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Shiro
December 2nd, 2007, 01:37 AM
So Rodney bought his sister a new car, just like that, which made me think about how much the crew of Atlantis get paid.

Certainly enough to drop money on a car like that, but do you think that it's a case of them getting paid a lot, or just having no where to spend it?

Also, I'd imagine that Rodney probably gets paid more than Sheppard, as he's not specifically military personnel. He'd have to be employed on a contract to the military, which might be quite lucrative.

Also, what about Teyla and Ronon? Do you think they get paid?

jenks
December 2nd, 2007, 01:40 AM
So Rodney bought his sister a new car, just like that, which made me think about how much the crew of Atlantis get paid.

Certainly enough to drop money on a car like that, but do you think that it's a case of them getting paid a lot, or just having no where to spend it?

Also, I'd imagine that Rodney probably gets paid more than Sheppard, as he's not specifically military personnel. He'd have to be employed on a contract to the military, which might be quite lucrative.

Also, what about Teyla and Ronon? Do you think they get paid?

Probably a bit of both.

rosey_angel
December 2nd, 2007, 02:28 AM
^ i agree. there's nowhere to spend money in atlantis. i'd think they'd all be smart enough to set up their own bater system, but it's prolly all going to a (high interest) bank account on earth, or to their families left behind

L├║mendil
December 2nd, 2007, 03:09 AM
Also, what about Teyla and Ronon? Do you think they get paid?

It wouldn't make any sense really for them to get paid in dollars. It's not like they spend a lot of time on earth, or are ever likely to. They probably get compensated in some way though.

Shiro
December 2nd, 2007, 03:15 AM
It wouldn't make any sense really for them to get paid in dollars. It's not like they spend a lot of time on earth, or are ever likely to. They probably get compensated in some way though.
Room and board, tbh.

wise one
December 2nd, 2007, 05:39 AM
well him and radek was willing to spend their months wage on something i cant remember

but from that ep it looks like he makes frequent visits to earth so he must have alod of cash

Shiro
December 2nd, 2007, 06:01 AM
If I was loaded, then I'd probably have stayed in a better hotel, than that seedy looking motel. Am I right?

The_Carpenter
December 2nd, 2007, 06:19 AM
If I was loaded, then I'd probably have stayed in a better hotel, than that seedy looking motel. Am I right?

Its probably procedure to stay in places like that so as to stay inconspicuous, whenever we've seen SG1 doing these kind of investigations they always seemed to stay in some dump lol.

Shiro
December 2nd, 2007, 06:48 AM
Its probably procedure to stay in places like that so as to stay inconspicuous, whenever we've seen SG1 doing these kind of investigations they always seemed to stay in some dump lol.
It's probably time that they spoke to their union about that. :p

2ndgenerationalteran
December 2nd, 2007, 11:37 AM
on earth all members probably would make a 6 didgit salary, so its probably been matched. Hes been there for 3 years, didnt have to pay for mortage or any of that, his money just accumulated (except for what he gambled away in pegasus).

Avenger
December 2nd, 2007, 05:26 PM
Senior scientists with the US Government can make upwards of $150,000 a year or more.

http://www.opm.gov/oca/08tables/html/slst.asp

Sheppard, as a Lieutenant Colonel in the USAF with 16 to 18 years experience would make $6776.40 to $6968.10 per month ($81319.80 to $83617.20 per year) before any bonuses for hazardous duty or whatever else he would get for being stationed on Atlantis. His base pay also wouldn't include any housing allotments.

http://www.dfas.mil/militarypay/2006militarypaytables/2007MilitaryPayCharts-1.pdf

MIZA
December 2nd, 2007, 06:18 PM
So Rodney bought his sister a new car, just like that, which made me think about how much the crew of Atlantis get paid.

Certainly enough to drop money on a car like that, but do you think that it's a case of them getting paid a lot, or just having no where to spend it?

Also, I'd imagine that Rodney probably gets paid more than Sheppard, as he's not specifically military personnel. He'd have to be employed on a contract to the military, which might be quite lucrative.

Also, what about Teyla and Ronon? Do you think they get paid?

you should visit my thread in the season four area

P2J
December 2nd, 2007, 06:20 PM
So Rodney bought his sister a new car, just like that, which made me think about how much the crew of Atlantis get paid.

Certainly enough to drop money on a car like that, but do you think that it's a case of them getting paid a lot, or just having no where to spend it?

Also, I'd imagine that Rodney probably gets paid more than Sheppard, as he's not specifically military personnel. He'd have to be employed on a contract to the military, which might be quite lucrative.

Also, what about Teyla and Ronon? Do you think they get paid?

if i was in a galaxy with life sucking aliens and toasters ...i would i get paid alot

Shiro
December 3rd, 2007, 01:13 AM
Senior scientists with the US Government can make upwards of $150,000 a year or more.

http://www.opm.gov/oca/08tables/html/slst.asp

Sheppard, as a Lieutenant Colonel in the USAF with 16 to 18 years experience would make $6776.40 to $6968.10 per month ($81319.80 to $83617.20 per year) before any bonuses for hazardous duty or whatever else he would get for being stationed on Atlantis. His base pay also wouldn't include any housing allotments.

http://www.dfas.mil/militarypay/2006militarypaytables/2007MilitaryPayCharts-1.pdf
One of the most helpful posts I've ever seen. Nice work.

And I'll check it out MIZA. :)

scholar
December 3rd, 2007, 03:21 AM
Certainly enough to drop money on a car like that, but do you think that it's a case of them getting paid a lot, or just having no where to spend it?

I think it is really a case of both. Spending so much time on Atlantis obviously reduces expenses. Plus, I would think a military scientist would command a pretty high salary. Particularly one of the top specialists.

Ranlier
December 3rd, 2007, 05:44 AM
McKay was also introduced in Season Six as "the world's foremost expert on the Stargate", to which O'Neill never got an answer on his "Except Carter, right?"

I think its safe to say they'd pay their leading expert well into six figures, and the likihood of him taking a pay cut in the last seven years is very,very low.

I'd put Rodney McKay into the $200k+ range, Zalenka $150k+, $Sheppard $80K+ and Carter/Caldwell/Ellis all $100k.

All units in dollars, please halve for euros.

Avenger
December 3rd, 2007, 11:51 AM
Carter is an O6 (full colonel). With 16 to 18 years in the military, she'd be earning $89076 to $93625.20 in base pay.

Redhooks
December 3rd, 2007, 12:41 PM
I wonder if TPTB got money for mentioning the Toyota Prius by name and not just a generic "hybrid" vehicle?

Shiro
December 3rd, 2007, 12:42 PM
I wonder if TPTB got money for mentioning the Toyota Prius by name and not just a generic "hybrid" vehicle?
Oh probably.

It's like how Hiro demanded a Nissan Versa in season 1 of Heroes.

Nissan Versa! Nissan Versa!

Redhooks
December 3rd, 2007, 12:55 PM
Oh probably.

It's like how Hiro demanded a Nissan Versa in season 1 of Heroes.

Nissan Versa! Nissan Versa!
Talk about product placement. :D

garhkal
December 3rd, 2007, 02:40 PM
Carter is an O6 (full colonel). With 16 to 18 years in the military, she'd be earning $89076 to $93625.20 in base pay.

Add to that i think they are in what would be considered a tax free area, hazard duty pay, iminent danger pay and combat pay.. I also think they should have their own special duty assignment pay, like doctors, seals, divers and such get.

Avenger
December 3rd, 2007, 05:02 PM
Yep. There are bound to close $1000 a month in those bonuses as well.

Shiro
December 4th, 2007, 03:45 AM
Yep. There are bound to close $1000 a month in those bonuses as well.
Do you reckon they have a home back on Earth for when they're there?

They'll have to shell out for a mortgage if that's the case. That's a chunk of your pay packet right there.

garhkal
December 4th, 2007, 02:32 PM
I have a good sized 3 bed/3bath house, which i pay 1284.64 a month morgage (inc interest and insurance). My Base pay as a 15 yr E6 gets me 3880 or so. Add in BAH, BAS, and then when i go into the field (feb) i will also be adding in tax free, hazard duty and combat pay.. So that morgage, which was taking 1/3 or so of my paycheck is now only taking maybe 1/5th..

Avenger
December 5th, 2007, 12:59 PM
Do you reckon they have a home back on Earth for when they're there?

They'll have to shell out for a mortgage if that's the case. That's a chunk of your pay packet right there.

O'Neill had his house and cabin. I believe Carter had a house as well, though there's no telling of she rented it or owned it. Just about everyone else mentions living in an apartment. People in the military can get off base housing stipend each month to help off set the cost of rent.

pilgrim soul
December 6th, 2007, 09:41 AM
^Yeah but SG1 were living on Earth full time, it was either have their own place off base or live at the SGC which isn't exactly homely and you can't exactly invite some one back to your place.

The Atlantis expedition only visit Earth sporadically, although it is entirely possible that they would keep a house or apartment back on Earth, they would hardly ever get to use it. It would make far more sense for them to stay at the SGC or at a hotel/with family during their brief trips to Earth.

doylefan22
December 6th, 2007, 03:35 PM
We have seen Weir, Sheppard and McKay in places back on Earth (obviously in the Colorado Springs area too). What with all the stuff they had there (especially Elizabeth and Rodney) I would suggest the property is permanently theirs. Whether they own it or it is accommodation supplied by the military is unknown but I would guess the former considering that all the places were quite different.

I did wonder if perhaps once they were more settled on Atlantis they might have sold their houses on Earth but Elizabeth had hers when they went back in season three so maybe not...

Iguana775
December 6th, 2007, 04:04 PM
he cant exactly go to the local Best Buy and get a new HDTV in the Peg. galaxy

IcyNeko
December 6th, 2007, 08:15 PM
It's not like McKay has a whole lot of time to spend his money either. He's a genius, so I'm sure he's got the money invested in high-interest accounts. But even if he doesn't, with as many times as Atlantis has been in danger, or lost gate connectivity, he's probably not spending much time offworld in MW.

Also, most guys spend money on girlfriends when they're dating. He gets his food for free from atlantis.. and whatever he gets her comes from the Pegasus Galaxy's away trips... sooooo money not spent. he's got the cash floating around.

Also: Hybrid cars are $20,000 - $30,000. I have a 2003 Prius, which we got for $19000.

pilgrim soul
December 7th, 2007, 01:44 AM
We have seen Weir, Sheppard and McKay in places back on Earth (obviously in the Colorado Springs area too). What with all the stuff they had there (especially Elizabeth and Rodney) I would suggest the property is permanently theirs. Whether they own it or it is accommodation supplied by the military is unknown but I would guess the former considering that all the places were quite different.

I did wonder if perhaps once they were more settled on Atlantis they might have sold their houses on Earth but Elizabeth had hers when they went back in season three so maybe not...

Yes Elizabeth had an apartment in The Return, she had to live somewhere but as far as I recall we have only seen Rodney's house in Rising and in Home and remember none of what happened in Home was real. During The Return McKay was working at Area 51, so presumably if he did have a house then, which would be likely, it was in Nevada.

As for Sheppard have we ever seen where he lived on Earth? Not that I recall, the apartment in Home was a fantasy bachelor pad that he created not somewhere he'd ever actually lived and we never saw his home in Rising or The Return.

Please correct me if I'm wrong.

cjp240573
December 7th, 2007, 03:37 AM
I'd put Rodney McKay into the $200k+ range, Zalenka $150k+, $Sheppard $80K+ and Carter/Caldwell/Ellis all $100k.

How many times has Carter been the brains behind saving the world??? I would wanna be paid more than $100k for that purpose alone.

CJ

from_orion
December 7th, 2007, 12:07 PM
Atlantis should have some good per diem, even if they have room and board.

pbellosom
December 10th, 2007, 09:19 AM
and remember none of what happened in Home was real.

But McKay would have realised that something was up if his apartment was different. That was after all how Sheppard worked it out.

captain jake
December 10th, 2007, 01:16 PM
How many times has Carter been the brains behind saving the world??? I would wanna be paid more than $100k for that purpose alone.

CJ

I agree, but what would they ever use all that money for? I mean they are busy saving the world not bidding for time shares...

IlluZen
December 11th, 2007, 12:22 PM
So Rodney bought his sister a new car, just like that, which made me think about how much the crew of Atlantis get paid.

Certainly enough to drop money on a car like that, but do you think that it's a case of them getting paid a lot, or just having no where to spend it?

Also, I'd imagine that Rodney probably gets paid more than Sheppard, as he's not specifically military personnel. He'd have to be employed on a contract to the military, which might be quite lucrative.

Also, what about Teyla and Ronon? Do you think they get paid?

Actually, in McKay and Mrs. Miller, Jeannie asks Rodney if he works for the US government and he replies that no, he works for a multinational oversight advisory (probably the IOA). :mckayanime18:

chestnu1
December 12th, 2007, 09:58 AM
I don't mind the prius product placment it seems like a good car I even want one. It seems that the stargate universe also has to deal with overpriced gas as well.

Redhooks
December 12th, 2007, 05:52 PM
I don't mind the prius product placment it seems like a good car I even want one. It seems that the stargate universe also has to deal with overpriced gas as well.
It is not the only hybrid vehicle out there, but it is the one that is most visible. I hope Toyota paid for the product placement, because I would hate to think that the "Left Coast" applies to Vancouver as well as LA. There are some well made American vehicles that are Hybrids too and some people in Hollywood are just starting to acknowledge this fact, but Vancouver seems to be behind the times. :S