Discussion in 'On Topic' started by nietsni3, Jan 23, 2007.
Whatever their rank is plus whatever extra pay they recieve
the same amount as any other officer in the military. maybe a couple hundred more if special pay is authorized i.e. hazardous duty pay maybe
Well my brother is an LT pilot and just needed to borrow 1500 bucks from me so I'm guessing not much.
he has horrible money management or you are a sucker.
O-1 pay, then O-2 pay, then O-3 pay
plus about $160/m hazard pay.
aviation incentive pay starts at $125 a month and increases on a non-linear scale based on number of years of aviation service. it tops out at 8 years at $850/month, remains there until 14 years, then decreases again.
many single pilots make most of their extra cash by deploying a lot and getting tax-free/hostile fire pay, and not having extra costs at home to deal with.
edit: currently hostile fire pay is $225/month, and hardship duty pay varies by deployed location.
there you go, straight from the horses mouth.
Your powers of deduction are astounding.
BAH also enters the equation for officers too, correct? I was merely a lowly enlisted sucker so I don't know.
All I'm gonna say is "wow".
its not bad money
your brother is a fucking retard. as far as base pay, butter bars make as much as a damn 8 year E-5, and 1LTs make as much as an E-8.
He just pcs'd and was short a little cash, his wife hasn't found a new job yet. All of us who have served or are serving have been there. That hardly means he's a "fucking retard" or that I'm a sucker. I was pissed off at jyokker's definitive conclusion based on one sentence but you're just a douche. This place isn't nearly what I thought it was. Later.
I'll kick him in the nuts for you. Don't let it bother you.
Why does it decrease again? Just wondering. Is it cuz you're passed your prime at that point?
They've got you locked till twenty...your incentive after 10-14yrs is to stay till 20 not your flight pay...so they can afford to decrease that...that and your base pay has increased...
by the time you're 14 years into your flying career, you're probably an O-5 or higher, and are not flying nearly as much as you used to, due to staff tours and stuff like that. you're also making plenty of scratch as an O-5 from basic pay and allowances.
You also can't forget the insane re-up bonuses pilots get. I wish us lowly mechanics got that kind of scratch just to reenlist. I mean, hell, all pilot's do is break the plane, we have to fix it.