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Cargo pilot vs passenger airline pilot salary

Old 28th Apr 2020, 02:33
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Curious as to what the difference and salary is between an international cargo pilot/captain and an international passenger pilot/captain based out of Australia.
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Old 29th Apr 2020, 00:36
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At the moment, pretty much every cargo pilot in Australia is working and has an income. Passenger pilots not so much.
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Old 29th Apr 2020, 02:29
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I understand at the moment cargo pilots are basically the only pilots flying at the moment due to Covid. However I was wondering when the world is running as normal, does anyone know the difference in salaries or some examples of each type of pilot.

Thank you for that info Zanthrus
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Old 29th Apr 2020, 04:21
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As mentioned in your other post, it’s more to do with who you fly with as opposed to PAX/Freight. From what what I’m told, you’re generally paid the same regardless of what’s behind the Flight a Deck door (on the same Type).
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Old 29th Apr 2020, 05:26
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In Oz, freighters get the raw end of the stick.

North America, Fedex, UPS etc are the opposite.

My highest paying gigs have been freight. Worst, Oz GA and Oz RPT.
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Old 29th Apr 2020, 05:44
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Ah yeah thanks for the info guys. Im currently studying a degree in aviation and beginning flight school next year just gathering some info on the two different sectors!
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Old 30th Apr 2020, 04:33
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Id hold off on that flight training...It will cost a hell of a lot of money keeping current and valid for the time it will take to find your first job. The line just to get into GA is going to be way backed up.
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