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User currently offlineOlympicEagle From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 979 times:

Just curious how much pilots starting salaries are for Major Airlines like DELTA NORTHWEST AMERICAN AIRLINES LUFTHANSA or any I have missed or you people know of. THANXS

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User currently offlinePurdue Arrow From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1574 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (13 years 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 904 times:

Starting salaries in the US are in the $25-$35,000 range.

User currently offlineJet Joc From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 890 times:

That low? What about if the pilot came from the military with 3000 hours?

User currently offlinePurdue Arrow From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1574 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (13 years 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 883 times:

US carriers pay all pilots with the same seniority and on the same equipment/position the same amount, regardless of their backgrounds. Whether you are a civilian pilot with 1000 hours or a military pilot with 10,000, you will start at $25-35,000. Probationary pay only lasts a year, but it's low.

User currently offlineBen88 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1093 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (13 years 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 869 times:

What purdue arrow wrote is true but very deceptive. Within two years a pilot for AA or UA will be making $50,000 a year or more.

User currently offlinePurdue Arrow From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1574 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (13 years 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 859 times:

The question asked about starting salaries. You don't start at 2nd year pay rates (which are around $70,000 at DL, unless you're stuck in DLX), so the starting salary is probationary pay.

User currently offlineFLY777UAL From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4512 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (13 years 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 858 times:

Purdue...how's everything going with Delta?!

F L Y 7 7 7 U A L


User currently offlinePurdue Arrow From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1574 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (13 years 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 848 times:

It's going great, thanks. I'm really enjoying my job there, not to mention the tremendous amount of flying I get to do... I passed 100,000 miles for the year somewhere between Istanbul and New York on April 5, about 28,000 on AA, and over 70,000 on DL! Really, though, it's very cool to go to work everday at the worldwide headquarters of one of the world's largest airlines, and it's awesome to be able to jumpseat freely on their flights. E-mail me sometime, we can talk some more.

User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13735 posts, RR: 19
Reply 8, posted (13 years 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 837 times:

Singapore Airlines pilots earn relatively little and shockingly compared to the fellow comrades at CXA.

A 744 trained pilot gets

GPB 53 000 a year
SGD 107 000 a year

And at current US UK Exchange rates
USD 79500 a year

Exluding benefits which include 1 free flight(s) for children, spouse, grandad, the in-laws, and discounted thereafter.

Health care and subsidies schooling.

Can't remember the rest.



Anyone can fly, only the best Soar.
User currently offlineRJ From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 198 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (13 years 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 800 times:

I would suggest going to this link: http://www.airlinepilots.com/Contracts.htm

It contains contracts for various airlines. Once you open a contract, you will be able to find the pay scales for yearly rates and various equipment. The contracts also contain other useful information such as work rules, retirement, scope provisions, etc. I hope this helps.

Happy Flying!

RJ-on-strike


User currently offlineILOVEA340 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 2100 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (13 years 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 780 times:

about 30-40K for a year (probationary pay) and goes up fairly quickly after that. can max out well over 300K

User currently offlineOlympicEagle From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (13 years 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 770 times:

Ok thanxs. How about for European Airlines?. Is pay similar?.

User currently offlineCapt.Picard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (13 years 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 772 times:

Don't take this as definite, but I've heard that in Europe at least, pilots @ BA & AF are earning a cut above the rest.

Don't forget Corporate jet flying can also bring attractive packages (not just tax-free cash!)

I think Lifestyle is a major consideration before salary though-lots of money can bring major boredom if you're not careful!

Choose an airline with good staff morale, nice a/c, an interesting route network, a multi-cultural work environment & a decent salary.

In other words, Emirates!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Oh Lord, please won't you buy me, an Emirates B777 job Big grin

CP


User currently offlineCapt.Picard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (13 years 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 769 times:

Mmmm,

Salaries for a guy with very high seniority, flying not just his rostered flights but also volunteering to work off-duty (forget what it's called), plus working on heavy a/c (because sector pay varies with equipment flown & length of sector...) could easily gross over GBP100k @BA.

In other words, there is the potential to earn, let's say, GBP 12k/month.

But you would have to be working very hard for that amount!!

AF is not private, so God knows what they pay their long-haul pilots at the top end!


User currently offlineBoeing747-700 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (13 years 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 759 times:

Purdue Arrow, Did you train at Comair Academy? If so how was that?

User currently offlinePurdue Arrow From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1574 posts, RR: 8
Reply 15, posted (12 years 11 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 725 times:

No, Boeing747-700, I didn't train at the Comair Academy. I learned to fly at Purdue University, home to the world's finest collegiate aviation program. That, for what it's worth, has been great. I don't really know much about the Comair Academy, though.

User currently offlineTsully From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 651 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (12 years 11 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 681 times:

At UAL, a 777 captain can make approx. USD 20k/month.




I love America. I guess that makes me Bush's poodle, but I'd rather be a dog in New York City than a prince in Riyadh.
User currently offlineFSPilot747 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 3599 posts, RR: 13
Reply 17, posted (12 years 11 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 665 times:

Tsully, are you serious!?! Thats like $240,000 a year. I would like to know how you found that out. Thats a heck of a salary.

regards,
-FSPilot747


User currently offlineTsully From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 651 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (12 years 11 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 651 times:

My dad's a pilot. Let me assure you, he and every other pilot with any given airline work very hard and deserve every penny they earn. By retirement off a 744, a captain could easily push USD 300k+ per year.
Regards,
tsully




I love America. I guess that makes me Bush's poodle, but I'd rather be a dog in New York City than a prince in Riyadh.
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