|Quoting northwestEWR (Reply 85):|
Maintenance should be well compensated but realistically the level of training and expense that goes into that training or the job's responsibility is not at the level of a pilot nor the dispatcher.
Your statement on level of training between dispatchers and mechanics is incorrect. It took me 14 months, 2000 hours, and 20k of student loans to get thru and graduate an A&P school. And as my instructors put it, all graduating from the school gives you is a license to learn how to fix planes when you get hired to an actual maintenance operation where you will actually learn how to fix the aircraft that facility maintains or that airlines operates. While you can go down to FLL Sheffield school of aeronautics and for 5k and 5weeks of instruction graduate from a dispatcher course ready to dispatch any aircraft on the planet.