How much does a Pilot make?

Updated 19 Sep 2021
$101,219 /yr
Average Base Pay

98 salaries

$65K

Low

$101K

Average

$160K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

The national average salary for Pilot is $101,219 per year in Australia. Filter by location to see Pilot salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 98 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Pilot employees.

Seniority Levels

L2
Pilot$101,219 /yr
L3
Senior PilotNo Salary Reports
L4
Staff PilotNo Salary Reports
Career Path

Related Job Titles

Airline Pilot

$100

per year

Corporate Pilot

$10

per year

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Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia
2.6

Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia

Pilot

$95,008

 /yr
Range: $81K - $121K
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$81K

$121K

$81,150 - $121,416 Range

Qantas
4

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

$147,647

 /yr
Range: $99K - $220K

$99K

$220K

$99,348 - $220,000 Range

Royal Australian Air Force
4.2

Royal Australian Air Force

Pilot

$133,031

 /yr
Range: $90K - $150K

$90K

$150K

$90,000 - $150,000 Range

Hardy aviation

Pilot

$60,000

 /yr
Range: $48K - $65K

$48K

$65K

$48,000 - $65,000 Range

Qantas
4

Qantas

Pilot
About 

$153K -$826K

$153K

$826K

$152,757 - $825,992 Range

Jetstar Airways
3.7

Jetstar Airways

Pilot
About 

$116K -$209K

$116K

$209K

$116,254 - $208,870 Range

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Qantas
4

Qantas

Pilot - Monthly
About 

$10K -$10K

$10K

$10K

$9,563 - $10,391 Range

Qantas
4

Qantas

Pilot - Contractor
About 

$29K -$31K

$29K

$31K

$28,642 - $31,270 Range

ACT Government
3.8

ACT Government

Pilot
About 

$131K -$142K

$131K

$142K

$130,617 - $142,212 Range

Jetstar Airways
3.7

Jetstar Airways

Pilot - Hourly Intern
About 

$53 -$57

 hourly

$53

$57

$53 - $57 Range

Australian Government
4.2

$114K

$125K

$114,280 - $124,742 Range

Australian Army
4.2

Australian Army

Pilot
About 

$62K -$67K

$62K

$67K

$61,842 - $67,239 Range

$64K

$69K

$63,712 - $69,389 Range

Flight Training Adelaide
3

$62K

$68K

$61,892 - $67,830 Range

Cathay Pacific
3.4

Cathay Pacific

Pilot
About 

$213K -$230K

$213K

$230K

$212,656 - $229,867 Range

Cobham
3.1

Cobham

Pilot
About 

$173K -$188K

$173K

$188K

$173,373 - $188,405 Range

3.5

Tigerair

Pilot
About 

$123K -$133K

$123K

$133K

$123,238 - $133,067 Range

Emirates
3.9

Emirates

Pilot
About 

$145K -$157K

$145K

$157K

$144,711 - $156,656 Range

National Parks and Wildlife Service
3.5

$115K

$124K

$114,692 - $123,957 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Pilot salaries

The national average salary for a Pilot is $101,219 per year in Australia. Filter by location to see a Pilot salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 98 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Pilot employees.

The highest salary for a Pilot in Australia is $160,200 per year.

The lowest salary for a Pilot in Australia is $65,000 per year.

Recent Salary Reports

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

$12,000
monthly
An Airline Pilot in the Melbourne Area area reported making $12,000 per month
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Melbourne Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
$130,000
per year
A Pilot, First Officer in the Perth Area area reported making $130,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Perth Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
$128
hourly
An Airplane Pilot Or Copilot in the Sydney Area area reported making $128 per hour
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Sydney Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$200,000
per year
A Pilot in the Melbourne Area area reported making $200,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Melbourne Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
$40
hourly
A Pilot in the Brisbane Area area reported making $40 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Brisbane Area area
Part-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
$30,000
per year
A Pilot in the Melbourne Area area reported making $30,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Melbourne Area area
Contract
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$130,854
per year
An Airline Pilot in the Sydney Area area reported making $130,854 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Sydney Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$27
hourly
A Commercial Pilot in the Brisbane Area area reported making $27 per hour
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Brisbane Area area
 
Part-time
Company - Private
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