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Pilots' Detailed Payscale- please state whether payscale is before or after tax
(pension, per diems and brief payscale are listed further down the page)
Effective from:
Listed pay rates are:
(yearly, hourly etc)
Monthly
Currency:
US$ (HK$ is pegged to US$)
(click here to use the currency converter)
Guaranteed hours:
(if applicable)
Downward spiral in reduced terms and conditions: 4 contracts within 26 years - from A/B/C to D Scale (CoS18, introduced 2018)
Addtional notes:
Pre tax figures. In addition to HK tax all aircrew, independent of home base or passport, have to pay tax to the US tax department for their time spent in USA.    
 
Fleet
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Rank
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Year
 
19
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18
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17
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16
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15
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14
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13
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12
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11
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10
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9
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8
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7
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6
Pre tax
5
Basic Pay
Block Hour
4
Captain 4
13.500
>9000 BH
Pre tax
Pre tax
3
Captain 3
11.960
>6000 BH
Basic Pay
Block Hour
Basic Pay
Block Hour
2
Captain 2
10.575
>3000 BH
FO2
7.475
>3000 BH
SO2
4.485
>2000 BH
1
Captain 1
9.350
FO1
6.165
SO1
4.020
Brief Payscale (please state whether before or after tax) (please ignore if the detailed payscale above is up to date)

last update

Capt top 19.330 US$ average Target pay per month for a very senior Captain, which can only be achieved by flying close to the maximum legal limit, not realistic. 8/Jan/20
Capt base 9.350 US$
1/Jan/20
FO top 10.680 US$ average Target pay per month for a very senior FO, which can only be achieved by flying close to the maximum legal limit, not realistic. 8/Jan/20
FO base 6.165 US$ 1/Jan/20
SO top

6.400 US$ average Target pay per month for a very senior SO, which can only be achieved by flying close to the maximum legal limit, not realistic.

8/Jan/20
SO base 4.020 US$
1/Jan/20
FE top New Paystructure (above mentioned Target pay will only be achieved with close to 900 hrs, wich is the legal limit). Expect to be paid much less when this target is not achieved.
1/Jan/20
FE base Monthly pay and salary promotion in rank is based on actual block hours flown. Pilots on new contracts might be assigned less flying hours than pilots on A/B/C scale to keep cost down (monthly salary cost and cost due to increase in rank based on BH flown).
8/Jan/20
Additional Duty Pay / Per Diems for Cathay Pacific Pilot Jobs
last update
Capt Flight pay included in Brief Payscale for top figures, which can only be achieved by flying close to the maximum legal limit, not realistic)
26/Dec/19
FO Flight pay included in Brief Payscale for top figures, which can only be achieved by flying close to the maximum legal limit, not realistic)
26/Dec/19
SO Flight pay included in Brief Payscale for top figures, which can only be achieved by flying close to the maximum legal limit, not realistic)
26/Dec/19
FE An additional allowance, subject to change, is paid on a monthly basis.
8/Jan/20
Pension Details for Cathay Pacific Pilot Jobs
last update
No Pension System.  
8/Jan/20
Conditions for Cathay Pacific Pilot Jobs
last update
Roster Fatiguing rosters. Outdated request system. Pilots have little control over their roster. Seniority doesn't mean much, very senior pilots are stuck on the 747 with very fatiguing rosters and no chance to get off the fleet due to lack of a fleet transfer system. LEAVE: 21 days for SOs. 42 days for FOs and Captains.
8/Jan/20
Leave 42 days
Staff travel Yes
Discounted holidays Yes
14/Feb/10

Cathay Pacific Pilot Jobs Situation

last update
Current Situation:  
Record number of pilots leaving in all ranks. You can practice aptitude and psychometric tests here. 8/Dec/19
 
Outlook:  
Airline will shrink in 2020. Due to Coronavirus close to 75% of all flights are being slashed.   4/Mar/20
Overall Hiring Situation (+ve/neutral/-ve):
Negative   4/Mar/20

Cathay Pacific Pilot Jobs Entry Requirements (including preferred pilot schools)
last update
Captain  
Lots of young captains now, command slowed down a lot to 12++ years, strictly seniority driven 19/Mar/18
   
FO  
Direct Entry F/O is available but join bottom of seniority. 27/Mar/17
   
SO  
3 entry tracks: - Transition Training Program: Requirements: ICAO ATPL, 1500 hrs total time, including 500 hours multi-engine time with a MTOW greater than 2000kg. Programme takes approximately 5 weeks. (Program is not available at the moment) - Advanced Entry ICAO CPL, more than 250 hrs TT in specified catagories. Programme takes approximately 32 weeks. (Program is not available at the moment) - Cadet Pilot Programme 55-week programme offers opportunities to Permanent Hong Kong ID card holders only. Training includes 160 hours of day and night flying in single and twin-engine light aircraft, as well as classroom learning and 40 hours of simulator training. (Only program available at the moment) 10/Nov/13
   
FE
   
Scholorship  
Scholarship no longer available.   22/Dec/11
Recruitment Process for Cathay Pacific Pilot Jobs
last update
Initial 1A Cut-e Test – monitoring ability – spatial orientation – complex control – applied numeracy – multi-tasking – reaction speed – work related behavior Initial 1B - -A 45 minute interview on personal and technical questions - A multiple choice technical questionnaire (60 mins) based on FAA PHAK - Chapters - 4,5,6,7,12 and Company Information. Practice aptitude and psychometric tests here.  15/May/17
Fleet
last update
Current:  
3x B747-400 4x B747-400F 6x B747-400ERF 1x B747-400BCF 13x B747-8F 5x B777-200 12x B777-300 53x B777-300ER 42x A330-300 5x A340-300 1x A350-900 6/Jun/16
 
Orders:  
21 x 777-9X. Deliveries to commence in 2021.   29/Apr/14
Cathay Pacific Pilot Jobs Recruitment Contact
last update
Preferred method of application:  
website 13/Aug/07
   
Name:  
 
Job Title:  
 
Address:    
Flight Crew Recruitment Section, Flight Operations Department, Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd., 6/F FTC, Cathay Pacific City, 10 Scenic Road, Lantau Island, Hong Kong 6/Jun/04
     
Tel: +852 2747 8247 18/Dec/06
Fax: +852 2350 6596 18/Dec/06
Email: flightcrew_recruitment@cathaypacific.com (To find out whether your email application has been read use VisualCV) 18/Dec/06
     
Website:  18/Dec/06
www.cathaypacific.com  
Pilot vacancies webpage:  
 
Online application form link:  
   
Bases For Cathay Pacific Pilot Jobs (including restrictions for recent pilot school graduates)
last update
Basically no bases anymore, no significant base slots available for years
(click to look-up airport codes)
4/Dec/17

 

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