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UAV Pilot SalaryHow Much Do Unmanned Aircraft Systems Pilots Make?
By Kyle Garrett
At the time of this writing, Indeed.com listed UAV pilot salaries between $30,000 and $150,000 with most of the salaries between $30,000 and $70,000. Your salary will depend on your experience level, the type of company you work for, the type of aircraft flown, and your seniority with the company. UAV sensor operators, as a general rule, make less than UAV pilots. But keep in mind that sensor operators are not held to the same high standards of education and training.
UAV Pilot Benefits
Depending on the company you work for, as a UAV pilot you may be eligible to receive health insurance, life insurance, and disability benefits
Experience and Seniority Affects Pay
As an entry-level UAV pilot, you can expect to make low pay and work undesirable hours. However, as you accumulate the required hours to apply for better jobs you can expect to move up into higher paying jobs.
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