Pilot/Aircraft Manager Salary???'s

jstyle13

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I've been approached by someone here in town about flying/managing a PC-12 for an individual(s). I'm currently a 121 RJ capt. I'd be happy to find a job that gets me out of commuting and keeps me home more as I have a feeling this job might lead to.

I have no real practical experience as far as the managment side other than taking care of my dads old piper arrow when I was in college. I have 4000 hours of turbine/jet time so I'm not worried about flying the PC12.

I really think I can manage and take care of the non-flying responsibilites associated with the plane, but I have no idea what to expect to get paid or what someone in a similar circumstance would make. Right now I'd say I make in the $60-70k range with the airlines. Can I expect to make more doing the pilot/manager job for an indivdual?

I haven't had the sit-down with the owner(s) who have contacted me and I don't have anymore information other than that, so right now I'm trying to gather as much input as possible so I can go into the meeting prepared and knowing what to expect. Having been out of the small plane/corporate world for 5 years I'm kinda behind.

I'm 28, so I don't have a lot of managment experience and located down the Southeast. What do you guys think? What are those services worth these days?

Thanks!
 

NCherches

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For a PC-12 "Chief Pilot" part 91 I would think 55-70K depending on schedule, etc.
 

ILS2DH

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Per the last Pro Pilot magazine salary survey, average for a PC-12 CA was $57k, and for a chief pilot $63K.
 

NCherches

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85K seems a little pricey unless your living in SoCal / NYC area
 

jstyle13

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So I can expect $60k-70k I guess? Anyone out there in a similar situation as this?
 

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Take as much as you can get. I would start out on the high side, 85K or more, but would not take less than 75K. If its just you, flying and managing, you will always be doing something. If you're not flying then you will be looking at and planning the next trip or trying to figure out when they will go next, planning maint, washes, cleaning, shopping, stocking, updating charts, GPS/FMS data bases around their schedule. Days off dont really exist either. With the exception of a few days a year you may have to have off, you will most likely be on the hook at all times, or at least expected to be.

I'm doing the flying and managing of a 350 and this has been my experience. I currently make a little above 88K and personally dont feel this is enough. It would be great if all I did was fly and someone else handled the rest. I like the job ok and would not trade it to go back to the airlines. Some of the above mentioned rates I think apply to an operation that has others sharing the duties.
 

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I fly and manage a TBM and Seneca right now for a company. I would say 60-70k would sound right. That is the range I am in now. I do everything for the aircraft(even wash and wax it) I recieve good tips on top of this pretty much every flight. One website to check everyday is airnav.com This will keep expenses lower and tips coming.
 
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