Originally Posted by hdale
"your paycheck resembles what a flagman at a contruction site gets paid."
Sorry, their paychecks are probably significantly more than a regional FO's.
Depends what state/region you're in. Down south an FO probably makes a good bit more than the flagman, in the northeast and west coast they get about $35 an hour.... about 2nd year regional FO pay, but no education or real training required.... no medical, no recurrent training, no FAA or line checks. Not a bad gig.