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I know this has been asked in the past, but try to amuse me. A licensed engineer for 5 and a half years, proficient on the 206, astar and has a managerial background, gets endorsed on the 205. Whats a reasonable wage. Not trying to start a war, just wondering whats fair for the person and the company. Constructive comments would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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Probably around 70k a year. Seems like every company pays differently so you really have to look at in on an annual income basis.

For real. I said constructive comments only. 70K a year, lets get serious.

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For real. I said constructive comments only. 70K a year, lets get serious.

 

Since this is an anonymous forum, and no one can verify who you are or what you're capable of, bucktweed gave you some constructive comments, and you let fly with the "let's get serious"..... Are you actually looking for someone to blow hot air up yer skirt and give you some numbers that someone with 10 or 20 years on a medium would make? That wouldn't actually be a help to you at this point in time........

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10 to 20 years experiance on a medium employed full time...$100,000 plus expenses

Thank you 212 wrench. As you can see I dont have 10-20 years experiance on mediums, but one day I will and those numbers would be realistic. 70K is a good figure, but when does it go up?Or does it? Fenestron you seem to know alot about pay , maybe you should tell all of us about when pay changes for endorsements and experienced gained over the years. Maybe pay goes up, maybe it goes down, or maybe thats why theres a shortage of engineers and pilots. Is the pay competitive. Or is not? I think it good. I think 55 is a little low but thats a huge pay increase from right now.You seem to be able to tell alot by a short blog, saying I have an attitude. Maybe you can tell what I am thinking right now? Or maybe not. Wet spline first of all skirts are so 80's and about this hot air thing does this come with a dental plan or was that it? But seriously wet spline thanks for taking the time out of your day to resond.

Maybe I was a little quik to respond to bucktweed, and for that I apologize.

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I believe the way most fair to pay engineers for both them and their employers is to pay by the hour. Some other issues that the written employment contract should address are: annual vacation; overtime; medical and dental benefits; tool allowance; travel days; schedule of days on and days off.

 

In 1997 Transport Canada reports that the average hourly wage in Canada for an urban transit mechanic was $30.10. Evidence from other web sites that list occupational wage rates suggest that a trade like helicopter engineer is worth at least that and more. As this is 2007, I think a fair wage for an engineer is $35.00 an hour.

 

Overtime is typically figured at time and a half for the first four hours and double time after that. Suppose an engineer works in the bush. If he is away from home, he must be guaranteed eight hours a day whether he actually works or not. This equates to $280 a day. If he were to work a fourteen hour day, there are an extra four overtime hours for a total of eighteen. This equals $630 for the day. For an eighteen hour day his pay would be $910.

 

Canadian labour law also has rules for multiplication factors for work performed on statutory holidays.

 

The average person works about 2,000 hours a year. At $35 an hour that is at least $70,000 a year and this would be for a nine to five job five days a week with weekends and statutory holidays off.

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I believe the way most fair to pay engineers for both them and their employers is to pay by the hour. Some other issues that the written employment contract should address are: annual vacation; overtime; medical and dental benefits; tool allowance; travel days; schedule of days on and days off.

 

In 1997 Transport Canada reports that the average hourly wage in Canada for an urban transit mechanic was $30.10. Evidence from other web sites that list occupational wage rates suggest that a trade like helicopter engineer is worth at least that and more. As this is 2007, I think a fair wage for an engineer is $35.00 an hour.

 

Overtime is typically figured at time and a half for the first four hours and double time after that. Suppose an engineer works in the bush. If he is away from home, he must be guaranteed eight hours a day whether he actually works or not. This equates to $280 a day. If he were to work a fourteen hour day, there are an extra four overtime hours for a total of eighteen. This equals $630 for the day. For an eighteen hour day his pay would be $910.

 

Canadian labour law also has rules for multiplication factors for work performed on statutory holidays.

 

The average person works about 2,000 hours a year. At $35 an hour that is at least $70,000 a year and this would be for a nine to five job five days a week with weekends and statutory holidays off.

 

GOOD LORD!! I finally agree with something JM says. I think I'm getting old, mellow, or senile, or all three> -sigh---

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