I remember we had a topic like this several months ago...there was a website that showed what the hourly salary was, and it was wayy high.....From what I've gathered about airline pay is this:
Pay is good, and benefits are nice after your hard work of moving up the ladder. However, you have to be extremely dedicated and love to do it, no matter how poor the pay/lifestyle may be the beginning . No shortcuts. Period.
Just a summarization that I made from all of the different posts/websites about pay I have seen!