Go Back  Airline Pilot Central Forums > Career Builder > Engineers & Technicians
Why do mechanics make less than pilots? >

Why do mechanics make less than pilots?

Engineers & Technicians Aeronautical engineering and aircraft MX

Why do mechanics make less than pilots?

Old 01-08-2022, 01:26 PM
Gets Everyday Off
TransWorld's Avatar
Joined APC: Aug 2016
Position: Fully Retired
Posts: 7,000

Originally Posted by Duffman
You don't get paid based on how hard your job is. You get paid based on how many people are qualified to do your job, vs how many job openings exist. If AMTs made as much as legacy pilots, I know a lot of engineers who would've happily gotten their certs and likely gotten hired way before you. But you don't have to be an engineer to be an AMT, so your pay is set at a rate that entices a steady flow of new AMTs to replace attrition and results in safe flight ops. If you're envious of the pilot pay and lifestyle, become a pilot. Nobody is stopping you, and since you already have a job, you're financially better off than most people beginning the pilot journey.
If you got paid how hard the job is, the trash collector would be paid more than the pilot.
TransWorld is offline  
Related Topics
Thread Starter
Last Post
Guard Dude
04-06-2022 06:59 AM
09-26-2012 09:23 PM
RPC Unity
Union Talk
06-30-2011 08:39 PM
Union Talk
06-12-2011 06:30 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Your Privacy Choices