Excerpts from Guide for Aviation Medical Examiners
Application Process for Medical Certification
The FAA does not establish fees to be charged by Examiners for the medical examination of persons applying for airman medical certification. It is recommended that the fee be the usual and customary fee established by other physicians in the same general locality for similar services. The FAA permits the AME to charge the applicant appropriately, as long as it is not more than his/her usual fee for similar examinations for other purposes such as DOT, Insurance, Employment and School Exams. If you are concerned about the cost of the exam, please discuss this with the doctor you are thinking about seeing. The FAA has no additional fees above what the physician charges. Most AMEs charge between $80 to $150 for basic exams. AMEs will often post their fee structure on their FlightPhysical.com web page. Find an AME. AMEs post web pages on this site for free, but FlightPhysical.com charges fees for various expanded services such as online scheduling. See our AME price menu. Pilots may use all services offered by FlightPhysical.com for free.