iama_bad_person t1_ir2ha5o wrote


High ranking Captains and First Officers with 20+ years experience will be pulling those averages sky high. To even be considered for a regional airline flying turboprops or small jets you will need to work as an instructor for a number of years to get your hours up. A friend who actually completed flight school (I dropped out) has just made captain at a regional airline and it took him 10 years and that is fast, and he is still just flying turboprops but is looking at a internal promotion to fly trans-pacific flights soon. AFAIK he is on at least 100k which isn't low in any sense of the word and is obviously better than a baggage handler, but he's had to put off family life and social events for a lot of those 10 years. I just couldn't do that.