I am beginning to see a trend in aviation here in Alaska. Pay is not keeping pace with inflation. I fly King Airs single pilot for an air taxi, and the company does not see anything wrong with paying me $42,000 a year, and making me pay for my own medical insurance. A single guy can do OK with this, but those of us supporting a family are struggling, in an area where single family homes start at $180,000. Help me put this into perspective here folks. Does this sound reasonable? I am currently looking at switching careers for a city job, since airline prospects do not look good any time soon. When I talk to management about getting better benefits, their attitude is like, "Well, uh, doesn't your wife have benefits?" It makes me want to strangle them. What other profession pays so little for so much training and experience?