Cape Air

Cape Air


Caribbean: SJU, MAZ, VQS, EIS, STT, STX

Midwest: STL, DEC, IRK, MWA, OWB

Montana: BIL

Latest News

Last December (2018), Cape Air acquired Shoreline Aviation (based in Connecticut). We are still in the process of joining the two operations. With the acquisition, we now have a seaplane operation.

- The average salary of Cape Air first year Captains is $79,782
- Typically 3 to 4 13-Hour days per week. Centralized basing in Montana (BIL)
- Bases are bid on by seniority, 85% of Captains receive their first choice bid, and 92% receive their top 3
- Junior bases are in the Midwest, BIL, and Caribbean
- Guaranteed 12 days off per 28 day period
- Up to $500 bonus per day for full time pilots flying on a day off.
- Up to $300 per day bonus for part time and on-call pilots.
- Mandatory crew breaks throughout the duty day

Hiring Information

Accepting Resumes


  No. of Pilots Source & Notes
June '20
Actual Hiring
Unknown Monthly Estimated Hiring
July '20
Projected Hiring
Unknown Monthly Estimated Hiring
August '20
Projected Hiring
Unknown Monthly Estimated Hiring


  Minimum Competitive Preferred
Total Time 500 1500  
Last 6 Months: 0
Multi Time: 15 0 100 0
Turboprop Time: 0 0 0 0
Jet Time: 0 0 0 0
Certificate Commercial ATP ATP
ATP Written No Yes Yes
Education No College Required 4-Year Degree 4-Year Degree
Age: 23  

Resume Submittal

See Qualifications for Cessna 402 Captain & First Officer, ATR 42 First Officer and Cessna 402 Freight PIC at:

Updated Mar 6, 2019

Recent Cape Air New Hires

Payscale & Earnings Calculator

Adv Earnings Calculator


Year 15$32/hr
Year 14$31/hr
Year 13$29/hr
Year 12$28/hr
Year 11$27/hr
Year 10$26/hr
Year 9$25/hr
Year 8$24/hr
Year 7$23/hr
Year 6$22/hr
Year 5$21/hr
Year 4$20/hr$14/hr
Year 3$20/hr$12/hr
Year 2$18/hr$11/hr
Year 1$17/hr$11/hr
Cessna 402-C
Cessna 402-C

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Pay Notes

Cessna 402-C
Cape Air offers a competitive pay scale for pilots, which is comparable to the industry. Detailed pay scale information is provided in the interview process. Please contact the pilot recruiter for more information. First year Captains in the 402 can earn on average a salary of $31K to $40K per year.

Advanced Earnings Calculator Total Career Earnings: $0

Career Earnings Considerations


Your airline pilot career and earnings will be influenced by your seniority. The sooner you begin flying for an airline, the higher your seniority will be, impacting your monthly schedule, vacation time, crew base location, and captain upgrade wait time.

Career Earnings Comparison

After starting as a junior First Officer you'll begin gaining seniority, which will determine when you upgrade to Captain. This increase in responsibility comes with a significant earnings increase. The sooner you start gaining seniority, the quicker you will realize this earnings increase. Take a look at how the training path you take can impact your seniority and total career earnings, based on the chart above:

Fast Track Airline Career Pilot Program »
  • 2 Years: zero experience to 1,500 hours
  • Total Career Earnings: $0
Local FBO
  • 4-5 Years: 1-2 years training, plus 3 years gaining experience
  • Total Career Earnings: $0
Collegiate Flight Training Program
  • 6 Years: 4 years college, plus 2 years gaining experience
  • Total Career Earnings: $0
Regional Airline
Upgrade Time: 3 years
Years at Airline: 10 years
Major Airline
Upgrade Time: 5 years
Years at Airline: 15 years
Current Age
Updated Mar 6, 2019

Domiciles, Fleet , & Contact

Current Fleet, Orders & Options

Cessna 402-C Current Fleet 85

Contact Information

ContactCameron Withrow
Phone 508-827-7883
Email[email protected]
Mailing AddressCape Air Pilot Recruitment
660 Barnstable Road
Hyannis, MA 02601
Updated Mar 6, 2019
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