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
Total Career Earnings: $0
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.
INCREASED PAY: Our starting pay rate of $45.00 an hour is among the highest at all regional airlines. Year 2 for First officers increases to $50 an hour
SIGNING BONUS: New First Officers will earn up to $17,500 in signing bonuses
ADVANCED AIRCRAFT: Our fleet of nearly 190 planes is comprised of one type of aircraft—the ultra-modern Embraer 170/175
CAREER PATHWAY: Our Cadet program is the best way to transition from classroom to cockpit; interview for a job offer with us after earning an instrument or commercial rating. We’ll also pay for your final 100 flight hours through our Flight Time Initiative
LEADING PER DIEM: $2.05 domestic, $2.60 international; only regional to offer international per diem.
INVESTMENT IN YOUR FUTURE: Immediate 401(k) vesting and company match
ENHANCED QUALITY OF LIFE: No junior manning; guarantee of 12 days off/month for line and reserve; trip and duty rigs; 8 paid holidays
TRAVEL BENEFITS: Associates receive travel privileges on American, Delta and United as well as up to 50 other air carriers
REFERRAL BONUS: Associates receive up to $4,000 for each referred pilot who joins our crews
QUALITY HEALTHCARE COVERAGE: Industry-leading premiums for dental, vision and medical
COMPANY PAID: Uniforms, luggage, iPad EFBs, ATP-CTP and Known Crew Member are provided
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