjet 400/Hawker 400XP 78,000 66,000 97,000
CitationJet/CJ1/CJ2/M2 72,000 63,000 86,000
Citation II/SII/Bravo/CJ3/CJ4 78,000 65,000 101,000
Citation V/Ultra/Encore 84,000 68,000 105,000
Citation Mustang 67,000 58,000 82,000
Embraer Phenom 100 66,000 57,000 81,000
Embraer Phenom 300 74,000 63,000 89,000
Premier I 72,000 59,000 87,000
Turboprop
Caravan 51,000 42,000 65,000
Cheyenne II/III 52,000 43,000 67,000
Conquest II 54,000 43,000 67,000
King Air 90/100 62,000 48,000 77,000
King Air 200/250 72,000 54,000 87,000
King Air 300/350 74,000 55,000 90,000
Mitsubishi MU2 52,000 44,000 64,000
Piaggio P180 Avanti 64,000 52,000 74,000
Pilatus PC12 63,000 51,000 77,000
TBM700/850 54,000 44,000 65,000
TBM900/910/930 58,000 50,000 68,000

Corporate Pilot Salary - First Officer

Average Low High
Large Jets
Airbus ACJ318/319 87,000 77,000 97,000
Boeing 727 79,000 68,000 91,000
Boeing 737/BBJ 88,000 78,000 97,000
Challenger 600/601 75,000 68,000 87,000
Challenger 604/605 86,000 78,000 93,000
Falcon 2000/2000EX/LX 84,000 72,000 94,000
Falcon 7X 88,000 78,000 98,000
Falcon 900/900EX/900LX 91,000 79,000 102,000
Global Express/5000/6000 93,000 81,000 104,000
Gulfstream III 78,000 66,000 88,000
Gulfstream IV/G450 92,000 80,000 102,000
Gulfstream V/G550 92,000 82,000 106,000
Gulfstream G650 97,000 85,000 108,000
Midsize Jets
Challenger 300/350 78,000 64,000 88,000
Citation Excel/XLS 58,000 52,000 70,000
Citation Latitude 75,000 59,000 85,000
Citation Sovereign 67,000 57,000 82,000
Citation X 78,000 66,000 92,000
Embraer Legacy 600 69,000 58,000 83,000
Falcon 20/200 53,000 43,000 64,000
Falcon 50 76,000 59,000 84,000
Gulfstream Astra/G100/G150 57,000 49,000 72,000
Gulfstream Galaxy/G200/G280 69,000 57,000 83,000
Hawker 800/800XP/1000 63,000 56,000 79,000
Hawker 850/850XP/900/900XP 69,000 60,000 84,000
Learjet 35/36 50,000 42,000 59,000
Learjet 40/40XR/45/45XR 60,000 49,000 69,000
Learjet 55/60/60XR 64,000 56,000 76,000
Learjet 70/75 68,000 57,000 78,000
Light Jets
Beechjet 400/Hawker 400XP 50,000 45,000 58,000
CitationJet/CJ1/CJ2/M2 47,000 39,000 54,000
Citation II/SII/Bravo/CJ3/CJ4 50,000 45,000 57,000
Citation V/Ultra/Encore 52,000 47,000 59,000

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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 by Pro Pilot Magazine

Charter Pilot Salary - Captain

Average Low High
Large Jets
Gulfstream III 106,000 88,000 114,000
Gulfstream IV/G450 126,000 104,000 145,000
Gulfstream V/G550 138,000 108,000 153,000
Gulfstream 650 145,000 114,000 163,000
Boeing 737/BBJ 142,000 114,000 157,000
Boeing 757/767 146,000 116,000 159,000
Airbus ACJ319 140,000 112,000 156,000
Challenger 601 98,000 91,000 122,000
Challenger 604/605 114,000 100,000 134,000
Falcon 900/900EX 117,000 104,000 136,000
Falcon 2000/2000EX 116,000 96,000 132,000
Falcon 7X 140,000 112,000 157,000
Midsize Jets
Gulfstream Astra/G100/G150 85,000 72,000 102,000
Gulstream Galaxy/G200/G280 96,000 80,000 112,000
Challenger 300/350 108,000 86,000 128,000
Citation Excel/XLS 80,000 67,000 93,000
Citation Sovereign 87,000 77,000 102,000
Citation X 94,000 86,000 119,000
Embraer Legacy 600 92,000 83,000 106,000
Falcon 50 92,000 83,000 108,000
Hawker 800/800XP/1000 87,000 71,000 103,000
Hawker 850/850XP/900/900XP 94,000 77,000 108,000
Learjet 35/36 70,000 60,000 85,000
Learjet 40/40XR/45/45XR 78,000 68,000 92,000
Learjet 55/60 85,000 73,000 104,000
Learjet 75 90,000 76,000 108,000
Light Jets
Beechjet 400/Hawker 400XP 73,000 61,000 92,000
CitationJet/CJ1/CJ2 67,000 58,000 80,000
Citation Bravo/CJ3/CJ4 72,000 60,000 83,000
Citation V/Ultra/Encore 74,000 58,000 92,000
Embraer Phenom 100 63,000 54,000 74,000
Embraer Phenom 300 68,000 56,000 81,000
Turboprop
Caravan/Conquest 48,000 42,000 62,000
King Air 90/100 55,000 47,000 69,000
King Air 200/250 61,000 50,000 72,000
King Air 300/350 65,000 56,000 81,000
Piaggio P180 Avanti 57,000 50,000 71,000
Pilatus PC12 55,000 48,000 69,000

Charter Pilot Salary - First Officer

Average Low High
Large Jets
Gulfstream III 62,000 54,000 79,000
Gulfstream IV/G450 79,000 58,000 87,000
Gulfstream V/G550 84,000 64,000 94,000
Gulfstream 650 93,000 73,000 105,000
Boeing 737/BBJ 81,000 63,000 104,000
Boeing 757/767 85,000 66,000 106,000
Airbus ACJ319 82,000 64,000 104,000
Challenger 601 72,000 58,000 86,000
Challenger 604/605 76,000 61,000 89,000
Falcon 900/900EX 81,000 63,000 100,000
Falcon 2000/2000EX 79,000 62,000 95,000
Falcon 7X 86,000 70,000 105,000
Midsize Jets
Gulfstream Astra/G100/G150 55,000 48,000 69,000
Gulstream Galaxy/G200/G280 57,000 50,000 71,000
Challenger 300/350 62,000 53,000 81,000
Citation Excel/XLS 58,000 48,000 73,000
Citation Sovereign 59,000 51,000 76,000
Citation X 63,000 56,000 81,000
Embraer Legacy 600 58,000 50,000 69,000
Falcon 50 58,000 51,000 69,000
Hawker 800/800XP/1000 57,000 46,000 72,000
Hawker 850/850XP/900/900XP 59,000 48,000 73,000
Learjet 35/36 48,000 40,000 59,000
Learjet 40/40XR/45/45XR 50,000 42,000 60,000
Learjet 55/60 54,000 46,000 670,000
Light Jets
Beechjet 400/Hawker 400XP 46,000 41,000 55,000
CitationJet/CJ1/CJ2 46,000 41,000 54,000
Citation Bravo/CJ3/CJ4 48,000 43,000 56,000
Citation V/Ultra/Encore 50,000 44,000 58,000
Turboprop
King Air 90/100 39,000 35,000 53,000
King Air 200/250 41,000 38,000 56,000
King Air 300/350 46,000 40,000 58,000

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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 chart below shows it as an annual salary determined by applying the daily pay to what the company states as average days worked in a year.

Executive Share Pilot Salary

Year Learjet 45 Phenom 300 Citation CJ2+ Phenom 100 King Air 350 First Officer - All Planes
15 141247 141247 120060 112997 105935 79881
14 137133 137133 116563 109706 102850 77555
13 133139 133139 113168 106511 99854 75296
12 129261 129261 109872 103409 96946 73103
11 125496 125496 106671 100397 94122 70973
10 121841 121841 103565 97473 91380 68906
9 118292 118292 100548 94634 86135 66899
8 114846 114846 97620 91877 86135 64951
7 111501 111501 94776 89201 83626 63059
6 108254 108254 92016 86603 81190 61222
5 106131 106131 90212 84905 79598 60022
4 104050 104050 88443 83240 78038 58845
3 102010 102010 86709 81608 76508 57691
2 101000 101000 85850 80800 75750 56560
1 100000 100000 85000 80000 75000 56000

NetJets Pilot Salary - Captain

Year 76-day Schedule 72-day Schedule 60-day Schedule 7/7 Schedule 52-day Schedule
17 240136 225358 184720 184720 175484
16 230901 216692 177616 177616 168735
15 222019 208356 170784 170784 162245
14 213480 200342 164215 164215 156004
13 206262 193569 158663 158663 150730
12 119285 187021 153296 153296 145631
11 192546 180697 148112 148112 140706
10 186037 174588 143105 143105 135950
9 179745 168683 138265 138265 131352
8 173666 162979 133589 133589 126910
7 167749 157468 129072 129072 122618
6 162120 152144 124708 124708 118473
5 156637 146998 120490 120490 114466
4 151341 142028 116416 116416 110595
3 146221 137223 112478 112478 106854
2 141279 132585 108676 108676 103242
1 136500 128100 105000 105000 99750

NetJets Pilot Salary - First Officer

Year 76-day Schedule 72-day Schedule 60-day Schedule 7/7 Schedule 52-day Schedule
11 130984 122924 100757 100757 95719
10 126486 118702 97297 97297 92432
9 120595 113173 92765 92765 88127
8 114800 107736 88308 88308 83893
7 109285 102559 84065 84065 79862
6 104434 97632 80026 80026 76025
5 99035 92941 76181 76181 72372
4 94277 88476 72521 72521 68895
3 89748 84225 69037 69037 65585
2 85436 80178 65720 65720 62434
1 81332 76327 62563 62563 59435

Planesense Pilot Salary

Year PC12 - Captain Nextant 400XTi - Captain PC12 - First Officer Nextant 400XTi - First Officer
16 96000 135000 40000 100000
15 95000 133000 40000 99000
14 93500 131000 40000 97000
13 92000 129000 40000 95000
12 90500 127000 40000 93000
11 89000 125000 40000 91000
10 87500 123000 40000 89000
9 86000 121000 40000 87000
8 84000 119000 40000 85000
7 82000 117000 40000 83000
6 80000 115000 40000 81000
5 78000 112000 40000 79000
4 74000 108000 40000 77000
3 70000 103000 40000 74000
2 65000 97000 38000 70000
1 60000 90000 36000 65000

FlexJet Pilot Salary

Year Captain - All Challenger 350 First Officer
18 - 213,590 -
17 - 205,530 -
16 - 197,470 -
15 - 189,410 90,876
14 - 181,350 90,876
13 - 175,305 90,876
12 126,340 169,260 87,854
11 124,124 165,230 87,854
10 120,698 159,185 87,854
9 118,280 153,140 84,831
8 114,653 153,140 84,831
7 111,026 153,140 84,831
6 106,996 153,140 84,831
5 105,586 132,990 84,831
4 101,556 132,990 81,003
3 97,324 132,990 77,577
2 88,861 132,990 74,756
1 85,436 132,990 71,532

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