Piedmont Pays Pilots the Most

Military aviation mechanics receive up to $28,736 in incentives when transitioning to Piedmont.

Piedmont’s Military Transition Program (MTP) provides veterans and soon-to-be separated aviation mechanics with a personalized transition plan and up to $28,736 in training, tools and bonuses. Qualified mechanics receive:

  • $5,000 in Airframe and Powerplant training
  • $1,500 housing stipend during A&P training
  • $1,500 in FAA testing and licensure
  • Snap-on tools and toolbox ($3,236 value)

Military mechanics with relevant experience are eligible for up to $17,500 in signing bonuses. Relevant experience includes Part 121 maintenance, Embraer 145 maintenance or Military Occupation Specialty (MOS, AFSC or NEC) in aviation maintenance. 

Qualified military applicants:

  • have been discharged, serving on reserve or in a Guard Unit or will be separating from active duty within the next six months.
  • have a MOS, AFSC or NEC in aviation maintenance.
  • have a valid driver's license
  • have an FAA 8610-2 form approved for airframe and powerplant.

Ready to learn more? Our specialists can guide you through the transition process. Please contact Kevin Dallaire at for more information.

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Non-military sign on and incentive bonuses

Highly skilled Piedmont Aircraft Maintenance Technicians (AMTs) keep us flying. From preventive maintenance to complicated repairs, our mechanics tackle every job with talent and precision. Your experience earns cash:

  • $2,500 for all new hires with zero to one year of relevant experience
  • $10,000 for 2 years of relevant experience
  • $12,500 for 3 years of relevant experience
  • $17,500 for 4 or more years of relevant experience
  • $5,000 for every mechanic you refer to Piedmont, once hired. (Conditions apply.)

Our mechanics also enjoy a generous benefits package that includes medical and dental, life and disability insurance, a 401k retirement plan with company match and family travel on American Airlines.

Relevant experience includes Part 121 maintenance, Embraer 145 (or similar) maintenance or MOS, AFSC or NEC in aviation maintenance.


  • 18 years old at the time of interview
  • Must possess FAA Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic Licenses
  • Applicants must successfully complete a driving record check, FBI fingerprint check, and a pre-employment drug screening
  • Applicants should have no DUIs in the past five years
  • Must possess excellent communication skills

Maintenance locations:

  • Albany, NY
  • Salisbury/Ocean City, Md.
  • Roanoke, Va.
  • Richmond, Va.
  • Harrisburg, Pa.
  • Philadelphia, Pa.
  • Charlotte, NC

Aircraft maintenance is the backbone of any airline. At Piedmont, we rely on 300 AMTs to keep our fleet safe and ready to fly. Join the team today.

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