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 over 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).
Adding six used E175s under a multi-year flying contract with Delta Air Lines beginning early 2020; Delta to provide the aircraft.
SkyWest to operate 25 Embraer E175 aircraft for United Airlines under a multi-year contract. These aircraft are scheduled to be placed into service the second quarter of 2020 through the first quarter of 2021. The aircraft are financed by United.
SkyWest to own and operate 20 E175’s for American with the first 10 aircraft arriving in 2020 and the last 10 by the end of 2021.
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:
4-5 Years: 1-2 years training, plus 3 years gaining experience
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Collegiate Flight Training Program
6 Years: 4 years college, plus 2 years gaining experience
Total Career Earnings: $0
Upgrade Time: 3 years
Years at Airline: 10 years
Upgrade Time: 5 years
Years at Airline: 15 years
Enter an age between 18 and 65 years.
Pilot Profit Share Payout Program for all pilots, paid biannually. 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
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