olympicEagle
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Pilots Salaries

Sun Apr 15, 2001 3:02 pm

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
 
Purdue Arrow
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RE: Pilots Salaries

Sun Apr 15, 2001 3:13 pm

Starting salaries in the US are in the $25-$35,000 range.
 
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RE: Purdue Arrow

Sun Apr 15, 2001 3:15 pm

That low? What about if the pilot came from the military with 3000 hours?
 
Purdue Arrow
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RE: Pilots Salaries

Sun Apr 15, 2001 3:22 pm

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.
 
ben88
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RE: Pilots Salaries

Sun Apr 15, 2001 4:13 pm

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.
 
Purdue Arrow
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RE: Pilots Salaries

Sun Apr 15, 2001 4:17 pm

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.
 
FLY777UAL
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RE: Pilots Salaries

Sun Apr 15, 2001 4:19 pm

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

F L Y 7 7 7 U A L
 
Purdue Arrow
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RE: Pilots Salaries

Sun Apr 15, 2001 4:28 pm

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.
 
SInGAPORE_AIR
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RE: Pilots Salaries

Sun Apr 15, 2001 4:47 pm

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.
 
RJ
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RE: Pilots Salaries

Sun Apr 15, 2001 11:20 pm

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
 
ILOVEA340
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RE: Pilots Salaries

Mon Apr 16, 2001 1:16 am

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

Mon Apr 16, 2001 1:50 am

Ok thanxs. How about for European Airlines?. Is pay similar?.
 
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RE: Pilots Salaries

Mon Apr 16, 2001 1:57 am

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
 
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RE: Pilots Salaries

Mon Apr 16, 2001 2:05 am

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!
 
BOEING747-700
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RE: Pilots Salaries

Mon Apr 16, 2001 2:35 am

Purdue Arrow, Did you train at Comair Academy? If so how was that?
 
Purdue Arrow
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RE: Pilots Salaries

Fri Apr 27, 2001 3:50 am

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.
 
tsully
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Pilots Salaries

Fri Apr 27, 2001 8:18 am

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.
 
fspilot747
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RE: Pilots Salaries

Fri Apr 27, 2001 12:30 pm

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
 
tsully
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FSPilot747

Fri Apr 27, 2001 5:29 pm

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.