£50k would be nice.... maybe in a few years eh! Airline salaries in the UK and much of the world are no real secret, take a look at the PPJN Website
and pick your airline.
For the easyJet figures, SFOs (like moi) get about £39,000 per annum basic plus flight pay (400 ish sectors a year at £12.37 a shot is another £5k on the basic).
After tax the all-important take-home pay is roughly £600 a week (£2,600 a month), although this varies depending on sectors flown of course (lots at the moment, since we have nowhere near enough pilots).
Being based at LGW
means that generally that is where I will get flights from, but yes the company can allocate you on any flight on the network although your travel to and from the relevant departure airport will either be arranged or refunded.
So if I fly from STN
and drive there and back, they will refund me at a mileage rate, if I need to do a flight from GLA
they will pay me on a BA
flight up there and back again after my return. Those situations are very rare though, far less common than they were in my previous airline.
I used to love the smell of Jet-A in the morning...