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Direct Entry Captain

Direct Entry Captain
Take to the skies with PSA. Qualified Pilots with over 1,000 FAR-121 hours can earn up to $212,915 in first year compensation plus bonuses.
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The PSA Way

The most lucrative and stable career path in commercial aviation

Your path to the world's largest airline begins at PSA Airlines. You’ll be on a direct career path from PSA to American Airlines as soon as you are hired.

  • 121 Longevity Match that rewards you for your experience. Pilots with previous 121 experience can count their years of service towards pay, vacation and retirements benefits at PSA
  • Commitment to a five-year flow to American Airlines
  • Crew bases in CLT, DAY, DCA, and PHL
  • Generous commuter benefits

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. Transformative Industry Pay

Captains receive transformative, industry-leading compensation.

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2. Line Check Airman Opportunities

Develop the next generation of Pilots as a Line Check Airman, with rates at $425 per hour (200% pay credit).

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3. Unrivaled Career Trajectory

Commitment to flow to American Airlines within five years, or receive top-of-scale wages.

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Pilot Pay Scale

Industry-leading wages and bonuses. Check out our Pilot Pay Scale based on years of service to see what your hourly wage would be.

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Pilot Wage Calculator

Transformative Industry Pay. Use our wage calculator tool to find out what your total compensation would be as a Pilot at PSA.

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Direct Entry Captain

Do you have 1,000 FAR-121 Hours? You can qualify as a Direct Entry Captain

  • Earn up to $212,915 in first year compensation, including bonuses
  • 121 Longevity Match that rewards you for your experience. Pilots with previous 121 experience can count their years of service towards pay, vacation and retirement benefits at PSA
  • Captain Wages of $146-$210 per hour
  • Up to $187,500 in bonuses
    • $15,000 Direct Entry Captain Bonus (paid in your first year)
    • $7,500 CRJ-Type Rating Bonus (paid in your first year)
    • $15,000 Sign-on Bonus
    • $150,000 Pilot Retention Bonus paid through your time at PSA
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Ask a Pilot

Get your questions answered by our pilot recruiting team. Send us an email, talk to a recruiter at 937-476-1418 or text: Text PSAPilots to 97211.

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Attend a Recruiting Event

Attend a recruiting event and have the opportunity to talk with our recruiters, learn about our culture and apply to join our team!

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Check Your Qualifications for a Direct Entry Captain

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

Meet all of the qualifications?

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