AT From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1173 posts, RR: 0 Posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 5013 times:
I was wondering what the differential is between what pilots make and what cabin crew in terms of salaries, benefits etc. In the US and abroad?
Obviously pilots earn more, but the question is how much more? And whether that is an appropriate differential given the training/difficulty/hours of the respective jobs.
And I am neither a pilot nor a flight attendant, btw.
S5FA170 From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 534 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 4985 times:
At my airline, a first year FO makes about 5 dollars more an hour than I do. After all the schooling they went through, coupled with the fact a lot of them have wives, kids, mortgages, etc - its pretty dismal pay. Captains make an exceptionally higher amount. At my airline, though, I certainly don't think they're overpaid.
I wouldn't call myself underpaid. But I would call myself underappreciated. But thats the nature of the beast. I'm not one of those flight attendants who likes to think what I do on the airplane is worth 65k a yearor 60 dollars an hour. It isn't. But I also think its worth a little more than 15k a year