U.S. Air Force

Pilot

Career Description

Taking control of one of the most advanced aircraft in the world—and pushing its performance to the limit—requires extraordinary skill and precision, and Air Force Pilots make it look easy. While successfully completing their missions is paramount, the role of Pilots as leaders and character models is just as important since they train and command crews in addition to flying. Air Force Pilots deploy around the world to wherever there's a need as fighters, trainers, bombers, advisers and more.

Salary per rank

E-1Airman Basic PayStarting pay $1,468/mo

E-2Airman PayStarting pay $1,645/mo

E-3Airman First Class PayStarting pay $1,730/mo - max $1,950/mo after 3 years

E-4Senior Airman PayStarting pay $1,916/mo - max $2,326/mo after 6 years

E-5Staff Sergeant PayStarting pay $2,090/mo - max $2,966/mo after 12 years

E-6Technical Sergeant PayStarting pay $2,281/mo - max $3,533/mo after 18 years

E-7Master Sergeant PayStarting pay $2,637/mo - max $4,740/mo after 26 years

E-8Senior Master Sergeant PayStarting pay $3,794/mo - max $5,411/mo after 30 years

E-9Chief Master Sergeant PayStarting pay $4,635/mo - max $7,196/mo after 38 years

E-9Command Chief Master Sergeant PayStarting pay $4,635/mo - max $7,196/mo after 38 years

E-9Chief Master Sergeant Of The Air Force PayStarting pay $4,635/mo - max $7,196/mo after 38 years

O-1Second Lieutenant PayStarting pay $2,784/mo - max $3,503/mo after 3 years

O-2First Lieutenant PayStarting pay $3,207/mo - max $4,439/mo after 6 years

O-3Captain PayStarting pay $3,712/mo - max $6,039/mo after 14 years

O-4Major PayStarting pay $4,222/mo - max $7,049/mo after 18 years

O-5Lieutenant Colonel PayStarting pay $4,893/mo - max $8,313/mo after 22 years

O-6Colonel PayStarting pay $5,870/mo - max $10,391/mo after 30 years

O-7Brigadier General PayStarting pay $7,919/mo - max $11,832/mo after 30 years

O-8Major General PayStarting pay $9,531/mo - max $13,739/mo after 34 years

O-9Lieutenant General PayStarting pay $13,470/mo - max $16,709/mo after 38 years

O-10General PayStarting pay $15,401/mo - max $18,937/mo after 38 years

O-10General of the Air Force PayStarting pay $15,401/mo - max $18,937/mo after 38 years

Human resources contact information

Military Pay: Army/Air Force 888-729-2769.

Location of company headquarters

Fort Riley

City and state

Fort Riley, Kansas

coordinates

N39 degrees 05'24"

W96 degrees 49'12"

Intriguing characteristics

Flint hills

Bill Snyder family stadium

the first state capital of Kansas

Kansas state university

Average cost of living

Fort Riley Kansas-102

I think that I will be able to actually survive in Fort Riley, Kansas