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Why do mechanics make less than pilots?

Old 01-08-2022, 01:26 PM
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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.
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