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Pay Scale

At the time of hire, each pilot will be assigned a “rank” to determine where they will fit in the pilot pay scale.

Title Rank Target Annual Salary ($) General Guidelines
Copilot Junior 36,515 New hire with limited survey experience
Senior 39,776 Experienced survey copilot
PICUM 45,469 On Pilot in Command under Mentor (PICUM) program
Captain Junior 52,609 Limited pilot in command survey experience
Senior 56,154 Experienced survey captain
Training 64,521 Authorized to issue initial captain pilot competency check

Actual annual salary depends on the number of days worked. Promotion from one rank to another will follow a process, associated with training and evaluation of contribution, knowledge, skills and abilities. Within a rank, a pilot may earn a higher salary based on annual performance review and any additional qualifications possessed and/or duties performed.


Palmer Lake

Palmer Lake, Northwest Territories