What is fair pay for a CFI by a flight school? For example, a flight school says they're charging $60 an hour for an instructor's time and $130 for an airplane, but turns around and pays an instructor $40 an hour for flight time. 1. Is this deceiving the customer since they think they're paying the instructor $60 an hour? 2. Flight schools have overhead and all, but is it fair for them to take a cut of ground time? For example, charge students $60 for 1 on 1 ground training but then pay the instructor $40/hour for ground instruction they log with said student. 3. Now the flip side. Would it be ok for an instructor to meet with a flight student on their own free time, and get paid $60 an hour, or would this be stealing from/defrauding one's employer? Just curious as to what folks' opinions are as far as moral/legal obligations, what employers vs employees are entitled to, and what's really fair. I'm sure some will say it's whatever you can get away with without your employer finding out, or it's whatever the employer says and if you don't like it then you have the freedom to go work somewhere else. But if there are other aspects or factors to consider I'd like to hear them. Thanks.