I am an ATP holding military FW pilot who is in the process of retiring and looking at all of my opportunities, both flying and non flying, post military. What you are saying sounds all warm and fuzzy, but its not reality.
That is wonderful for you. Congrats. You don't need to listen to my warm and fuzzy reality. Just do some research on the facts. That website link I posted isn't some pilot mill recruiting tool, it is a snapshot of airline pilot's compensation based on information found in each union contract.