On average, a copilot for Avianca Brazil earns $3,500 (U.S.) per month, while a captain earns $7,000 (U.S.). It is a respectable salary in Brazil. That being said, in my experience dining out on layovers, I have not been able to find many bargains. Living in São Paulo is not cheap. Apparently, Azul Airlines, one of Avianca’s competitors, pays half the above amount for copilots. Interestingly enough, Azul was founded by Brazilian-born David Neeleman, former CEO of JetBlue.