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 six aircraft classes at over 50 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 six 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, and total compensation at the 10th, 25th, 50th, 75th, and 90th percentile levels;
  • Computation of compa-ratio (ratio of current compensation to range midpoint) for all ranges;
  • 401K matching comparison as an element of total cash compensation;
  • Comparison of total compensation as a function of benefits load; and
  • Distribution analysis based on a comparison of 50th percentile market composite average and associated mean.

Then… We Refine the Data



Fine Tuned By Position

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

Adjusted By Jet Class

Jet Class Details
  • Helicopters (Captain Position Only)
  • Jet Class I – Light Jets / Turboprops
  • Jet Class II – Medium Jets and Super Midsize Jets
  • Jet Class III – Large Jets or Mission Capable Super Midsize Jets
  • Jet Class IV – Heavy / Ultra-long-range Jets
  • Jet Class V – Premium Heavy / Ultra-long-range Jets
  • All Jet Average


Calibrated By Location

Location Details
  • National Average
  • Albuquerque
  • Anchorage
  • Atlanta
  • Austin
  • Baltimore
  • Birmingham
  • Boise
  • Boston
  • Buffalo
  • Charleston
  • Charlotte
  • Chicago
  • 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
  • Nashville
  • New Orleans
  • New York City
  • Oklahoma City
  • Omaha
  • Orlando
  • Philadelphia
  • Pittsburgh
  • Phoenix
  • Portland
  • Raleigh-Durham
  • Redding, CA
  • Richmond
  • Salt Lake City
  • San Diego
  • San Francisco
  • Savannah
  • Seattle
  • South Florida
  • St. Louis
  • Tampa
  • Toledo
  • Tulsa
  • Washington, D.C.

Note: Additional regions will be added per subscriber demand.


Flight Department Size

Refined By Flight Dept. Size

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

About the Creator

The AirComp Calculator™ was created by Dr. Chris Broyhill, one of the industry’s most respected authorities on business aviation compensation. An industry veteran with over 38 years of experience, Dr. Broyhill has led several scientific research projects concerning personnel retention, compensation, and leadership on behalf of the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) since 2017. His research and expertise on the subjects of retention and compensation have led to his engagement to perform compensation analyses for over 60 business aviation operators, including an OEM and a leading aircraft management company, as well as several Fortune 500 flight departments.

Dr. Chris Broyhill
Veteran Owned Business

Watch the Demo

As you can see from the demonstration, each query creates an onscreen report and a downloadable pdf, each with Dr. Broyhill’s guarantee that the data displayed is current and accurate. This report isn’t based on opinion or interpretation. It’s data-driven and scientifically-derived, resulting from a proprietary process that has been demonstrated to and accepted by executives, HR compensation professionals, and aviation managers all over the country.

Report Generation and Retention

All user queries are stored within the system on our secure server. Pdf reports can be generated for each/all queries within specific date ranges.

Choose From Yearly Subscriptions, Ad-hoc Reports and Other Specialty Reports

We have a plan to fit every need. Explore the options below.

Multiple subscription levels are available depending on the needs of the organization. For organizations or individuals that only want a few looks at the data per year, single ad-hoc reports and multiple report packages are available. For most organizations, Dr. Broyhill recommends purchasing a subscription level that will allow at least two queries per person per year to support both mid-year and year-end reviews. The purchase of additional queries beyond two per person will allow the organization to follow aviation compensation trends in real-time as they change quarterly.

  • A Report Consists of One Position, One Jet Class, One Jet Type, One Jet Location and One Flight Department Size.
  • If a Comparison is Selected the Report Price Includes One Comparison Against One Position, One Jet Class, Location and Flight Department Size.

Other specialty reports and add-ons are available. See below for more details.

Ad-hoc Reports

* Prices may be subject to additional taxes and fees.


Unused queries will be rolled over to subsequent year(s) if the subscription is renewed.

Concierge Service, where Dr. Broyhill runs the reports for you with recommendations and remarks included, is available as an add-on for an additional fee as shown below.

* Prices may be subject to additional taxes and fees.
Larger packages available on request.

AirComp Options™

Your skills are in demand so you need answers. Business aviation versus the airlines: which is the better financial option?

We’ll run your data against our proprietary database that is powered by several well-respected aviation compensation surveys and data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. Then, we’ll compare your data versus the compensation rates of the best-paying major airlines to produce a report that will demonstrate the effect of your decision in the short-term and over the course of many years. Make your career choice based on the industry’s most comprehensive compensation data. A small investment today can provide the data you need to make the best financial decision for the rest of your avaition career.

What to see a sample report first? Click here to request our white paper that explains the process and includes pages from a sample report.

* Prices may be subject to additional taxes and fees.

Custom Compensation Surveys

Sometimes your information needs are better addressed by a custom compensation survey. For example, are you curious about compensation trends in your major metropolitan area? Would you like to see a survey conducted that focuses on departments in your location? Dr. Broyhill has done tailored surveys for individual clients and the cost is less than you think!

Please use the form linked below to request more details.

* Prices may be subject to additional taxes and fees.


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