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Old 29th Jul 2018, 15:48
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Ryanair Pilot Salary

I was reading up on the news about Ryanair's row with the pilots.

They quoted " Ryanair has taken the unusual step of publishing staff pay and benefit details online, claiming pilots earned between Ä190,000 and Ä220,000 (£169,000 and £195,000) a year.". I was shocked that for a budget airline that this sort of pay was available. Can anyone confirm how likely it is to get to this level? and what bases these sort of opportunities are available?

I am currently doing my research on all the SH airlines with UK bases, Would like to get a bigger picture on the lifestyles of these pilots.

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Old 6th Aug 2018, 09:02
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Originally Posted by Thomaslowe1999 View Post
I was reading up on the news about Ryanair's row with the pilots.

They quoted " Ryanair has taken the unusual step of publishing staff pay and benefit details online, claiming pilots earned between Ä190,000 and Ä220,000 (£169,000 and £195,000) a year.". I was shocked that for a budget airline that this sort of pay was available. Can anyone confirm how likely it is to get to this level? and what bases these sort of opportunities are available?

I am currently doing my research on all the SH airlines with UK bases, Would like to get a bigger picture on the lifestyles of these pilots.

Appreciate your time.
You sound like a journalist
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Old 6th Aug 2018, 09:41
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Well if you are a journo those pay figures are utter bollocks. O'Leary openly admits to following the Mein Kampf / Hitler approach of it doesn't matter if it isn't true, say the big lie enough times and people will believe it.
Those figures for both pilots and cabin crew are maybe paid to the top few percent in incredibly senior positions on a month with overtime.
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There are no annual increments at Ryanair so this is the basic salary. You will start on this salary as a new FO. It will increase due to the annual pay increases prevalent at this airline.

As as far as life style the 5/4 roster is brilliant until you realise itís actuall 7/2 because youíll probably start your week at an airport other than the one youíre based. This means you will have to travel in your own time and at your own expense on your last day off to which ever airport they tell you to go to. Then when youíve finished your working week you might be lucky if it finishes at the airport you started at but if not you might have to get a flight home to another airport and then get a taxi to the airport where you parked your car (using the car park pass which you have paid for). If youíre even luckier you might be able to do this on your last working day but if not then the first of your days off will be taken up by flying yourself, at your own expense, around Europe until you get home.

But hey on nearly quarter of a million a year you can afford it.
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Well if you are a journo those pay figures are utter bollocks. O'Leary openly admits to following the Mein Kampf / Hitler approach of it doesn't matter if it isn't true, say the big lie enough times and people will believe it.
Those figures for both pilots and cabin crew are maybe paid to the top few percent in incredibly senior positions on a month with overtime.
You have too much time in your hands
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You have too much time in your hands
Curse of commuting too a base and a bunch of standbys...
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Originally Posted by Thomaslowe1999 View Post
I was reading up on the news about Ryanair's row with the pilots.

They quoted " Ryanair has taken the unusual step of publishing staff pay and benefit details online, claiming pilots earned between Ä190,000 and Ä220,000 (£169,000 and £195,000) a year.". I was shocked that for a budget airline that this sort of pay was available. Can anyone confirm how likely it is to get to this level? and what bases these sort of opportunities are available?

I am currently doing my research on all the SH airlines with UK bases, Would like to get a bigger picture on the lifestyles of these pilots.

Appreciate your time.
The only pilot, if any, at Ryanair earning those figures would be the chief pilot.
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Old 6th Aug 2018, 12:26
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In terms of airlines flying out of the UK from one of the London bases, what offers the best pay/ good lifestyle ratio?
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I'd be worried if the Chief Pilot only earned 200k
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Either way, it is a load of horse ****.
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Old 7th Aug 2018, 10:29
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There are no annual increments at Ryanair so this is the basic salary. You will start on this salary as a new FO. It will increase due to the annual pay increases prevalent at this airline.

As as far as life style the 5/4 roster is brilliant until you realise itís actuall 7/2 because youíll probably start your week at an airport other than the one youíre based. This means you will have to travel in your own time and at your own expense on your last day off to which ever airport they tell you to go to. Then when youíve finished your working week you might be lucky if it finishes at the airport you started at but if not you might have to get a flight home to another airport and then get a taxi to the airport where you parked your car (using the car park pass which you have paid for). If youíre even luckier you might be able to do this on your last working day but if not then the first of your days off will be taken up by flying yourself, at your own expense, around Europe until you get home.

But hey on nearly quarter of a million a year you can afford it.
How often do you have to commute? Everyone is bashing ryan air, but I was thinking of actually applying with them.
Dont have that much experience yet, about a 1000hours B737.
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How often do you have to commute? Everyone is bashing ryan air, but I was thinking of actually applying with them.
Dont have that much experience yet, about a 1000hours B737.
As far as I know a friend of mine told me that once you are in your base you rarely have to commute. You will find a lot of angry people on this forum who just enjoy bashing Ryanair.
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As far as I know a friend of mine told me that once you are in your base you rarely have to commute. You will find a lot of angry people on this forum who just enjoy bashing Ryanair.
Thnx mate!!
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Iíve got a few friends in Ryanair and they are constantly somewhere in outbase.
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I’ve got a few friends in Ryanair and they are constantly somewhere in outbase.
I was just waiting for someone to say something negative, you forgot to add that when they rarely fly out of base they get paid extra
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Regarding the bases, does anyone know which bases you will most likely get assigned to? and preference will they do anything with that?
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Old 7th Aug 2018, 15:35
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I was just waiting for someone to say something negative, you forgot to add that when they rarely fly out of base they get paid extra
Oh give it a break with defending every negative thing posted on here about Ryanair. Yes Ryanair is your first and only airline job in aviation so the Stockholm Syndrome is understandable but mate they are a joke to work for and you will one day understand that once you get a job or two under your belt from an employer that respects and values you.
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Originally Posted by TangoAlphad View Post
Oh give it a break with defending every negative thing posted on here about Ryanair. Yes Ryanair is your first and only airline job in aviation so the Stockholm Syndrome is understandable but mate they are a joke to work for and you will one day understand that once you get a job or two under your belt from an employer that respects and values you.
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Originally Posted by TangoAlphad View Post
Oh give it a break with defending every negative thing posted on here about Ryanair. Yes Ryanair is your first and only airline job in aviation so the Stockholm Syndrome is understandable but mate they are a joke to work for and you will one day understand that once you get a job or two under your belt from an employer that respects and values you.
What airline would you recommend for a pilot living in the UK with 40 years of his working life ahead of him?

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