As of 2015, military fighter pilots in the United States make approximately $90,000 by the time they have provided their services to the Air Force or Navy for 10 years. The Air Force and Navy augment the salary of a fighter pilot on a regular basis with what is commonly referred to as the "flight pay." It normally ranges from $156 to $840 per month, depending on the rank and experience of the pilot.
The fighter pilots in the U.S. are required to undergo several years of military training in addition to flight training. Their salary increases with each year they remain in service.