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Matthew Berson Salary $33,750

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Ohh man this guy must be a Capt! he is making some cash. Another blow to our career has been achieved when an AIRLINE PILOT responsible for lives makes the same wage as a shoe shiner and the "dead animal operator". FYI TSA agents at year 4 make 31K without overtime and not including benefits. Average longevity for an FO in the "new" airline world of E190s, I would venture to say is about 3 years. (Who looks like the uneducated one?)


Matthew Berson - Regional Airline Pilot - Salary $33,750
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/metro/salaries/
 

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Yup... that's what 'current book' will get ya!
 

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My special ed teacher never looked like the one there....

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Planejockey, here's some advice: Don't just do something, SIT THERE!

I've had the pleasure of working with Matt as a CA on the line, and in the sim on a checkride. There's a short list of guys I'd want riding shotgun in either scenario, and he's at the top. He's grossly underpaid.

One Matt on Colgan 3407 would have saved them. That's a harsh and unescapable reality. He's brilliant, he has all his sh!t in one sock professionally, he can fly the fizzle out of a Dash-8, and he could be making an order of magnitude greater than what he earns now if he didn't have the same disease you and I have- the dumbass notion to drive planes for a living. That means you and I- he's worth more than I, and I'm supremely confident the same applies to you.

Beyond the line and everything else, I'd lay down 5 broad coppers (look them up, I have 20, will spare 5) he does more work for his pilot group than you do.

To collect, put your name and picture on FI.com in a new thread, along with salary and the means to prove you're you.
 

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I have a couple questions about some of the clowns on this list:

-What the hell does the "U.S. House Sargeant-At-Arms" actually do? Get Pelosi her box of snuff? Really-that much money for a doorman?

-And Please, Please, someone tell me who that idiot is who has a $0 salary for being s "Shadow Senator." Is that somewhat like being a "shadow-first-man-on-the-moon?" How about a "shadow-Christopher-Columbus" or maybe a "Shadow Jesus Christ?"

-Dammit-this is starting to make my head hurt-time to go and get a "Non-Shadow" beer.
 

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Average longevity for an FO in the "new" airline world of E190s, I would venture to say is about 3 years. (Who looks like the uneducated one?)


Matthew Berson - Regional Airline Pilot - Salary $33,750
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/metro/salaries/

3 Years??? Are you kidding me? Just ask the countless FO's at Comair, Eagle and Horizon. There are FO's at those places with more experience than some Continental Captains! 10 years rotting in the right seat of an RJ is unconscionable. Our union is pathetic. There are ways to correct this travesty. One way is to require any new regional contract to contain a stipulation that states if a pilot does not have the seniority to upgrade to Captain after 3 years (a reasonable amount of time to "pay your dues") then the pay rate goes to 4th year CA and remains frozen there until the FO has the seniority to upgrade to CA. Then his pay will snap up to whatever year his seniority is at the CA pay rate. For some airlines this would be a moot point as you can upgrade by the time you reach your 3rd year. But it would allow those who are rotting away in the right seat at the aforementioned airlines to at least earn a livable wage, one that can at least be considered within the realm of professional. It's still bad enough these FO's, even with the higher pay, still won't be able to gain the PIC time to get the hell out of this abhorrent regional industry.

This seems fair to me. After all, consider how much money the airlines are saving by transferring all of these routes once flown by mainline pilots in 727, 737, F100, and DC9s for a decent wage, over to the 2 bit regionals flown by pilots with just a fraction of the pay, benefits, QOL, and retirement these mainline pilots once had. It seems reasonable to spread some of that saving to the pilot group that now no longer has a career path to the Majors because of this transfer of flying and will be stuck at the puke regionals for their entire careers with 10+ years in the right seat at some of those outfits.

Ok, now get ready for all the pro management scum to defend this industry's current pay structure. Pathetic!!
 

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That guy's only had one full year at PDT. Compare that salary to most other regionals and it's much higher. Just goes to show that hourly pay rate is not the be-all-end-all to contracts. PDT is bad, but it isn't as bad as most regionals out there. Especially considering our planes are 1/3 the size of many other "regional" planes being flown for less money. No wonder we are shrinking.
 

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I have a couple questions about some of the clowns on this list:

-What the hell does the "U.S. House Sargeant-At-Arms" actually do? Get Pelosi her box of snuff? Really-that much money for a doorman?

-And Please, Please, someone tell me who that idiot is who has a $0 salary for being s "Shadow Senator." Is that somewhat like being a "shadow-first-man-on-the-moon?" How about a "shadow-Christopher-Columbus" or maybe a "Shadow Jesus Christ?"

-Dammit-this is starting to make my head hurt-time to go and get a "Non-Shadow" beer.

I think Shadow Senator is like an intern.
 

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The offices of shadow U.S. Representative and shadow U.S. Senator are elective offices created by six U.S. Territories and the District of Columbia as part of their efforts to gain full admittance to the Union as States. The office originated with the election of the first Shadow Senators in 1796, and the position of Shadow US Representative first appeared in 1956 in the Territory of Alaska. The name was based on the traditional practice of the Official Opposition appointing shadow cabinets in parliamentary systems.


The voters of the District of Columbia elect two shadow senators who are known as U.S. senators by the District of Columbia, but who are not officially sworn or seated by the U.S. Senate. Shadow senators were first elected in 1990.
The shadow senators for the 110th United States Congress (2007–2009) are Paul Strauss and Michael D. Brown.
 

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When it comes down to it, our salaries are fueled by supply and demand. Airlines pay as little as possible and they always have more applications than they need. The only reason any of them pay more than minimum is due to union contracts. JetBlue pays more to keep a union off the property. There are no standards to getting a pilot's license. The written tests are published. You can re-take a check-ride as often as you like if you fail. When supply started running short, the regionals decreased their minimums to FAA minimum and started offering signing bonuses to increase supply. Unfortunatley, there will always be more pilots than jobs and this industry will continue to decline. I like to blame the unions, but the truth is the unions cannot control how new airlines like Skybus, Virgin America, Jetblue, etc. start up with cheaper labor everytime progress is made. When these airlines start up, pilots line up to work for them because there is no work anywhere else and everyone that works there hopes it becomes the next Southwest. The average salary is then brought down and used against the unions in negotiations. The cycle will continue. It's just one giant whipsaw. This is why every single contract is important.
 

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Planejockey, here's some advice: Don't just do something, SIT THERE!

I've had the pleasure of working with Matt as a CA on the line, and in the sim on a checkride. There's a short list of guys I'd want riding shotgun in either scenario, and he's at the top. He's grossly underpaid.

One Matt on Colgan 3407 would have saved them. That's a harsh and unescapable reality. He's brilliant, he has all his sh!t in one sock professionally, he can fly the fizzle out of a Dash-8, and he could be making an order of magnitude greater than what he earns now if he didn't have the same disease you and I have- the dumbass notion to drive planes for a living. That means you and I- he's worth more than I, and I'm supremely confident the same applies to you.

Beyond the line and everything else, I'd lay down 5 broad coppers (look them up, I have 20, will spare 5) he does more work for his pilot group than you do.

To collect, put your name and picture on FI.com in a new thread, along with salary and the means to prove you're you.

I agree with you, I never said he is not worth the money he earns. I was simply saying that we are underpaid. I am sure he is a fine young man and a wonderful pilot. That being said I admire his courage to on the record with his salary. I am a furloughed guy from XJT, so I know the pain of making little money. I was lucky enough to go back to military gig and build some experience there while waiting for calls to start at the majors. If I see the guy in an airport somewhere I would buy him lunch. As for your question about what I have done for the industry, I would have to be honest and say nothing because I just attended ALPA meetings and informed myself about what XJT and its pilot group were doing.
 

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We can blast these people all we want but the bottom line is that there are pilots among us that are accepting these jobs for employment. As soon as "we" start turning these jobs down, management will stop offering low wages. Pilots should have to join a local union before seeking airline employment, not after.
 

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At least there is one thing we can all agree upon... Alex Ovechkin is one goofy looking mofo.
 

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We can blast these people all we want but the bottom line is that there are pilots among us that are accepting these jobs for employment. As soon as "we" start turning these jobs down, management will stop offering low wages. Pilots should have to join a local union before seeking airline employment, not after.

Exactly. Our salary is our own doing. Obviously the dead animal guy's union is far better organized than IBT Airline or ALPA. Just to be clear; You/We are the union.
 
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