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Pay of Cathay Pacific Pilot?

Old 20th Nov 2011, 21:20
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Question Pay of Cathay Pacific Pilot?

Hello!

What is the pay of Cathay Pacific First Officer?

Thank you!
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Old 20th Nov 2011, 21:34
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We're not recruiting first officers at the moment, so why would you ask? New joiners start as second officer cadets on a new, much reduced pay scale. There are no first officers on this pay scale so no one can answer your question. Contact the recruitment department at CX for further information.

Please can we refrain from posting personal financial information on a public forum.

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Old 21st Nov 2011, 06:32
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They pay 500 dollars.
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Old 21st Nov 2011, 09:43
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Gents, relax. The days when mentioning our salary caused envy are long gone.
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Old 21st Nov 2011, 10:33
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Space Cadets

New Joiner on the Cadet Scheme

Total package including housing is $5200 USD Per Month $62K P.A.

$18,000K less than a Jet Star F/O. Living in a very expensive city!

One word Big Meaning .... AWESOME!!
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Old 21st Nov 2011, 11:21
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What is the pay of Cathay Pacific First Officer?
... One miiillion dollars.... muahahahah....muahahahahaha.....muahahahahahahaha.
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Old 22nd Nov 2011, 09:28
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What Insurance?
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Old 22nd Nov 2011, 10:00
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We get paid??
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Old 22nd Nov 2011, 11:07
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Bueno Hombre "What other choice does he have except feeding our chickens..."

Bueno Hombre, as your son is evidently quite familiar with chicken feed, he should be an ideal candidate for the CX cadet scheme.
Although as he is also the family "taxi" driver perhaps he could get work driving a taxi in Hong Kong - it might pay more than CX!
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Old 22nd Nov 2011, 19:35
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SO Chooka, on the way!

A qualified chicken feeder might be above the standard CX now require. ALTHOUGH his theory of flight might be ahead of the other applicants. Is your son named "Chooka," by any chance? If so, and he shows the same talent as this lad, he may also get a spot doing a free promo , for THE COMPANY.

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Old 22nd Nov 2011, 19:59
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SO Chooka, on the way!

Bob you are so right! Chooka is the man for the job. He might even breathe some life into the Gay Bar. But he would probably make better money busking at the TST MTR station.
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Old 3rd Jan 2015, 04:41
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Hi all,

I was just wandering if someone can shed some light on an up to date salary for a SO at CX is these days. I have tried looking online etc but only coming up with info from a few years back.

Thanks
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Old 3rd Jan 2015, 05:03
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Dan Buster,

Thanks, just doing my due diligence. Do you have a ball park figure inclusive of allowances etc.

Do they pay from day one or have they stooped that low they only pay you when you arrive in HK?

Cheers
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Old 3rd Jan 2015, 06:05
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Times have changed, you have to effectively use your own money in order to live in HK and have the privilege of being the bunk maker in chief, and LOIC of the sandwiches and blue bag.

So if you are independently wealthy, no problems at all, come on in, the water's lovely and warm.
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Old 3rd Jan 2015, 06:17
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The actual dollar figure on it's own could be very misleading for you. Just as $1000 a week sounds like a good pay check in some countries like India or Vietnam might be considered excellent, but in a major US or Aussie city its below average.
Just as the dollar amount for rent in a city where a two bedroom, two bathroom flat in a nice building in the city is $5k US a month (Which it is in Hong Kong), is no comparison to most other places. All of a sudden your thousand bucks a week means you can't even put a roof over your head.
You need to be doing a lot of homework before pursuing a "Career" as a Pilot in Hong Kong. Not least of which should include "what sort of place is it like to work" there are an awful lot of unhappy Pilots at Cathay.
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Old 3rd Jan 2015, 10:27
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However, as a first job with no experience the starting salary and prospects are quite good. Sure the pay starts low but it steadily increases and very few get fired even if they do almost zero work or professional study. How many professions pay you so much for so little?
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Old 3rd Jan 2015, 11:32
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Is anyone able to provide a figure? Even if it is via a PM?

Thanks again.
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Old 3rd Jan 2015, 11:46
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Approx basic HK$ 40000 +12000 housing/HPA.
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Old 3rd Jan 2015, 12:18
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@The Fub,

Thank you, is there flight pay as well or is that included in the basic?

Cheers
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Old 3rd Jan 2015, 15:24
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The ballpark is between not enough and 'Are you sure the decimal is in the right place?'.

But don't let that discourage you. It certainly didn't discourage all these guys who are now wearing red lanyards at dispatch because they eventually found out they can't afford to have kids.
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