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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, over 70 hrs receives extra payment/hr.
Major loss of salary... Almost 40 percent less money due to poor turkish lira . No company plans to compensate
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Guaranteed hours:
(if applicable)
Addtional notes:
Pension on own account.    
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Brief Payscale (please state whether before or after tax) (please ignore if the detailed payscale above is up to date)

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Capt top 8500€ 21/Dec/23
Capt base 4,000TL (400€) for first few months of lockdown (spring and summer of 2020). After that 50% decrese on all salaries. Down to 40,000 TL (4,000€) per month.
FO top Approx 59000tl for upto 70hours. Bonus paid quarterly. TL keeps depreciating to the USD. 23/Jul/22
FO base 180000TL (5.142Euro) 8/Jul/24
SO top

SO base
FE top 20000tl
FE base
Additional Duty Pay / Per Diems for Turkish Airlines Pilot Jobs
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Capt Until 70 hours no addition. After that 360 TL for each hour. (Increase this ~%20 for widebody) You get 130 TL for each hour of duty in Sundays and Public Holidays. But only up to 8 hours. So they plan maximum duty for that thay and pay only for 8 hours!
FO after 70. flight hours
Pension Details for Turkish Airlines Pilot Jobs
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Conditions for Turkish Airlines Pilot Jobs
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Roster For narrow body: Roster is issued on the 23rd of every month. But changes OFTEN occure. According to the rules you must be informed 24 hours in advance. But crew planning dep. sometimes manages it for layovers so that you notice the change when you start your duty. It is not rare when you fly 4 or 5 consecutive nights, and sometimes 4 legs in a night! B737 fleet has 17 layovers almost every month. Contrary to that the A320 fleet has 6-8. Off days in a month is 8 days total. You get only 2 consecutive days off three times in a month and two times one day off. But be ready to finish your duty very close to your off day. Because off days are starting officially at 00:01 local. It is possible to finish your duty at 23:30 local time before your off day! And this is not rare as well. For expats they may schedule r days off when possible. LEAVE: First year NO leave! Next yaer you start with 14 days per year. 7 days in winter, and 7 days in summer. But April, May and October is considered as SUMMER! So guess when your summer vacation will take place! After 5 years of recruitment you get 26 days.
Leave You can leave the airline after 15 years, when you come from Turkish Flight Academy in Ankara
Staff travel Business class upgrade for both pilots.Captain has priority.
Discounted holidays

Turkish Airlines Pilot Jobs Situation

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Current Situation:  
The B737 pilot community is extremely tired.
Hiring. Foreign licenses such as EASA FAA are not accepted anymore even for Blue card holder. Conversion accepted only after 1500h >5,7tons or PPL Check and whole CPL Training must be completed in Türkiye  
Overall Hiring Situation (+ve/neutral/-ve):
Positive   8/Apr/23
Turkish Airlines Pilot Jobs Entry Requirements (including preferred pilot schools)
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See website for details, changes on short notice according to need. 15/Sep/14
No more TR needed. See website for more details as requirements can change according to need 15/Sep/14
Foreigners start as FO only 15/Sep/14
Recruitment Process for Turkish Airlines Pilot Jobs
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If you want to apply for Turkish Flight Academy you must have an Turkish Citizenship. If you do then you will need university bachelor degree. Minimum requirements for applying are; minimum TOEFL score 60 (with speaking 18) or IELTS score 6 (with speaking 6). After applying company will invite you for additional elemination processes like weight&height measurement, DLR 1&2 Test, Group Interview and medical test. Practice aptitude and psychometric tests here.  3/Jun/19
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A350-900 x 5, B777-300 ER x 33, A330-300 x 40, B787-9 Dreamliner x 15, A330-200 x 14, A321-200 x 66, B737-800 x 95, A321NEO x 29, B737-900 ER x 15, B737 MAX 9 x 3, A320-200 x 12, B737 MAX 8 x 13, A319-100 x 6, B747-400F x 4, B777F x 8, A330-200F x 10, A310-300F x 3, A300-600F x 1 11/Jul/21
MoU converted into order for 30x A350-900 and 30x B787-900   13/Mar/18
Turkish Airlines Pilot Jobs Recruitment Contact
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Preferred method of application:  
Job Title:  
Email: (To find out whether your email application has been read use VisualCV)
Website:  15/Sep/14
Pilot vacancies webpage:  
Online application form link:  11/Feb/09
Bases For Turkish Airlines Pilot Jobs (including restrictions for recent pilot school graduates)
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IST (Istanbul). There is no such thing as a base outside of Istanbul. However you can commute on your own expenses from different major destinations like ESB,ADB,AYT etc. etc. but you have to be in Istanbul 12 hours before duty start
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