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Direct Entry Captain

Direct Entry Captain
Take to the skies with PSA. Join our team as a Direct Entry Captain and earn up to $212,915 in first year compensation including bonuses.
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You Deserve the PSA Difference

The most lucrative and stable career path in commercial aviation

As a PSA pilot, you’ll be part of a growing, close-knit, passionate team flying exclusively for American Airlines. You’ll receive the industry's highest compensation, unparalleled advancement opportunities, and benefits few other regionals can match.

  • Industry leading Captain compensation with rates of $146-$210
  • 121 Longevity Match
  • A commitment to a five-year flow to American Airline
  • Crew bases in CLT, DAY, DCA, and PHL
  • Valuable commuter benefits
Direct Entry Captain Year One Wages

Earn up to $212,915 in first year compensation, including bonuses.

  • 121 Longevity Match
  • Captain Wages of $146-$210 per flight hour
  • Direct Entry Captain Experience Bonus with Qualifying FAR 121 Hours
  • Captain Bonus (As part of up to $150,000 in Pilot Retention Bonus)
  • Sign-on Bonus
  • CRJ-Type Rating Bonus
Pilot Retention Bonus Program
  • Pilot Retention Bonus Program, up to $150,000
  • Direct Entry Captain Bonus of $15,000
  • Sign-on Bonus, $15,000 with $10,000 after training completion and $5,000 at one-year anniversary.
  • CRJ-Type Rating Bonus, $7,500 for pilots with qualified CRJ-type rating.

The Guaranteed Path to American Airlines

You’ll be on a direct career path from PSA to American Airlines as soon as you are hired.

Industry Leading Direct Entry Captain Pay

1. 121 Longevity Match

As a Direct Entry Captain bring your longevity with you.

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2. Industry Leading Direct Entry Captain Pay

Join our team as a Direct Entry Captain and earn up to $212,915 in first year compensation including bonuses.

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3. Join American Airlines

A commitment to a five-year flow to the world's largest airline.

Check Your Qualifications for Direct Entry Captain

You've worked hard to become a Captain. See if you have the qualifications to apply.

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