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macairwarhorse
11-26-2018, 05:34 AM
Long time / first time:

Retiring mil pilot trying to plan the paychecks for the next couple of years. Looks like no bites from the majors and will need to get some 121 time.

Shooting for COS and CRJ---anyone have actual paycheck #s they are willing to share? I know the hourly is $45, but the take home estimates vary pretty wildly. I'm looking for no-kidding here's the paycheck/W2 I can expect for year 1 and potentially year 2.

Thanks for those willing to share.


baronbvp
11-26-2018, 05:55 AM
Iím in the same boat but for the ERJ in SAN. Iím taking a huge pay cut from my cubicle job and need to plan so would like to hear the answers.

FWIW, soul nourishment of flying > pay cut from office life!

rickair7777
11-26-2018, 06:32 AM
Conservative answer:

First year: Rate x 900
Second Year: Rate x 1200

There's some slop for per diem in there, but I assume you spend it on the road (I mostly do, established professional grownup, don't pack ramen for 4 days).

Plus whatever 401k match they are doing now.

Bonuses start to kick in between year one and two, but I can't remember about PPS maybe that starts immediately? Someone else can tell what that's worth these days.

This assumes you don't go to some little boutique base where you're going to be on reserve for 2+ years.


bronc
11-26-2018, 07:13 AM
Conservative answer:

First year: Rate x 900
Second Year: Rate x 1200

There's some slop for per diem in there, but I assume you spend it on the road (I mostly do, established professional grownup, don't pack ramen for 4 days).

Plus whatever 401k match they are doing now.

Bonuses start to kick in between year one and two, but I can't remember about PPS maybe that starts immediately? Someone else can tell what that's worth these days.

This assumes you don't go to some little boutique base where you're going to be on reserve for 2+ years.

You could be that established grownup and learn to cook! Save a little cash that way.

DarkSideMoon
11-26-2018, 07:24 AM
Conservative answer:

First year: Rate x 900
Second Year: Rate x 1200

There's some slop for per diem in there, but I assume you spend it on the road (I mostly do, established professional grownup, don't pack ramen for 4 days).

Plus whatever 401k match they are doing now.

Bonuses start to kick in between year one and two, but I can't remember about PPS maybe that starts immediately? Someone else can tell what that's worth these days.

This assumes you don't go to some little boutique base where you're going to be on reserve for 2+ years.
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Only a pilot would turn packing or not packing food into a ****ing judgement of maturity.

Cooking real food for a four day isnít hard. Honestly itís not about saving money for me, itís the fact that some days itís incredibly hard to eat healthy on the road, especially if you end late in the day.

rickair7777
11-26-2018, 07:40 AM
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Only a pilot would turn packing or not packing food into a ****ing judgement of maturity.

Cooking real food for a four day isnít hard. Honestly itís not about saving money for me, itís the fact that some days itís incredibly hard to eat healthy on the road, especially if you end late in the day.

The two guys I was talking to are also senior military guys... different outlook, after decades of institutional food and MREs we are typically over it. I do pack fruits and veggies for healthy snacks, but I don't live on them.

baronbvp
11-26-2018, 07:41 AM
Conservative answer:

First year: Rate x 900
Second Year: Rate x 1200

There's some slop for per diem in there, but I assume you spend it on the road (I mostly do, established professional grownup, don't pack ramen for 4 days).

Plus whatever 401k match they are doing now.

Bonuses start to kick in between year one and two

Wow, thatís better than I thought.

rickair7777
11-26-2018, 07:41 AM
You could be that established grownup and learn to cook! Save a little cash that way.

Why? I have enough cash. Enjoy eating more than cooking.

DarkSideMoon
11-26-2018, 07:53 AM
The two guys I was talking to are also senior military guys... different outlook, after decades of institutional food and MREs we are typically over it. I do pack fruits and veggies for healthy snacks, but I don't live on them.

Youíd think theyíd be dying for a home cooked meal then.

Maybe our routing and overnights are different but the ďbestĒ restaurants I usually run into are olive gardens and outback. Usually itís some form of **** fast food unless I want to pay for an uber and waste even more of my 11 hour overnight. Sometimes itís trudging through a foot of snow at midnight to eat a gas station hot dog.

Donít get me wrong, if I end up someplace cool Iíll hunt down an interesting place to eat, but Iíd rather heat up a home cooked meal than have a bloominí onion for the 6th time this year. Itís not like most regional overnights are close to unique culinary experiences.

I didnít start packing food until I was sitting in a hotel room eating garbage pizza from the only restaurant open within 5 miles and I realized it just wasnít fun to eat on the road anymore.

elmetal
11-26-2018, 09:33 AM
Plus whatever 401k match they are doing now.


You mean minus whatever match they are doing. He is planning for take home pay, which means any match must be subtracted as it is not coming home with you but to a 401k account



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