The title means nothing.
There are VP's at Air Canada that barely make $100' date='000 a year, while at the same time 95 of the top 100 paid people at Air Canada are pilots.
When I left 12 years ago I got a pay rise for what amounted to a new part-time job at another company. The middle management that you talk about is highly underpaid.
exac: I have great respect for you. I do have a problem with any VP at AC making less than 100K. Forgive my incredulity.
I took a look at AC annual report 2011 on executive compensation. VP are well paid !