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Many people wish for the glamorous lifestyle and income of a pilot. But, do pilots always wear crisp uniforms and make the big bucks? Not necessarily, according to Al Lee, director of quantitative analysis at online salary database PayScale.com. He says, "There's a huge variation in pay depending on whether you're flying a float plane for a regional commuter company or flying 747s for United. Regional airlines sometimes pay $20 per hour and only when the engine is on." Lee says that with only 1000 hours of engine time a year, that hourly rate can come close to minimum wage.
Fortunately, you don't have to wait to fly jumbo jets if want to work in aviation. In fact, if you like doing math, mechanical work or security tasks, here are some in-demand job options, that are also some of the best-paid in the industry, according to PayScale.
- Director of Aerospace Program Management Median Annual Salary: $151,000
According to Lee, "Aerospace is second only to petroleum engineering in pay." That's why the director of an aerospace engineering program management team can earn well into the six figures. This person likely has a graduate degree in bu... read more
Ocala, Florida – Senior U.S. District Judge Wm. Terrell Hodges has sentenced Clive Felix Ure (58) to 12 months in federal prison for falsifying the airworthiness of a propeller that he had sold to the owner of a private plane. He was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $67,772.14. Ure pleaded guilty on July... read more
It's a familiar ritual of flying -- that moment when you're buckled into your seat and the cabin's loudspeakers come to life with a voice that says, "Hello, this is your captain speaking. Welcome aboard." But how many times in your travels has that voice belonged to a woman?
For most fliers, the answer is... read more
The airline industry has had its share of ups and downs in recent years. But flying continues to be a preferred way of travel for many people. For that matter, there’s always going to be a need for skilled workers in aviation.
It doesn’t matter whether you’re flying the plane, sitting i... read more
Despite the record number of layoffs in the airline industry, the number of people applying for jobs at Kennedy and LaGuardia airports is on the rise. The Council for Airport Opportunity recently reported a spike in the number of job seekers it saw in 2002 compared with the year before. The council is a nonprofit organization that refers job cand... read more