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Old 29th Aug 2007, 01:42
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Silk Air Salary

Hello there!!!
Is it True that may we expect about 9.000 USD wet in your Pocket at the end of the Month as a Captain on A320?
That`s enough to live in Singapore without Kids only wife?
Thanks ......good flights.....!!!!!
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Old 29th Aug 2007, 06:45
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Originally Posted by iyi inisler View Post
Hello there!!!
Is it True that may we expect about 9.000 USD wet in your Pocket at the end of the Month as a Captain on A320?
That`s enough to live in Singapore without Kids only wife?
Thanks ......good flights.....!!!!!
Quoted from the Silk Air website;
REMUNERATION & BENEFITS
Total gross remuneration (before tax) will be in the range of S$150,000 per annum for Captains excluding Group profit sharing bonus
Originally Posted by iyi inisler View Post
That`s enough to live in Singapore without Kids only wife?
That'll depend on whether you have a high or low maintenance wife!
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Old 30th Aug 2007, 15:19
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Look at 13000 SGD p.m.

If you want to live in a condo, well the rents are mad, $3500 and up for a 2 bedroom place.

Wait for the new C.A. to be signed which should be in a month or six.
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Old 31st Aug 2007, 02:10
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Cuba Libre thanks for your Reply, but What does it mean new C.A?
But is little money for a Captain position on A 320 ,9.000 USD Month, and no House Allowance and school Allowance as well, and is there any Profident Found or end of Benefits....thanks Again Cuba Libre ......Goog Flight
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Old 31st Aug 2007, 03:35
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There are numerous posts about Singapore's airline here on the net. Please check also under Jet Star and Tiger for general information.

The mentioned salary numbers are correct, but there used to be always some "idle" time where you got less than they promised, since the salary consists of a fix and a variable (by hour) part. At the moment this danger isn't so big because there is a bit of understaffing.

It's also correct that cost of living has gone up, but it's still way cheaper than all other SE Asia's metropolis'. Please check sites like www.singaporeexpats.com for actual prices. It has become difficult, but you still get reasonable condos close to the airport, if you are willing to go to Pasir Ris, Simei and Tampines. There are very nice condos, but you just live far away from the city center. If you don't care about this, it's perfect, 5 min to the airport, all's there, even the beach.

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Old 31st Aug 2007, 13:59
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C.A. = Contract Agreement.

Once you get Permanent Residence, you'll get CPF, around 400 dollars from the company, it seems a bit low, but I haven't looked at it in a while. Nothing else. All contracts are on local terms. Working on 13000 is a good ball park figure, sometimes a bit more, sometimes a bit less.

As Dani pointed out, you can get decent place to live if you're prepared to look outside the East Coast, I was just giving a general response. Check the other operators you'll probably find a better package.

Good Luck.
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Old 3rd Sep 2007, 09:02
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Any ideas about FO's salary package? or are there any pay scale differences between expatriates and locals?
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Old 7th Sep 2007, 09:35
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Does anyone with Silkair think that MI might be interested in a 50% or 75% Captain?

For a 100% pilot, how many days off a month and how many night flights would a pilot do?

Thanks.
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Old 7th Sep 2007, 15:50
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are there any pay scale differences between expatriates and locals?
Only one pay scale for all nationalities. As to the pay rate of the FO's im not sure.

Shaman, a few have asked about 50-75% Commands, the reply is "we dont do that" Its Singapore, you are expected to work ALL of the time.

As it stands you are entitled to get 8-9 days off a month, Night flights, vary but it can be as many as 1 a week, though more usually its 1 every 2 weeks. You'd be unlucky to get more than 3 Night flights in a Month, as they have to give you more days off for them.
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Old 8th Sep 2007, 01:18
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Is there any Info regarding a Salary increase until the end of this year?
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Old 10th Sep 2007, 08:37
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CubaLibre,
Thanks very much for the reply - it was very helpful.

You mentioned an entitlement to 8 to 9 days off per month. Would you care to hazard a guess as to how many days off one gets in practice?
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Old 10th Sep 2007, 13:54
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Shaman, well thats it, 8-9 days rostered off. I just looked back through my log book, the only time I had extra days off I was sick or on leave (28 days a year).
They find ways to fill up the time, standby etc, which is btw, generally from
6 a.m. till 11 p.m. <<<< no typo there.
The new contract is "still" under negotiation, rumours only, I wont speculate till I see it in black and white.
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Old 10th Sep 2007, 13:56
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CubaLibre,

Thanks again - my questions answered!!
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Old 7th Oct 2007, 10:01
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On the topic of Silkair,

Ive heard from a capt at Silkair, that after 3 yrs of service as an A320 Capt, he will be given the opportunity to move onto the 777 in SQ as Capt... anyone know if theres any truth in this?

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Old 7th Oct 2007, 12:11
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Angel To the big ones...

Ya, absolutely. That's the main USP of SilkAir - off to the big ones (777/345/330 &, maybe, 380) as soon as you finish your time on the sleek & snazzy A320s - which isn't a bad deal in itself, at all! Grate place to fly!!!
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Old 7th Oct 2007, 12:19
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Hello there .....
But still Captain taking home 13000 USG ( Singapore Dollar) ?

Thanks Again...
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Old 8th Oct 2007, 06:54
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Does that mean straight to SQ on the Heavies as Capt??? No hrs on type????

Interesting..
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Old 8th Oct 2007, 07:37
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Angel

it's not 3 years but actually minimum 4,
and then depends on many things like if needed by sia,
how many guys ahead of ya.. an can mi release ya..
normally 6-7 years,...
hope this helps...
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Old 8th Oct 2007, 13:56
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RnR has it right
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Old 13th Dec 2007, 15:50
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Hi guys...

Is the new package out yet for Silkair or is it still 150,000 SGD per year for Captain?

Anyone currently flying there can give me an update?

Thanks...
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