How much does a Pilot make?

Updated 16 Jan 2022
$100,000 /yr
Average Base Pay

117 salaries

$59K

Low

$100K

Average

$160K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

How much does a Pilot make? The national average salary for a Pilot is $100,000 in Australia. Filter by location to see Pilot salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 117 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Pilot employees.

Seniority Levels

L2
Pilot$100,000 /yr
L3
Senior PilotNo Salary Reports
L4
Staff PilotNo Salary Reports
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Related Job Titles

Airline Pilot

$95

per year

Corporate Pilot

$10

per year

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Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia
2.7

Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia

Pilot

$95,679

 /yr
Range: $82K - $122K
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$82K

$122K

$81,723 - $122,274 Range

Qantas
3.9

Qantas

Pilot

$150,000

 /yr
Range: $31K - $158M

$31K

$158M

$31,200 - $157,500,000 Range

Virgin Australia Airlines
3.9

Virgin Australia Airlines

Pilot

$147,800

 /yr
Range: $100K - $220K

$100K

$220K

$100,050 - $220,000 Range

Royal Australian Air Force
4.2

Royal Australian Air Force

Pilot

$140,486

 /yr
Range: $90K - $165K

$90K

$165K

$90,000 - $165,000 Range

Cobham
2.9

Cobham

Pilot

$147,000

 /yr
Range: $135K - $181K

$135K

$181K

$135,000 - $180,756 Range

Aerometrex
4.5

Aerometrex

Pilot

$65,889

 /yr
Range: $60K - $86K

$60K

$86K

$60,000 - $86,000 Range

Hardy aviation

Pilot

$60,000

 /yr
Range: $48K - $65K

$48K

$65K

$48,000 - $65,000 Range

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Qantas
3.9

Qantas

Pilot - Contractor
About 

$29K -$147K

$29K

$147K

$28,975 - $146,537 Range

Qantas
3.9

Qantas

Pilot
About 

$153K -$826K

$153K

$826K

$153,347 - $825,912 Range

Jetstar Airways
3.5

Jetstar Airways

Pilot
About 

$116K -$209K

$116K

$209K

$116,269 - $209,086 Range

Nones
4

Nones

Pilot
About 

$57K -$73K

$57K

$73K

$57,325 - $72,792 Range

Cathay Pacific
3.3

Cathay Pacific

Pilot
About 

$210K -$309K

$210K

$309K

$209,950 - $309,198 Range

Flight Training Adelaide
3

$63K

$67K

$62,531 - $67,365 Range

Basair

Basair

Pilot
About 

$47K -$56K

$47K

$56K

$47,409 - $55,803 Range

McDonald's
3.5

McDonald's

Pilot - Monthly
About 

$39K -$42K

$39K

$42K

$38,728 - $41,795 Range

Qantas
3.9

Qantas

Pilot - Monthly
About 

$10K -$10K

$10K

$10K

$9,569 - $10,484 Range

Qantas
3.9

Qantas

Pilot
About 

$87K -$94K

$87K

$94K

$86,702 - $94,114 Range

ACT Government
4.2

ACT Government

Pilot
About 

$130K -$142K

$130K

$142K

$129,723 - $142,454 Range

Self Opportunity
4.3

$38K

$41K

$38,491 - $41,359 Range

Australian Government
3.9

$114K

$124K

$114,066 - $124,081 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Pilot salaries

The national average salary for a Pilot is $100,000 per year in Australia. Filter by location to see a Pilot salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 117 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Pilot employees.

The highest salary for a Pilot in Australia is $160,400 per year.

The lowest salary for a Pilot in Australia is $59,000 per year.

Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent pilot salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

$181,760
per year
An Experimental Test Pilot in the Adelaide Area area reported making $181,760 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Adelaide Area area
 
Full-time
10000+ employees
$500,000
per year
An Airline Pilot in the Melbourne Area area reported making $500,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Melbourne Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$150,000
per year
A Pilot in the Cairns Area area reported making $150,000 per year
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Cairns Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$147,000
per year
A Pilot in the Melbourne Area area reported making $147,000 per year
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Melbourne Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Public
$120,000
per year
A Pilot in the Brisbane Area area reported making $120,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Brisbane Area area
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
$80,000
per year
An Airline Pilot in the Melbourne Area area reported making $80,000 per year
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Melbourne Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Private
$77,000
per year
An Airline Pilot in the Melbourne Area area reported making $77,000 per year
Job Highlights
Melbourne Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
$200,500
per year
An Airline Pilot in the Melbourne Area area reported making $200,500 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Melbourne Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
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