Float pilot pay

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Re: Float pilot pay

Post by FishermanIvan » Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:14 pm

Define a decent wage?
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Re: Float pilot pay

Post by enbt » Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:34 pm

I want to hear more about this $12,000/month Beaver job in Atlin.
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Re: Float pilot pay

Post by round pounder » Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:51 pm

2000 DHC II. $5000 3weeks on 1 week off
2001 ditto
2003 DHC II $5500 3 weeks on 1 off
2004 DHC III piston otter $7000 treated like a dog
2005 DHC III turbo otter $7500 6 days on 1 day off
2006 DHC III ditto
2007 DHC III $7800 5 and 2
2008 DHC III $8000 5 & 2
2009 bird dog. 4 month 40grand
2010 bird dog 4 month 44 grand
2011 bird dog 215 FO 4.5 months 51 grand
2012 ditto
2013 bird dog 215 Capt. 4.5 months 54.5
2014 ditto
2015 ditto
2016 Otter 11.5 grand 5 months max duty
2017 Otter 13.2 grand max duty
2018 Otter and Van. 15 grand max duty.

There's ten more years but there's a synopsis of one driver. You can't guarantee tips so not listed.
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Re: Float pilot pay

Post by Invertago » Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:41 am

Thanks round pounder! Probably the most helpful post I've seen anyone out side of company management put in terms of what to expect out there!
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Re: Float pilot pay

Post by FishermanIvan » Sat Aug 25, 2018 1:28 pm

Now what companies are those so I can apply haha?
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Re: Float pilot pay

Post by KenoraPilot » Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:19 pm

Better than my $1200/month for the 185 in 2003 in NWO
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Re: Float pilot pay

Post by olivierw » Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:00 am

2015 - Dockhand 3000$/month accommodation and food included
2016 PA22 campcheck pilot 2500$/month no accommodation and no food. But lots of free time and not a lot of bs to put up with and I was in a city instead of being in the middle of the bush with no road access.

Then I had a job on big wheels for the winter for 3000$/month same conditions as the PA22 job

2017 I sold my soul because I wanted to fly a beaver and make more cash than a guy I didn't like (yeah I know what can I say...). Beaver 4500$ tips were ok but not great I was averaging 300$/month. Accommodations included (really nice on top of that). The job had a couple other perks. But a ton of downsides as well.

Now I'm no longer on floats but still in the bush and the money is better than that.
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