Compass Airlines

Compass Airlines

Headquartered in Minneapolis, Compass Airlines is a leading regional airline operating on behalf of American Airlines (as American Eagle) and Delta Air Lines (as Delta Connection). Serving ov​er 6 million customers annually, Compass averages over 200 departures per day to over 40 destinations.

Latest News

Compass pilots can flow directly to Denver-based Frontier Airlines after as little as two years of service with Compass. No additional interview required!

Eligibility Requirements:

• First Officers must complete a minimum of two years of active service with Compass. Active service starts after completion of IOE.
• Pilots who have upgraded to Captain must complete a minimum of one year of active service with Compass after upgrading.

Hiring Information

Accepting Resumes


  No. of Pilots Source & Notes
January '20
Actual Hiring
5 Monthly Estimated Hiring
February '20
Projected Hiring
5 Monthly Estimated Hiring
March '20
Projected Hiring
5 Monthly Estimated Hiring


  Minimum Competitive Preferred
Total Time 1500 2500  
Last 6 Months:
Multi Time: 25 500
Turboprop Time:
Jet Time:
Certificate Commercial ATP ATP
ATP Written
Education No College Required Some College 4-Year Degree
Age: 21  

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Updated Feb 3, 2020

Recent Compass Airlines New Hires

Payscale & Earnings Calculator

Tuition Reimbursement Offered
Adv Earnings Calculator


Year 18$122/hr
Year 17$116/hr
Year 16$114/hr
Year 15$111/hr
Year 14$108/hr
Year 13$106/hr
Year 12$103/hr
Year 11$100/hr
Year 10$97/hr
Year 9$96/hr$53/hr
Year 8$93/hr$52/hr
Year 7$90/hr$51/hr
Year 6$87/hr$50/hr
Year 5$85/hr$49/hr
Year 4$82/hr$48/hr
Year 3$80/hr$46/hr
Year 2$77/hr$43/hr
Year 1$75/hr$42/hr
Embraer 175
Embraer 175

Monthly Guarantee

Line: 75 hours
Reserve: 75 hours

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Pay Notes

Embraer 175
$1.70 Per Diem

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

Company Benefits

-$7,5000 new hire bonus -$10,000 referral bonus -Paid training -Medical, dental and life insurance -401(K) retirement plan -Long-term disability coverage -Performance-based bonuses -Paid vacation and holidays -Flight benefits -Discounts on cruises, car rentals, hotels and other hospitality services -Contractual Pay Raise of 1.25% each January 1st through 2022
Updated Feb 3, 2020

Domiciles, Fleet , & Contact

Current Fleet, Orders & Options

Embraer 175 Current Fleet 44
Flying 20 aircraft for American Airlines and 24 for Delta

Contact Information

ContactHannah Ross
Email[email protected]
Mailing AddressCompass Airlines
7500 Airline Drive - Suite 130
Minneapolis, MN 55450
Updated Jan 2, 2020
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