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Msg ID: 2595399 Test pilot pay +0/-0     
Author:Not in the know
10/1/2019 5:15:09 PM
How much to test pilots earn since Ntps costs a million?

Msg ID: 2595425 Test pilot pay +1/-0     
10/1/2019 9:18:17 PM

Reply to: 2595399

Typical test pilot job requirements are graduate of a recognized military TPS school or National TPS+3 years experience in experimental, developmental, or engineering flight test. If you have all that, starting salary typically around $140-150K. Never heard of anyone buying education at National TPS...most are military graduates or pilots who worked with an OEM and demonstrated capability to pass a TPS course at which time their OEM picked up the bill in return for a contract to stay with them for a couple of years after graduation to get return on their human investment, building experience. If the OEM paid for you to get the education, it typically isn't an immediate pay raise with the school, but only after the experience is built.

Msg ID: 2595426 Test pilot pay +0/-0     
10/1/2019 9:19:35 PM

Reply to: 2595399

Low to mid $100,000.  Most are military trained.  NTPS trainees are usually foreign pilots and a few FAA.

Msg ID: 2595444 Test pilot pay +1/-0     
10/1/2019 10:08:12 PM

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Hope you like to travel. As an OEM test pilot you will get to go to garden spots like Thompson, Manitoba (-40c), Yuma, Az. (+50c) and Alimosa Co. (7500 ft Elevation)

At least the per diem to adds up....

Msg ID: 2595456 Test pilot pay +2/-4     
10/1/2019 11:44:29 PM

Reply to: 2595444

Your a test pilot everytime your in the seat and in flight.

Msg ID: 2595539 depends - maintenance test pilot or experimental test pilot +0/-0     
10/2/2019 12:34:22 PM

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Msg ID: 2595567 depends - maintenance test pilot or experimental test pilot +0/-0     
Author:Not a good deal
10/2/2019 2:14:40 PM

Reply to: 2595539
Ntps costs 1 million for 140 thousand pay.

Msg ID: 2596446 Test pilot pay +0/-0     
Author:If you are a
10/7/2019 5:17:58 PM

Reply to: 2595399

true experimental test pilot with the appropriate credentials you'll start at over 75k, if not over 100k.

But, you need the credentials.