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07-06-2017, 08:57 PM
Question: I'm currently a lead pilot and manager for a single engine turbo-prop in Memphis. The owner is looking to upgrade to a light jet (CJ2+) and keep the TP. However, they also would like me to perform management/operational duties within the company, not associated with aviation, that I am qualified to perform. Essentially I can fulfill two positions. How do I negotiate my compensation package so that I'm not underselling myself but fair at the same time? Even if they don't upgrade and just keep the TP? Thanks!

07-07-2017, 07:20 AM
Get your hands on a copy of the NBAA salary survey, go in armed with industry numbers for Chief Pilot / Department Manager for similar sized operation. Go into the discussion with a starting spot for your salary goal and some info / reasoning to back it up. Same for the non- aviation duties. If you're one person doing two jobs, I'd say you have some leverage regarding $$ for those jobs.

07-07-2017, 07:41 AM

Your job is managing and operating winged multi-million dollar assets for the company/owner - duties beyond the flight department is a slippery slope IMO.

If you *want* two jobs, be compensated accordingly. You won't get paid the sum of both positions, but by gawd negotiate for it!

07-19-2017, 07:36 AM
I'm in the same position. We have a Tprop and a CJ3+ pm me if you have any questions.