Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Rotor Wing Salary's

  1. #1
    Registered Aviator rajflyboy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Age
    38
    Posts
    1,783
    Flown:
    Many Many Many
    Civ/Mil:
    Both.
    Ratings:
    B7E7

    Rotor Wing Salary's

    Folks

    How much do civilian rotor wing guys typically make?

    For instance:

    1. Oil Rig Pilot
    2. Corporate
    3. New York City charter guys who fly around the city and out to the Hamptons

  2. #2
    High Speed, Low Drag Jetdriver69's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Posts
    272
    Flown:
    G550, GV, Hawker 850XP, Citation I/II/V Ultra, Cheyenne, Jetstar II, Lear 35, BE-200, C-21A, C-5, C-141, T-37, T-38, UH-1H, EH-1H, OH-58A/C
    Civ/Mil:
    Both
    Ratings:
    ATP, Commercial Helo
    I know the guys flying S-92s in the GOM and North Sea can make pretty good money. 120-150k, but they are high time guys. No idea about the Hampton guys but I see them fly out of Westchester and Teterboro. There are quite a few houses, sorry mansions with heliports that I've seen flying the arrival over Long Island. Must be nice.....

  3. #3
    Registered Aviator
    Join Date
    Jun 2017
    Posts
    1

    Offshore pay

    Quote Originally Posted by rajflyboy View Post
    Folks

    How much do civilian rotor wing guys typically make?

    For instance:

    1. Oil Rig Pilot
    2. Corporate
    3. New York City charter guys who fly around the city and out to the Hamptons
    Offshore helicopter pilots typically start in the high 60's for VFR small ship pilots with a top pay in small ships being about $100k. For IFR multiengine Captains the pay increases with experience up to about $150k in the Gulf of Mexico. In the past, it was possible to make $250k by workover (overtime days at time and a half day rate). My current workover day rate is $960 for example. The offshore oil market is severely depressed at the current time, and shows little sign of improvement over the next year or two. Major company base pay scales are posted on the internet and can be easily searched. Check date of pay scale to be sure its current. Non-union pay scales are much harder to access and are typically lower except in small niche (read special experience or high risk) jobs. Our pilots are currently flying in NYC metro area as well ( to the Hamptons) and receive additional daily allowance for doing so, as do our pilots flying overseas assignments. Base pay is just that, it does not include additional allowances for types of aircraft flown (S-92 for example $400/month) or type of duty being performed (SAR for example $500/month),so SAR in an S-92 is an extra $900/month over base. ATP bonus, recurrent training at time and a half (at least 6 days for ME pilots), equipment allowance, etc... are all in addition to base pay. Hope this info helps.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •