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Piedmont Airlines Elevates Pilot Careers

Piedmont offers pilots the opportunity to earn more and advance faster than their peers. Earn what you deserve. Enjoy the best contract in the industry complete with low healthcare costs and American Airlines travel benefits.

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Min. 750 hours required to join as Captain

Your Compensation Package

Base Pay
Starting Pay Rate per hour
Year 1 Min. Pay (Min. guarantee, excluding bonuses)
Year 2 Min. Pay (Min. guarantee, excluding bonuses)
Average per diem per year for line holders $7,410
$15,000 New Hire Bonus
$7,500 E145 Type Rating Bonus
$10,000 Near Entry Captain
$15,000 Direct Entry Captain
$15,000 After 12 months of active service
$30,000 Captain upgrade bonus
$40,000 Captain upgrade + 1 year bonus
$40,000 Captain upgrade + 2 year bonus
$25,000 Flow to American Bonus
$100,000 Experience Bonus up front in your first paycheck
$75,000 Experience Bonus up front in your first paycheck
Cumulative Bonuses:
FO at American Airlines 4.5–6 years
Bid into Base of Choice PHL: 0 months
MDT: 0 months
CLT: 5 months

Your Experience

Total number of FLYING HOURS for any Part 121/Part 135 carrier:

Number of COMPLETED YEARS (cumulative) as a pilot for all former Part 121 carriers:

Do you have an Embraer 145 type rating?:

Do you plan to start class before 12/31/2022?:

I am joining Piedmont as a:

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Questions? We’d love to hear from you. Contact a recruiter to learn more about the process and get a personal guide to joining the Piedmont team. Or join us on Fridays for a live Q&A session with the Piedmont recruitment team to learn more about Piedmont Airlines and our current Direct Entry Captain openings.

Upcoming Events

Event: 2023 RTAG National Convention

1201 Houston St
October 7 @ 9:00 am - October 8 @ 5:00 pm

Event: Reading Aviation Festival and Career Fair

2385 Bernville Rd
October 21 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Event: Tampa Veterans Job Fair

333 S. Franklin Street
October 26 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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