I didn't ask them all, but a few offered up their reasons. Home more, can fix stuff around the home/yard most likely, stability of employment, less likely to have affairs, less ego, probably stronger if they want something done or need to be protected, are a few reasons. Maybe in your area pilots are all rich, and ditch diggers all poor. But around here I would guess that the ditch diggers are making more money as well. If you want to marry rich here, snag a plumber, electrician, home builder, drywaller, roofer, mechanic, that sort of guy.