The pilot, whose name wasn't reported, ejected from the Harrier jet just before it crashed at about 2:12 p.m. local time. Gila River Police found him two miles from the crash site.
He was taken to Chandler Regional Hospital with a laceration to the nose.
"Our Gila River Fire Department also has their hazmat team that's responded as well and gave initial responding police officers specific directions on what to do as far as the aircraft goes," said Detective Rob Hawkes.
A spokesman for the U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Miramar said the jet was based out of Yuma, Ariz.
The cause of the crash was under investigation.