Micstatic From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 787 posts, RR: 1 Posted (13 years 6 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1359 times:
I have a few quick questions. What is the average base salary for a business or management person
for an airline? What is the highest one can make? I was wondering if someone could shine some light
on these subjects.
Western727 From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 758 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (13 years 6 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1340 times:
When I was checking into the airline management career, it seemed like they were starting at 30-35K for entry level, and 50-60K for senior management. Not too much different than the rest of the management world. There are a lot of good ads for airline management jobs in Aviation Week & Space Technology. They should give you a good idea...
Now may I offer my ever-so jaded opinion?
I spent two years as an accounting major, hoping to get into the management side of the airlines. It sucked my will to live. I can think of no worse a drudgery than taking care of the financial stuff so *someone else* can go fly, and I still can't quite figure why I allowed myself to think it would be fun. Now that I'm planning to fly for a living, I have a renewed energy, and motivation up-the-waz...something that I couldn't muster as a future-management type.
Now, I'm not saying don't go for managment if that's what you truly want. I'm just saying to make sure that's what you really want. I mean, lots of people make a very good living at managing all sorts of things. (I won't be one of them, unless you are talking about CRM!)
Well, there you have it: My completely unsolicited advice.