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Jobs that let you work less, earn more.

Max Q

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So the average pilot works less than 25 hours/week and makes 6 figures?

Also, define "work"...
 

G2T

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Also, define "work"...

That's the problem right there. Often the hardest work and most stressful part of my day occurs with the break set. Gate agents, rampers, arguing w/ dispatch over fuel because they didn't plan for holding going to ewr, hotel van drivers...
 

CMI

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That's the problem right there. Often the hardest work and most stressful part of my day occurs with the break set. Gate agents, rampers, arguing w/ dispatch over fuel because they didn't plan for holding going to ewr, hotel van drivers...

Gents, you are forgetting that there is more to aviation than part 121. Think Netjets, part 91 gulfstream jobs etc...
 
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siucavflight

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Seems pretty accurate to me. I probably work less then that though.
 

Exskydiverdrivr

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Add 80 hrs yr for jepps 2-3 quarterly for recurrent , the 5 or so hours daily airport appreciation time. And my commute ( my choice). I bet I come in under the tree pruner's salary.
 

siucavflight

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You guys have to realize that this was not just published for regional pilots, it is across the entire industry.
 

777forever

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Well I got paid $2850 this month for 7 hrs of block and 44 hrs of duty...gotta love it
 

siucavflight

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There are as many or more regional pilots than mainline pilots now though
I fully understand that. But these numbers include NetJets, 91 operators, large corporate departments, high net worth individuals departments, mainline, and cargo pilots. Regional pilots are the lowest paid of the bunch, so while the numbers may seem way out of line to you, they in fact are not that out of line.
 

OCP

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eh...
So even so... What is work? Obviously they don't count sitting around on company time work, just flying as work. Not exactly a fair way to look at it.
 

siucavflight

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Thats the other part of it OCP, I would consider all time being away as home as work. So even though I may only fly 20-40 hours a month I still find myself away from home for up to 120 hours a month.
 
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