Employee Compensation Software That Answers
"What's the Going Rate?"

The AirComp Calculator™ is business aviation’s only online compensation analysis system. It can provide precise compensation ranges for 14 business aviation positions in 9 aircraft classes at over 80 locations throughout the United States in seconds.

Aviation Compensation Analysis

The Information You Need Is At Your Fingertips

Limitations of Using Survey Data Alone

All compensation surveys are not created equal. Some surveys, like those available through pilot networking or recruiting websites, may not be statistically valid. For a survey instrument to possess validity and reliability, the two hallmarks of statistical data collection and analysis, it needs to be created and administered by professionals who are knowledgeable in the field of statistics. Furthermore, to avoid bias in the data input, compensation data should not be entered by those in the positions being analyzed, but by those who are disinterested third parties, such as human relations or compensation professionals. There are only a few surveys where both of these conditions are satisfied – and those are the only surveys the AirComp Calculator™ uses.

But even with a valid survey, what number do you select? Do you merely consider the average compensation for a position, or do you use the number from the applicable class of aircraft? And how do regional corrections apply to the data? Moreover, since survey data is typically at least three months old by the time the survey is published, how do you age the data into the present? Finally, how do you avoid the appearance of “cherry-picking” numbers out of surveys that might support one side of the compensation discussion better than the other?

The AirComp Calculator™ Methodology

The AirComp Calculator™ uses Dr. Broyhill’s proprietary methodology that includes validated aviation compensation surveys and data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The survey data is aged into the present and regionalized using internal survey trends and data from the BLS. The Calculator generates onscreen and pdf output that features:

  • Market compensation ranges for base salary, total cash compensation (with and without 401K match), and total compensation at the 10th, 25th, 50th, 75th, and 90th percentile levels;
  • Distribution analysis based on a comparison of 50th percentile market composite average and associated mean;
  • Comparison of base salary and total cash compensation (base salary + short-term incentive/bonus) vs market ranges;
  • Computation of compa-ratio (ratio of current compensation to range midpoint) for all ranges;
  • Comparison of total cash compensation with 401K match vs market ranges;
  • Comparison of current short-term incentive/bonus target vs market averages; and
  • Comparison of total compensation as a function of benefits load vs market ranges.

The AirComp Calculator™ Generates Compensation Ranges Based On



Position Details
  • Captain
  • Chief Pilot
  • Director/Aviation Manager (Flying)
  • Director/Aviation Manager (Non-Flying)
  • Director of Maintenance
  • First Officer
  • Flight Attendant
  • Flight Coordinator / Office Manager
  • Maintenance Supervisor
  • Maintenance Technician
  • Mx Asst/Line Service Tech
  • Scheduler
  • Senior Captain
  • Senior Flight Attendant

Note: Additional positions can be added based on subscriber demand


Jet Class

Jet Class Details
  • Helicopters (Captain, Senior Captain, and Chief Pilot Only)
  • Light Jet & Turboprop Class
  • Medium Jet Class
  • Super Midsize Jet Class
  • Large Jet Class
  • Premium Large Jet Class
  • Long-Range Jet Class
  • Premium Long-Range Jet Class


Location Details
  • National Average
  • Albuquerque
  • Anchorage
  • Atlanta
  • Atlantic City
  • Austin
  • Baltimore
  • Birmingham
  • Boise
  • Boston
  • Bozeman
  • Buffalo
  • Charleston
  • Charlotte
  • Chicago
  • Cincinnati
  • Cleveland
  • Columbus
  • Dallas-Fort Worth
  • Denver
  • Des Moines
  • Detroit
  • Hartford
  • Honolulu
  • Houston
  • Idaho Falls
  • Indianapolis
  • Jacksonville
  • Kansas City
  • Las Vegas
  • Little Rock
  • Louisville
  • Los Angeles
  • Memphis
  • Milwaukee
  • Minneapolis
  • Naples
  • Nashville
  • New Orleans
  • New York City
  • Oklahoma City
  • Omaha
  • Orlando
  • Palm Springs
  • Peoria
  • Philadelphia
  • Phoenix
  • Pittsburgh
  • Portland
  • Raleigh - Durham
  • Redding
  • Richmond
  • St Louis
  • Salt Lake City
  • San Antonio
  • San Diego
  • San Francisco
  • Santa Barbara
  • Savannah
  • Seattle
  • South Florida
  • Spokane
  • Tampa
  • Toledo
  • Trenton
  • Tulsa
  • Washington DC
  • Wilmington NC

Note: Additional regions will be added per subscriber demand.

Then Corrections Are Made to the Compensation Ranges Based On:


Flight Dept. Size

Dept. Size Details
  • All-Size Average
  • One Aircraft
  • Two Aircraft
  • Three - Four Aircraft
  • Five or More Aircraft

Operating Regulation

Operating Regulation Details
  • 14 CFR Part 91
  • 14 CFR Part 135
  • Average of Both

Dual Rated vs Fixed Wing

Dual Rated vs Fixed Wing Only Details
  • Average
  • Fixed Wing Only
  • Both

International Ops

International Ops Details
  • Average
  • International Ops
  • Domestic Only