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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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Calculate your pay

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
Bonuses
$50,000 500+ qualifying hours and a type rating for the Embraer 135/140/145*
$75,000 500-949 hours of qualifying Part 121, 135 or 91k time**
$100,000 950+ hours of qualifying Part 121, 135 or 91k time**
Cumulative Bonuses:

* Must accept a conditional job offer by January 31, 2024 and start training by February 29, 2024 to receive the type rating bonus.

** Must accept a conditional job offer by March 31, 2024 and start training by April 30, 2024 to receive the experience bonus.

Timeline
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?:

I am joining Piedmont as a:

Learn More

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: Direct Entry Captain Info Sessions

April 24 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Event: Direct Entry Captain Info Session – FLL

400 Corporate Drive
April 24 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Event: EAA AirVenture Oshkosh Air Show 2024

3000 Poberezny Road
July 22 - July 28
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