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Salaries for Pilots in Africa

Old 17th Jul 2016, 05:30
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Salaries for Pilots in Africa

Hi Everyone!

I want to compare salaries for different airlines in Africa. Can you share information or provide a source?

Thanks!
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Old 22nd May 2017, 08:32
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That would be very interesting! If nobody wants to give out information on specific airlines, maybe we can at least come up with the average salaries a pilot gets in certain countries?
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Old 22nd May 2017, 14:02
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Ethiopian airlines local pilot salary

narrow body FO: basic 800 usd, average take home pay appx 1100 usd

narrow body Captain: basic 2200 usd, ave. take home appx 3500 usd

wide body FO: basic 1600 usd, ave. take home 3200 usd

wide body Captain Junior: basic 3500 usd, ave. take home 6800 usd

wide body Senior Capt. TRI/TRE.. etc : ave. take home 11,000 usd

all figures are before appx 30% gov. tax and PER MONTH

** of course expats make much higher. in some cases 3 to 4 times for the same position and level of experience
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Old 23rd May 2017, 07:44
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In Africa I found the money was not the be all and end all,

Lifestyle, safety and "job related stresses - the bank, car rego etc) play a big part.

Some parts of Africa I would move and live in a heart beat with not much cash, others I would not have a heart beat or cash to live.
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Old 23rd May 2017, 08:59
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Ethiopian Airlines, Monthly, expat

Q400 - B737 - B767 Basic 7000 usd. Takehome; whatever your homecountrys tax man says. (funny, in ET the B767 is treated as a narrowbody :-)

B777 - B787 Basic 9000 usd. Takehome; whatever your homecountrys tax man says

** Not exactly the same 'experience level' :-) Local pilots typically go from 0 hours (yes, first day in flightschool) to Captain in 6-7 years. Not many expats did that. Average experience level, much MUCH higher than Ethiopian Capt's. Local Captains, still upgrade much faster though........

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