Sector: Specialty

Drone Pilot

A drone pilot career could be for you if...
Your skills include critical thinking, math & science, complex problem solving.
Your interests can be described as realistic and investigative.
Your values include recognition, independence and achievement.

Career Overview

If you work as a drone pilot, you can use remote sensing principles and methods to analyze data and find solutions in various fields, including natural resource management, urban planning and homeland security. Your job may involve creating new sensor systems, developing analytical techniques, and finding new applications for existing systems. In the forestry industry, drones are useful for a range of tasks, such as stand delineation and mapping, harvest planning, forest structure estimation and inventory, carbon inventory, damage assessments, forest disease and pest detection, stand mapping, forest fire detection, and post-fire mapping.

Other job titles include: data analytics scientist, geospatial intelligence analyst, remote sensing analyst, remote sensing scientist, research scientist, scientist, sensor specialist.

Education and Training

Most of these occupations require special training, certifications or licenses.


National Average Annual Salary
$56,520.00 - $176,280.00
National Average Hourly Salary
$27.17 - $84.75
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