Warning: This post could be an overkill
Well, you could work in Indonesia...
(Figures in USD per month, salaries, and conditions are based on conversations in the past 12 months with those involved, hence not guaranteed).
732 Mandala F/O: 250 - 1500
732 Mandala Capt: 1500 - 4000
737 Garuda F/O: 500 - 1500
737 Garuda Capt: 1500 - 3000
727 Jatayu F/O: 300 - 1000
727 Jatayu Capt: 800 - 2500
DC10 Garuda F/O: 1000 - 2000
DC10 Garuda Capt: 1750 - 4000
Fokker 28 Merpati F/O: 150 - 500
Fokker 28 Merpati Capt: 500 - 1500
Fokker 100 Merpati F/O: 250 - 1000
Fokker 100 Merpati Capt: 750 - 2000
Fokker 100 Pelita F/O: 500 - 1500
Fokker 100 Pelita Capt: 1000 - 3000
On the other end...
Cessna 402 F/O: 250 - 700 USD a month (Survey rating +50%)
Cessna 402 Capt: 500 - 1000 USD a month (Survey rating +50%)
Lion Air MD80.
F/O Local: 500 - 1500 USD a month
F/O Expat: 3500 USD a month
Capt Local: 1500 - 3500 USD a month
Capt Expat: 5000 - 6000 USD a month
General Entry Requirement F/O and chances of getting an interview:
300Hrs, CPL, Multi, IFR: 25% (after a 7 month wait)
500Hrs, CPL, Multi, IFR: 25% (after a 5 month wait)
500Hrs, CPL, Multi, IFR including 150hrs Multi: 50%
500Hrs, CPL, Multi, IFR including 150hrs Turbine: 75%
500Hrs, CPL, Multi, IFR, Type rating (727, 732, 733): 75%
Get employed by Garuda, never leave until you're Captain of a type, otherwise when you go back, you start again from Second Officer!
Foreign Pilots under Expat contracts need experience.
Foreign Pilots under local contracts, need to get temporary residency permits costing 100 USD a month (Hence you get a lower salary).
All applicants, getting your own type rating at your cost increases your chances significantly, and promotion will be faster.
JAR/FAA licences and ratings need to be locally endorsed.
Expect 60 - 90hrs standard. There's a 110hr monthly limit and 115hrs under exemption (need to preapply). Annual limit is 1000hrs.
Rostering: Garuda fortnightly, Lion fortnightly, Mandala weekly, Others are normally monthly. Jatayu has a reputation to make your roster basically... 7 day standbys a week ! LOL
The US pilots we have here are mainly Lion MD82s on expat contract, 727 pilots and flight engineers (yes, we need more F/Es), missionary pilots flying in the bush, bush cargo pilots, and charters (Travira's Caravans, some bizjets, and more bush planes!).
Fly here, expect to live here. And no long haul foreign pilots on long term contract unless you're taking "local" status.
If you want more info, feel free to inquire...