SkyWest Airlines

SkyWest Airlines

SkyWest Airlines pilots have more opportunity, exposure and access than any other regional pilots, allowing them to truly Take Control of Their Pilot Careers. With 20 domiciles, a fleet of nearly 500 aircraft and growing, and flying agreements with four mainline partners – United, Delta, American and Alaska – SkyWest offers the best quality of life for pilots. In addition to excellent pay, industry-leading profit sharing bonuses and 401(k) match, SkyWest pilots can upgrade in as little as three months (based on FAR Part 121-436 requirements).

Latest News

SkyWest Airlines and ATP Flight School are pleased to announce a new Tuition Reimbursement Program agreement, helping aspiring pilots solidify their career pathway to SkyWest Airlines. Together, SkyWest and ATP are providing a pathway for students to take control of their aviation careers. As part of this agreement, SkyWest will participate in ATP Flight Schools Tuition Reimbursement Program, and ATP is participating in SkyWest's Pilot Pathway Program.

Adding six used E175s under a multi-year flying contract with Delta Air Lines beginning early 2020; Delta to provide the aircraft.

SkyWest to purchase and operate seven new E175s under its Delta agreement instead of seven previously announced CRJ900s to be financed by Delta

Hiring Information

Accepting Resumes


  No. of Pilots Source & Notes
September '19
Actual Hiring
50 Monthly Estimated Hiring
October '19
Projected Hiring
50 Monthly Estimated Hiring
November '19
Projected Hiring
50 Monthly Estimated Hiring


  Minimum Competitive Preferred
Total Time 1500 1500  
Last 6 Months: 0 200
Multi Time: 25 0 100 0
Turboprop Time: 0 0 100 0
Jet Time: 0 0 20 0
Certificate Commercial ATP ATP
ATP Written No Yes Yes
Education No College Required 2-Year Degree 4-Year Degree
Age: 21  

Resume Submittal

SkyWest jobs page:

Updated Oct 4, 2019

Recent SkyWest Airlines New Hires

Payscale & Earnings Calculator

Tuition Reimbursement Offered
Adv Earnings Calculator


Year 20$125/hr$123/hr$122/hr$116/hr
Year 19$124/hr$122/hr$121/hr$115/hr
Year 18$122/hr$121/hr$120/hr$114/hr
Year 17$121/hr$120/hr$119/hr$113/hr
Year 16$120/hr$119/hr$118/hr$112/hr
Year 15$118/hr$116/hr$116/hr$110/hr
Year 14$115/hr$113/hr$113/hr$107/hr
Year 13$111/hr$110/hr$110/hr$103/hr
Year 12$109/hr$107/hr$107/hr$101/hr
Year 11$105/hr$103/hr$103/hr$97/hr
Year 10$102/hr$101/hr$100/hr$95/hr
Year 9$99/hr$97/hr$97/hr$92/hr
Year 8$96/hr$94/hr$94/hr$89/hr$60/hr
Year 7$93/hr$92/hr$92/hr$87/hr$59/hr
Year 6$90/hr$89/hr$89/hr$84/hr$58/hr
Year 5$88/hr$87/hr$86/hr$82/hr$57/hr
Year 4$85/hr$84/hr$84/hr$79/hr$56/hr
Year 3$83/hr$82/hr$82/hr$77/hr$55/hr
Year 2$81/hr$80/hr$80/hr$75/hr$50/hr
Year 1$79/hr$78/hr$78/hr$73/hr$45/hr
CRJ 900
Embraer 175
CRJ 900,
Embraer 175,

Monthly Guarantee

Line: 75 hours
Reserve: 76 hours

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Pay Notes

CRJ 900
Per Diem : $1.70/hr
Per Diem : $1.70/hr
Per Diem : $1.70/hr

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

Pilot Profit Share Payout Program for all pilots, paid bi-annually. Additional Operational Performance Bonuses for pilots after 1 year at SkyWest and Financial Performance Bonuses for pilots after 2 years at SkyWest, paid quarterly. On CRJ fleet, all soft time (vacation, sick, deadhead, min day credit, training, etc) are paid at CBR (CRJ Base Rate, aka. CRJ 200). 130% pay for awarded credit over 87 hours Minimum daily guarantee at 4:12 hours. Duty Time Guarantee: at least one hour of pay for every two hours of Duty Time actually worked in a duty period. Monthly minimum guarantee: 76 hours 1-2% raise each year from 2020-2022
Updated May 31, 2019

Domiciles, Fleet , & Contact

Current Fleet, Orders & Options

CRJ 900 Current Fleet 42
CRJ-200 Current Fleet 194
CRJ-700 Current Fleet 99
Embraer 175 Current Fleet 149

Contact Information

ContactJamie Sorensen
Phone 435-634-3000
Email[email protected]
Mailing Address444 S. River Rd.
St. George, UT 84790
Updated Aug 1, 2019
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