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Old 10th Sep 2019, 09:35
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Can anybody give me an idea on the salary including extra's like flight pay of a Captain on the B737. Thank you.
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Old 10th Sep 2019, 20:50
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Here are the basic details.
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Old 10th Sep 2019, 20:53
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An example of monthly gross pay with two day off payments. As most of the trips cross midnight day off payments usually come in pairs.
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Old 11th Sep 2019, 05:37
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Thank you TFE731, that is very helpful.
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Old 11th Sep 2019, 20:42
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What is the point of including day off payments. Just to make the salary looks better or are you expected to accept working on your off days?

WOWO is pretty good roster. But not sunday to saturday. In this case you never have a full weekend off.

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Old 12th Sep 2019, 08:05
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Originally Posted by SaulGoodman View Post
What is the point of including day off payments. Just to make the salary looks better or are you expected to accept working on your off days?

WOWO is pretty good roster. But not sunday to saturday. In this case you never have a full weekend off.
You are never expected to work any extra days but most people do. For me, if an extra Stanstead-Edinburgh-Stanstead is on offer I can leave my house at 20:00, be back home by 03:00 and be £900 (less tax) richer.

The weekend situation is much better than it looks. A lot of the duties don't start until early Monday morning while others finish late on Friday. Also if you volunteer to do a slip-shift you work Thursday to Wednesday.

When you take 7 days of leave you don't fly for 21 days. Week off, week leave, week off and you can do that three times in a year. Also being cargo not passenger leave during school summer holidays is not usually a problem.
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Old 12th Sep 2019, 10:54
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£4800 after tax is about the average monthly salary for a Captain. Weeks on are often not a full 7 days so weekends off are more common if thatís your thing. Lots of time off and often options to sell days off so if you prefer money over time then thatís a winner too.

For me having the ability to plan my life more than one month ahead for the first time in my career trumps earning more money elsewhere. Also the way the leave works means that I effectively have 12 weeks leave per year plus week on off, with that in mind the salary begins to look not too bad at all.
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Old 12th Sep 2019, 12:55
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Originally Posted by SaulGoodman View Post
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WOWO is pretty good roster. But not sunday to saturday. In this case you never have a full weekend off.
If you are an airline pilot, what is a 'weekend'??!! Many pilots that I know never have weekends off, especially during busy periods. The last two posters give the idea that the actual weekend situation is really quite good.
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Old 12th Sep 2019, 15:48
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Originally Posted by fredthedog View Post
£4800 after tax is about the average monthly salary for a Captain. Weeks on are often not a full 7 days so weekends off are more common if thatís your thing. Lots of time off and often options to sell days off so if you prefer money over time then thatís a winner too.

For me having the ability to plan my life more than one month ahead for the first time in my career trumps earning more money elsewhere. Also the way the leave works means that I effectively have 12 weeks leave per year plus week on off, with that in mind the salary begins to look not too bad at all.
That equates to 203 days off / leave a year?. And I suspect most Saturdays are "rest" days. Sounds like PT almost
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Old 13th Sep 2019, 09:42
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Originally Posted by SaulGoodman View Post
Thanks for the response.
One or two weekends at home per month is almost a necessity if you have a family so therefore my question. ...
So you are not an airline pilot then? Most airline pilots do not know what a weekend is. (Other than that those are the days that they are most likely to be rostered to fly!)
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