The NBAA Compensation Survey has been a fundamental tool available to business aviation since 2002. This year, the survey is undergoing a face-lift to include a user-friendly Excel based questionnaire, coverage of more compensation-related topics, and is being administered by BDO USA, LLP on behalf of NBAA.

The purpose of this survey is to provide 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 member representatives, or those designated by an NBAA member representative, at operating member companies are eligible to participate in the survey. Results are provided at no cost to survey participants and are available for purchase at $700 for members who do not participate.

Feb. 3 – June 1, 2020 Registration form to participate in data submission to be completed and submitted
March 2 – June 15, 2020 Questionnaires emailed to registered individuals for data entry
June 30, 2020 Submission deadline for completed questionnaires
Fall 2020 Survey results published

Registration is now closed for the 2020 Compensation Survey!

For more information about the survey, please email