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Question On AF1 Pilot Salary.  
User currently offlineFlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 13
Posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 5584 times:

Greetings folks...
Recently I saw an National Geographic TV special on Air Force One, or rather the history of the planes carrying the President. Now we all know that the majority of US-based 747 pilots earned a minimum of $200,000 per year, which is also the base salary of the President, not counting his other benefits & perks. The pilot of the VC-25A is a 20-year veteran of the USAF and carries the rank of full Colonel. Since he's flying the aircraft that carrying the most powerful person in the free world...does he earned the equivalent of his commercial airline's counterparts?? Does anyone believe any 747 pilot should earn more than the President of the United States?? It would be ironic, to say the least, if the Colonel has a better paycheck than his Supreme Commander. All opinions/insights welcome. I'm curious to hear what you all will say. Thanks & regards.  Wink/being sarcastic

"Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." --Ben Franklin
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User currently offlineLt-AWACS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 5148 times:

The President now makes $400,000 a year BTW, a raise was passed during Clinton's last year in office to take effect with the next PRez.

Ciao and Hook 'em Horns,

User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 17
Reply 2, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 5096 times:

I don't think US military personell are paid based on the job they do, but rather based on the rank they hold (with maybe extra compensation for being based in expensive areas like Washington DC).
AFAIK that information is publicly available.

I wish I were flying
User currently offlineDash80 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 187 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 5031 times:

The annual pay for a Colonel (O-6) including flight pay and all allowances and if he or she lives off base near Andrews is $118,148. The annual pay for a Lieutenat Colonel (O-5) is $103,658.

User currently offlineLt-AWACS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 5093 times:

of which about 1/5 of that is not taxable BTW.

Ciao and Hook 'em Horns,

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