Out of flying school with a commercial licence. Recruited by the airline to impart simulator training. Trainees either pay for training cost or sign a five-year bond if the cost is borne by the airline.
Rs 20,000 a month (stipend)
A type-rated pilot who could be put into the cockpit of a particular type of aircraft. He flies commercial aircraft under the guidance of a captain.
Pay: Rs 1.25 lakh per month
Has Aircraft Transport Pilot (ATP) Licence, a higher one than a commercial flier one, and flies more number of hours.
Pay: Rs 1.75 lakh a month onwards
Has ATP licence and more than 3,000 hours of flying as a co-pilot and completed all other required training to get aircraft command. The co-pilot reports to captain and he is the final authority inside the aircraft.
Pay: Rs 3.45 lakh a month
Captain with over 500 hours of flying:
Pay: Rs 4 lakh a month
Check pilot, instructor, examiner:
Pay: Rs 4 lakh + allowance
Pay: Over Rs 4 lakh, car, telephone
Executive vice president
Pay: Around Rs 5 lakh
* All pilots have to fly a minimum 70 hours a week to get this amount. Else they get only basic salary, which is paltry.
Trainee: Rs 18,000 a month
Crew (domestic flights): Rs 25,000-37,000
Crew (international flights): Rs 40,000-60,000
In-flight manager: Rs 37,000-67,000 (domestic), Rs 60,000-90,000 (international)
Assistant base manager: Rs 55,000-70,000
Base manager: Rs 85,000
Trainer: Rs 50,000-70,000
Catering services: Rs 30,000-50,000
Ground services: Rs 25,000-40,000
* Except for technical jobs, a crew members can be absorbed in any other function.