Five years ago you couldn't find a PHI mechanic who didn't sing the praises of their best of the best employer. PHI paid the best and, as a result, attracted the best. Mechanics were promised industry leading pay, a cost of living increase every year, a pay grade step increase every year, as well as location pay for high cost of living locations.
Fast forward to two years ago. These same mechanics were suddenly told by upper PHI Air Medical management that they were all overpaid...by as much as a third of their base salary. "The market has changed" they were told. Step raises, cost of living raises, and location stipends vaporized. Not seeing another pay raise..EVER...is the reality of many, many mechanics with PHI Air Medical.