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    So, You want to be a Regional Airline Pilot?


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    Thats horrible...

    Those figures are horrible. Are they really accurate? I bet the baggage handlers make more than that.

    Mike

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    I think they're pretty accurate for first year, at least.

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    Not saying that ANY regional airline pays much of a living wage but the little blurb at the end did say this is first year salary.

    Combine low salaries, less than desirable working schedule and an acrimonious conditions and it's no wonder they're having a hard time finding new pilots.

    John Scott

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    On my recent flight back here to Hawaii I was scanning through the "In-Flight" magazine and there was a half page ad in it looking for pilots. They sure tried to make it look glamorous. They guaranteed 75 hrs. a month at $22 per hour. WHOOPEE!! $1650/mo. before taxes!!!

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    I have a friend who is in his second year with ASA and says he is still making less money than he did flight instructing. The only job where you go through four years of school, are responsible for 50 people's lives and are still payed in the "Ramen is still for dinner" range.

    The scary part is ill be in his shoes in a year or two.

    Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sbrookfield
    I have a friend who is in his second year with ASA and says he is still making less money than he did flight instructing. The only job where you go through four years of school, are responsible for 50 people's lives and are still payed in the "Ramen is still for dinner" range.

    The scary part is ill be in his shoes in a year or two.

    Steve
    ...and that's why they get away with paying a ridiculously low wage...people will take it.

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