Pilots: Just A Happy Group Of Guys And Gals
Despite airline bankruptcies, the withering of cushy retirement plans and having to suffer the indignities of long security lines to get to work, pilots are a happy lot, according to the Nov. 26 issue of Time. In an article about job satisfaction, the magazine reports that 49 percent of professional pilots say they're "very happy" with their jobs, ranking them near the top on the job satisfaction spectrum. A lower percentage of police officers, physicians, lawyers, teachers and engineers say they're happy with their jobs. Pay may have something to do with it. Time reports the median pilot income as $141,090.