Two of American Airlines’ regional airlines are increasing pay and bonuses for their pilots in an effort to step up recruitment as the industry grapples with a looming pilot shortage.
Irving-based Envoy Air and Dayton, Ohio-based PSA Airlines, both wholly owned subsidiaries of American Airlines Group, announced Wednesday they’re raising starting pay for new hires by as much as 50 percent, as well as expanding a bonus program worth as much as $35,000 put in place earlier this year.
Envoy Air, a subsidiary of American Airlines Group, will be nearly doubling the starting pay for new pilot hires! At about $38 per hour, a First Year Pilot can now make $58,000 or more, a dramatic increase to help bring in the next wave of Airline Pilots. Adding to the new incentive program is a First Officer Retention Bonus of $20,000 and a $5,000 bonus per pilot you refer.
New Hire Starting Pay Up 47% – Retention Bonuses Extended to All Pilots
Ric Wilson, the VP of Flight Operations summarized “Envoy’s new industry-leading starting pay – along with our up to $20,000 signing bonus, $20,000 First Officer retention bonus and guaranteed flow-through to American Airlines, without any further interview – means our pilots will be among the most highly compensated in the industry now and throughout their flying career.”
In addition to pay and bonuses, Envoy offers an unmatched total compensation package, including:
- American Airlines Group Profit Sharing
- 401(k) Plan with company match
- Free personal travel on American’s global network
- Life, health and disability benefits
- Preferred crew bases in Dallas/Fort Worth and Chicago, with paid hotels for training and commuting
- Generous commuter policy
- Company paid iPads, Global Entry/TSA Pre-Check
- Free membership into the Known Crewmember (KCM) program to speed you through security
- A direct career path to a flying career with American Airlines without any additional interview required