[Thread] Pilot Pay, confirmed amounts

What's a job in helicopters pay? Does it pay? Why do you get paid more than me?
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Re: [Thread] Pilot Pay, confirmed amounts

Postby utc » Sun Sep 8 2019, 14:33

skypig wrote:
utc wrote:Start from AU 205k (tax free)
International IFR offshore line captain


Quoted in AU$, but almost impossible to live* in Australia, and get a “tax free” overseas income, isn’t it?

* or even own anything in Australia.


Although I am an Australian citizen, I have since relocated from Aus and I do not fit the criteria for being an Aus resident for tax purposes. There is tax paid in the country I'm currently residing in, but it is paid by my Employer.
I converted to AUD for convenience since BS is primarily used by Australians.
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Re: [Thread] Pilot Pay, confirmed amounts

Postby SuperF » Sun Sep 8 2019, 20:25

In reply to the questions, I don't know what anyone else pays, but its what i am currently paying. So there is at least one company in NZ doing it.

Not looking for any more staff at the moment, and not looking to replace the current staff with anyone that will come in and do a worse job for me at a cheaper rate. We pay what we think is good money to get great staff that will perform when we need them to...
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Re: [Thread] Pilot Pay, confirmed amounts

Postby FerrariFlyer » Sun Sep 8 2019, 20:38

utc wrote:Start from AU 205k (tax free)
International IFR offshore line captain


Sadly, Kevin Rudd amended tax law during his tenure which meant that being an expat was no longer a way to get both professional experience and a financial edge for the sacrifice and risk taken (unless paid in USD and it continues to gain strength against the AUD).
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Re: [Thread] Pilot Pay, confirmed amounts

Postby rex bivouac » Sun Sep 8 2019, 20:42

SuperF wrote:In reply to the questions, I don't know what anyone else pays, but its what i am currently paying. So there is at least one company in NZ doing it.

Not looking for any more staff at the moment, and not looking to replace the current staff with anyone that will come in and do a worse job for me at a cheaper rate. We pay what we think is good money to get great staff that will perform when we need them to...



Good on you for paying those wages.

Do you employ pilots? I thought it was just a family business??

I take it you pay a retainer and percentage of productive?!
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Re: [Thread] Pilot Pay, confirmed amounts

Postby SuperF » Tue Sep 10 2019, 09:27

Rex

two family two others.

Junior pilot on hourly rate for all work done. Senior pilot $150k retainer plus hourly.
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Re: [Thread] Pilot Pay, confirmed amounts

Postby skypig » Wed Sep 11 2019, 02:50

utc wrote:
skypig wrote:
utc wrote:Start from AU 205k (tax free)
International IFR offshore line captain


Quoted in AU$, but almost impossible to live* in Australia, and get a “tax free” overseas income, isn’t it?

* or even own anything in Australia.


Although I am an Australian citizen, I have since relocated from Aus and I do not fit the criteria for being an Aus resident for tax purposes. There is tax paid in the country I'm currently residing in, but it is paid by my Employer.
I converted to AUD for convenience since BS is primarily used by Australians.


Just to be clear - I wasn’t trying to “have a go” at you.
Just clarifying.
I understand, that post KRudd’s tax grab - some pilots manage to have a smaller “income”, perhaps with some undeclared “allowances”.

I think it’s disgraceful that someone spending the majority of the year, perhaps all of it, out of the country, pays a hefty amount of tax on their hard earned income, despite getting nothing in return, simply because they own a Vespa stored in their friends garage.

Labor = Tax to the max, anyone stupid enough to try and help themselves
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Re: [Thread] Pilot Pay, confirmed amounts

Postby bangequalsbad » Wed Sep 11 2019, 22:20

simply because they own a Vespa stored in their friends garage.


Simple. Don't own a Vespa. Put it in your mates name.
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Re: [Thread] Pilot Pay, confirmed amounts

Postby rex bivouac » Fri Sep 27 2019, 19:29

SuperF wrote:Rex

two family two others.

Junior pilot on hourly rate for all work done. Senior pilot $150k retainer plus hourly.



Good on you guys for paying well! Needs more of this in the industry!
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Re: [Thread] Pilot Pay, confirmed amounts

Postby ChicoCheco » Sat Sep 28 2019, 14:09

Owning Vespa? Care to elaborate?
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Re: [Thread] Pilot Pay, confirmed amounts

Postby bangequalsbad » Sat Sep 28 2019, 15:21

ChicoCheco wrote:Owning Vespa? Care to elaborate?

In English it means to have legal rights to the sole use of a Vespa.
I’m sure your reply will confuse matters.

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