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Aircraft Operator - Federal Salaries of 2022

Pay Rates for "Aircraft Operator"

How much does an Aircraft Operator in the federal government get paid? $129,480.38* *Based on the 2022 average.

Aircraft Operator was the 287th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2022, with 300 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2022, the Federal Aviation Administration hired the most employees titled Aircraft Operation, with an average salary of $161,423.

Government Aircraft Operation jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. Remember that the starting and maximum yearly pay listed above reflect base pay only - your actual salary will be higher based on the Locality Pay Adjustment for the area in which you work.

Job Description

This occupation includes all positions primarily involved in: (1) piloting or copiloting of aircraft to carry out various programs and functions of Federal agencies; (2) providing ground and flight instruction and in-flight evaluation in the piloting of aircraft; (3) flight testing of developmental and modified aircraft and components; (4) in-flight inspection and evaluation of air navigation facilities and the environmental conditions affecting instrument flight procedures; and (5) performing staff work concerned with planning, analyzing, or administering agency aviation programs, where the work requires primarily the application of pilot knowledge and skills.

Agencies that have hired an Aircraft Operator

Aircraft Operator Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Aircraft Operator is $129,480.38. The highest paid Aircraft Operator made $209,387 in 2022.

Common Aircraft Operator Payscales

Payscale Number of Aircraft Operation Employees
GS - General Schedule 176
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 73
FV - Federal Aviation Administration Core Compensation Plan 40
NQ - Employees In The National Nuclear Secuirty Administration's Professional, Technical, And Admin Career Path 7
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not Elsewhere Specified 4

Category: N/A
Occupation Family: 2100 TRANSPORTATION GROUP

Average Aircraft Operation Pay Trend from 2004 to 2022

In 2004, the average pay for an Aircraft Operator was $82,200. Since then, the average pay has increased to $129,480 in 2022.

Data Sources

The information provided on these pages is sourced from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Enterprise Human Resources Integration (EHRI) dataset. Postal Service data is managed exclusively by the USPS . All information is displayed unmodified and as provided by the source agency.

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The series code of this occupation is 2181.

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