VLJ Captain pay

1900dr

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hello all,

Not sure which forum this question should be on. What should the salary for a VLJ (Mustang, Eclipse, or Phenom) captain be flying as part 135 air taxi or undemand. I have 2008 Professional Pilot magazine salary studies but don't see a comparable plane. Is a CJ1 comparable? Appreciate any feed back.
 

transampilot

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There is a wide variety of pay scales out there for VLJ's, dependent on the type of flying and where you will be based. For the Eclipse there is 135 captains out there making low 30's. Air taxi's like Dayjet used to pay high 50's, and I believe Lineair was in the same ball park. I have seen rates as high as 125,000/year on the east coast for a part 91 gig. of course the best pay is on the coasts but the cost of living is also higher. With a boat load of experienced people on the streets the salary you can get now is lower than ayear ago.
 
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