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Interviewed for a G-550 job

siucavflight

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I just got through interviewing for a job flying a Gulfstream 550 out of the Chicago area, I already got a call back and while not 100 percent certain, I am pretty sure I got the job.

Here is my question, I never asked about salary, and the gentleman interviewing me never told me anything about the salary. Here is the details on the job, I am hoping that you could give me some idea what type of money I can expect, I am currently in Dubai, making 12K a month, while I dont expect that much, I am hoping for something comparable.

About the G-V job

15 days on in a row, 15 hard days off in a row, the days I am on I may or may not be flying.

Full medical and dental, 0 out of pocket.

401K, company will match up to 7 percent

I do not have a type, but will be getting typed before ever flying for them.

Any ideas? Until they officially offer me the job I dont want to call back and ask about money, I feel stupid for not asking them about it when I interviewed there, but it is what it is.
 

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Any ideas? Until they officially offer me the job I dont want to call back and ask about money, I feel stupid for not asking them about it when I interviewed there, but it is what it is.

Congrats! I've never felt comfortable asking about salary during an interview, whether it be an office job or aviation job. Most of the advice I've seen recommends against it FWIW. Sometimes the employer brought it up, sometimes I never knew until after the offer was extended. Most of the time it was the latter.
 

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With those type of bennies I would expect the pay to be pretty good.
 

siucavflight

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I am hoping so, I am sure that it will be a pay cut from what I was getting in the desert, and there are no taxes over there, but after all I have to live in the desert.
 

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What you make now is about average for G-V's in the Northeast but while Chicago should be a little less, it should not be that much less since cost of living is pretty high there too, not to mention the schedule. Most importantly get everything in writing. I can't stress this enough. If they offer you a postion, ask for a formal offer letter spelling out pay, benefits, upgrades, and relocation. If they won't send you one it should be a red flag that they are either being deceptive or are not very organized.
 

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I just got through interviewing for a job flying a Gulfstream 550 out of the Chicago area, I already got a call back and while not 100 percent certain, I am pretty sure I got the job.

Here is my question, I never asked about salary, and the gentleman interviewing me never told me anything about the salary. Here is the details on the job, I am hoping that you could give me some idea what type of money I can expect, I am currently in Dubai, making 12K a month, while I dont expect that much, I am hoping for something comparable.

About the G-V job

15 days on in a row, 15 hard days off in a row, the days I am on I may or may not be flying.

Full medical and dental, 0 out of pocket.

401K, company will match up to 7 percent

I do not have a type, but will be getting typed before ever flying for them.

Any ideas? Until they officially offer me the job I dont want to call back and ask about money, I feel stupid for not asking them about it when I interviewed there, but it is what it is.

Congrats man. If they're paying for your type, with those benefits and 2on2off schedule, I think $130,000 would be a fair salary to ask, for first year pay. I always use the surveys, I take the med and high pay and ask for the average of the two for first year pay. Never failed me yet and its always nice pay.

Did they ask for a training contract or promissory note for the cost of initial training? If not, nice!

Get back from school, then tell them you want it all in writing and a severance package.... lol

Hey, are you typed on the Legacy? My company is adding a Legacy and a GIV in February. I have some questions for a type-rated Legacy guy. PM me if you are. Thanks.
 

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Fly91, I am not typed in the Legacy, that is why I am getting out now. They want to type me in Dec, and once they type me they want me to sign a 2 year contract with them, there is no way I am staying out there for another two years.
 

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I would recommend asking your question at the "other" professional pilot website. The moderator flies a G550 in the Chicago area. If you need more information PM me.
 

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85k-95k would be a more realistic salary for a non-type rated, entry level FO, with no prior Gulfstream time. Bonuses and other perks could bring your total compensation into the low six figures but asking for 130K right out of the box would be a pretty bold move. Just my opinion.
 

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85k-95k would be a more realistic salary for a non-type rated, entry level FO, with no prior Gulfstream time. Bonuses and other perks could bring your total compensation into the low six figures but asking for 130K right out of the box would be a pretty bold move. Just my opinion.

concur...
 

siucavflight

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85k-95k would be a more realistic salary for a non-type rated, entry level FO, with no prior Gulfstream time. Bonuses and other perks could bring your total compensation into the low six figures but asking for 130K right out of the box would be a pretty bold move. Just my opinion.
Yes, the 130K seemed slightly high. As soon as I hear back for sure on if I got the job I will find out the salary.
 

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Yes, the 130K seemed slightly high. As soon as I hear back for sure on if I got the job I will find out the salary.

I was thinking you had other PIC turbo-jet time. Either way though, in that area you need better than $100K for the G550.

But I guess it depend on the company and about 1 million other things. I really don't know any company that hires a pilot to be an FO on a G550, at least not for long. Its usually co-captain getting his 50-100 hours to be PIC.
 

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Yes, I think that I posted above that I will be getting typed on it right off the bat.
 

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I agree. I'm not far from there in the same A/C and I think that 85-90K for a non-typed 550 Pilot is about the going rate. In today's market, I'd take it! Those opportuities don't come along every day. Good luck.
 

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Calling BS on this one (again)

Hey guys, maybe some of you don't follow the Frac board but this guy is taking you for a ride on his behalf. He's now pulling a joke on you pt91 guys.

Check this out:

http://forums.flightinfo.com/showthread.php?t=112149

I thought there was something familiar with this. This joker just hibernated until most had forgotten about him. NOT ME!!

I don't expect you to read the whole thread, so I will save you the trouble. Once he got called out he became VERY quiet.

If this joker was somewhat smart he would at least have got a new screen name and avatar. Then it could have worked.

FZ
 
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Hey guys, maybe some of you don't follow the Frac board but this guy is taking you for a ride on his behalf. He's now pulling a joke on you pt91 guys.

Check this out:

http://forums.flightinfo.com/showthread.php?t=112149

I thought there was something familiar with this. This joker just hibernated until most had forgotten about him. NOT ME!!

I don't expect you to read the whole thread, so I will save you the trouble. Once he got called out he became VERY quiet.

If this joker was somewhat smart he would at least have got a new screen name and avatar. Then it could have worked.

FZ


Ok FZ, I'll admit it. I was bored so I read the entire thread you posted and still have no clue as to what your talking about. How is this guy taking us for a ride? What did he get called out on? Have you been getting into Grandpa's cough syrup again?
 

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Apparently a few could not understand how on earth I would turn down the holy grail that is NetJets, I rolled the dice, went to the desert and hated it now I am back with a 550 offer, so in the end I am very glad I did not go to NetJets.
 

siucavflight

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Did you miss the part where I said that I hated living there, and flying to the places like Iran, and Lebanon was dangerous for an American.

The job was good, but it was not for me.
 

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No, I sure missed that part.

Well, usually my memory doesn't fail me but this may be one of those rare occasions. I'l rest my case and offer my apologies if I was talking out of my butt.

Good luch with the G..
 
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