>Hypothetically, assuming the pilot is from American Airlines..
>Which pilot gets payed more, an MD-11 pilot, or a 777-200 pilot
777 pilot pay is greater than MD11 pilot pay.
>And how much extra does a check-pilot for those types respectively get payed...
>I remember hearing these pilots receive a certain prestige and I would
>figure they'd get payed more, that's why I asked.
Check Airmen receive a monthly salary, not based on actual flying. Rough figure one can use is about 15% greater pay for being a Check Airman. Not exact and each Check Airman's situation is different. Check Airmen also average more days away from home and a whole lot more days in simulators than typical line pilots. Also much much more paperwork.
>Okay, this hypothetical person had a total of 20 years flying
Has no bearing on AA pay/pay rates.
>...(11 with current company = AA in this case),
11 year AA pilot would be very fairly junior Captain and therefore not MD11 or B777 Captain. Certainly not MD11 or B777 Check Airman. More likely 737/MD80/767/757 Captain -- no more MD90 Captains after next month.
>...approximately 17,000 hours to their credit.
No bearing on anything at AA.
>Could you provide a pay estimate, providing they were a well-respected pilot?
Respect has nothing to do with pay. Seniority and seniority only (as is most everything else in an airline pilot's career). OTOH, AA does not hire pilots, AA hires future Captains. If you can not pass upgrade training, you will be "offered" early retirement.