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Pilot Average Salary in Fiji 2020

How much money does a Pilot make in Fiji?

Average Monthly Salary
8,130 FJD
( 97,600 FJD yearly)


A person working as a Pilot in Fiji typically earns around 8,130 FJD per month. Salaries range from 3,740 FJD (lowest) to 12,900 FJD (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Pilot salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Pilot Salary Distribution in Fiji

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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Pilot salaries in Fiji range from 3,740 FJD per month (minimum salary) to 12,900 FJD per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 8,780 FJD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Pilot(s) are earning less than 8,780 FJD while the other half are earning more than 8,780 FJD. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.

  • Percentiles

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of Pilot(s) are earning less than 5,630 FJD while 75% of them are earning more than 5,630 FJD. Also from the diagram, 75% of Pilot(s) are earning less than 11,700 FJD while 25% are earning more than 11,700 FJD.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary

Pilot Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Fiji Pilot
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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Pilot salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Pilot with less than two years of experience makes approximately 4,250 FJD per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 5,670 FJD per month, 34% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 8,380 FJD per month, 48% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Additionally, Pilot(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 10,200 FJD per month, 22% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.

If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 11,100 FJD per month, 9% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 12,100 FJD per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Pilot average salary change by experience in Fiji

0 - 2 Years
4,250 FJD
2 - 5 Years+34%
5,670 FJD
5 - 10 Years+48%
8,380 FJD
10 - 15 Years+22%
10,200 FJD
15 - 20 Years+9%
11,100 FJD
20+ Years+8%
12,100 FJD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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Pilot Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Pilot(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

Salary comparison by education level monthly Fiji Pilot
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We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down Pilot salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is Certificate or Diploma, the average salary of a Pilot is 4,840 FJD per month.

While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 7,600 FJD per month, 57% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.

A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 12,700 FJD per month, 68% more than someone with a Bachelor's Degree.

Pilot average salary difference by education level in Fiji

Certificate or Diploma
4,840 FJD
Bachelor's Degree+57%
7,600 FJD
Master's Degree+68%
12,700 FJD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Is a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Should you pursue higher education?

A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Fiji costs anywhere from 24,000 Fiji Dollar(s) to 72,100 Fiji Dollar(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.

You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.

Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support the thoery. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

If you can afford the costs of higher education, the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Education Level
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Pilot Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Fiji Pilot
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Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Pilot employees in Fiji earn 16% more than their female counterparts on average.

7,540 FJD
8,720 FJD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Fiji for all Careers

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Pilot Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Fiji

How much are annual salary increments in Fiji for Pilot(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?


Pilot(s) in Fiji are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% every 29 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 5% granted to employees every 28 months.

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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

Fiji / All Professions

The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in Fiji is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Fiji for the year 2019. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Pilot Bonus and Incentive Rates in Fiji

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Fiji Pilot
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A Pilot is considered to be a high bonus-based job due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

32% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 68% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 5% to 9% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.

Company Performance Bonuses

Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.

Goal-Based Bonuses

Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.

Holiday / End of Year Bonuses

These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.

What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting Cast

Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.

Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.

Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

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Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Fiji earn 25% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
4,280 FJD
Public Sector+25%
5,340 FJD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Pilot Average Hourly Wage in Fiji

47 FJD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Fiji is 47 FJD. This means that the average Pilot in Fiji earns approximately 47 FJD for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.

Pilot VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Pilot and Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense monthly Fiji
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The average salary for Pilot is 65% more than that of Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense. Also, Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense salaries are 2% more than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Aeronautical Engineer4,960 FJD-39%
Aerospace Engineer6,030 FJD-26%
Aerospace Technician4,350 FJD-47%
Air Crew Officer3,270 FJD-60%
Air Traffic Assistant2,680 FJD-67%
Air Traffic Controller5,040 FJD-38%
Aircraft Captain7,680 FJD-6%
Aircraft Electrician2,480 FJD-69%
Aircraft Engineer4,830 FJD-41%
Aircraft Fueler2,240 FJD-72%
Aircraft Maintenance Manager7,580 FJD-7%
Aircraft Maintenance Supervisor4,830 FJD-41%
Aircraft Maintenance Technician2,330 FJD-71%
Aircraft Mechanic2,560 FJD-69%
Aircraft Quality Assurance6,170 FJD-24%
Airfield Management Specialist7,020 FJD-14%
Airfield Operations Specialist5,670 FJD-30%
Airline Cabin Crew4,770 FJD-41%
Airline Copilot5,340 FJD-34%
Airlines Sales Manager8,800 FJD+8%
Airlines Structural Assembler2,100 FJD-74%
Airport Services Agent3,160 FJD-61%
Airport Services Manager9,950 FJD+22%
Assistant Aircraft Mechanic2,140 FJD-74%
Aviation Analyst6,240 FJD-23%
Aviation Inspector5,560 FJD-32%
Aviation Manager9,430 FJD+16%
Aviation Operations Controller5,100 FJD-37%
Aviation Resources Manager8,320 FJD+2%
Aviation Safety Manager8,720 FJD+7%
Aviation Safety Officer5,050 FJD-38%
Aviation Technician2,320 FJD-71%
Cargo Executive4,560 FJD-44%
Chief Pilot8,220 FJD+1%
First Officer3,510 FJD-57%
Fleet Management Officer3,360 FJD-59%
Flight Attendant3,060 FJD-62%
Flight Scheduler4,010 FJD-51%
Flight Simulation Engineer4,370 FJD-46%
Freight and Cargo Inspector3,510 FJD-57%
Helicopter Pilot5,220 FJD-36%
Loading Bridge Operator2,070 FJD-75%
Pilot8,130 FJD-0%
Ramp Agent2,000 FJD-75%
Reservations Sales Agent2,730 FJD-66%
Safety and Quality Specialist4,990 FJD-39%
Test Pilot5,570 FJD-31%

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Suva8,940 FJD
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