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Their are far too many variables to say a DoM or a PRM salary should be $X.  Obviously size of fleet, size of crew you are managing, your QA program ( are you doing it all or do you have a QA person), customer audits requirements (BARS, Contrail, etc), length of flying season ( do you shut the doors for 4 month every winter), is it a MRO, a DoM for the AMO and AO all play a factor in your salary.

 

Personally I have always gone with the amount of time, energy, stress, etc put in to the amount I got paid.  I need to be happy with that.  It will be different for each person, and only they can determine that.  There are other factors that have a value, that will not show up on a T4.  What's the value of being home every night, having the freedom to make your own schedule, a set and dependable schedule, company Vehicles maybe?, not sleeping in tents in the artic, not on road all the time, etc.  Perhaps field engineers will or should make more then the PRM or DoM, but they are likely away from home more, sleeping in various conditions ( tents to hotels), work in various weather conditions ( hot sun to the artic), working long and random hours, etc. 

 You just need to be happy with what you make for what you put into it.  If you are just chasing larger salary, what are you giving up to get it, and in the end was it worth it??  Their is always someone who pays more, but is it better??  Only you can answer that.

 

Sorry I went on bit of a rant.  I see these type questions about how much should a pilot make, or an AME make, or a contractor make.  It is all subjective to what your experience is, type of work you are doing, what type of schedule you have, full time vs contract, etc, so there is not set rate for a ( fill in the blank) should make.  You just can't say an AME should make $100K, are you working a 2 and 2 or a 4 and 2 schedule, are you freshly licensed or twenty years experience, are you working off a cozy base with hangar or fighting bugs and weather.

Each person needs to be happy with what they get for what they put in.  If you are not, look around till you find it.

Thanks for listening if you made it this far through my rant.

Be safe, and enjoy what you do.    

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20 hours ago, Superwrench said:

Their are far too many variables to say a DoM or a PRM salary should be $X.  Obviously size of fleet, size of crew you are managing, your QA program ( are you doing it all or do you have a QA person), customer audits requirements (BARS, Contrail, etc), length of flying season ( do you shut the doors for 4 month every winter), is it a MRO, a DoM for the AMO and AO all play a factor in your salary.

 

Personally I have always gone with the amount of time, energy, stress, etc put in to the amount I got paid.  I need to be happy with that.  It will be different for each person, and only they can determine that.  There are other factors that have a value, that will not show up on a T4.  What's the value of being home every night, having the freedom to make your own schedule, a set and dependable schedule, company Vehicles maybe?, not sleeping in tents in the artic, not on road all the time, etc.  Perhaps field engineers will or should make more then the PRM or DoM, but they are likely away from home more, sleeping in various conditions ( tents to hotels), work in various weather conditions ( hot sun to the artic), working long and random hours, etc. 

 You just need to be happy with what you make for what you put into it.  If you are just chasing larger salary, what are you giving up to get it, and in the end was it worth it??  Their is always someone who pays more, but is it better??  Only you can answer that.

 

Sorry I went on bit of a rant.  I see these type questions about how much should a pilot make, or an AME make, or a contractor make.  It is all subjective to what your experience is, type of work you are doing, what type of schedule you have, full time vs contract, etc, so there is not set rate for a ( fill in the blank) should make.  You just can't say an AME should make $100K, are you working a 2 and 2 or a 4 and 2 schedule, are you freshly licensed or twenty years experience, are you working off a cozy base with hangar or fighting bugs and weather.

Each person needs to be happy with what they get for what they put in.  If you are not, look around till you find it.

Thanks for listening if you made it this far through my rant.

Be safe, and enjoy what you do.    

 

Well said!

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On 5/8/2021 at 9:42 AM, Heliian said:

Without looking at the job or company, a PRM position doesn't really require skills like a DOM position.  Your job would be to compile reports, track times and liase with your amo for performance of maintenance.  Unless they have a massive, multitype fleet then $72000 is pretty decent for the position. 

Ian is correct in my opinion, many non AMO operators have part time PRM's. Depending on fleet size 1 day a week would be adequate in many cases. I would say making 70K a year for one day a week most likely working from home drinking scotch is a far better deal then 120K a year in Baker Lake eating mosquito's all day and running from Grizzly bears at night but hey I have most definitely gotten soft. 

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On 6/17/2022 at 3:52 PM, rotornut said:

Ian is correct in my opinion, many non AMO operators have part time PRM's. Depending on fleet size 1 day a week would be adequate in many cases. I would say making 70K a year for one day a week most likely working from home drinking scotch is a far better deal then 120K a year in Baker Lake eating mosquito's all day and running from Grizzly bears at night but hey I have most definitely gotten soft. 

A prm should not be in the field being chased by grizzlies lol

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