The NBAA Compensation Survey is an indispensable business tool to help NBAA members create and run the most effective and efficient flight departments. Conducted annually, this industry survey provides a comprehensive review of aviation department personnel salaries and benefits to help member companies better evaluate their flight departments.

The survey, now administered by BDO USA, LLP on behalf of NBAA, provides participants with comprehensive picture of aviation department/function makeup, key benefits and policies and compensation packages for their employees in flight departments/functions. This includes:

  • Annual cash compensation (including base salary, overtime, and annual incentives)
  • Salary Ranges
  • Merit Increases
  • Long-term incentives- eligibility and type
  • Formally recorded Duty/Flight hours and Weekend/RON day

Only NBAA Business or Operating Members who have participated receive complimentary access to the year in which there was participation. NBAA Member Representatives, or Compensation Survey Alternates, who have not participated in the current year’s survey may purchase access to survey results for $700.

For more information about the survey, please email