Professional Pilots -
Tuesday, 24 July 2012 17:48
Pilots Salaries – (Becoming a pilot)
Dear Capt Lim,
I am unsure whether I should take a Degree or just go into piloting with a Diploma. My peers have been telling me that the pay difference between a Diploma and a Degree holder is quite a lot.
Can I have some advice on what I should do?
If the pay difference is by a small margin, then I wouldn't mind getting less because all I want to do in life is be a pilot.
I am not sure which airlines your friends have been telling you about the big pay differences between a Degree and Diploma holder.
As far as I know, there is no difference at all. In flying, the qualification to be a captain or first officer is an ICAO ATPL or FAA ATP.
The only advantage of holding a Degree is that it enhances your chances of being hired as a pilot in view of the very stiff completion to get into any airlines today.
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