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Experienced First Officer

Experienced First Officer
Take to the skies with PSA. Join our team as an Experienced First Officer and earn up to $142,290 in first year compensation including bonuses.
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The PSA Way

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.

  • 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
  • Commitment to a five-year flow to American Airlines
  • Crew bases in CLT, DAY, DCA, and PHL
  • Generous commuter benefits
Pilot Pay Scale

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

Pilot Wage Calcuator

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

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Direct Entry Captain Year One Wages

Do you have more than 600 FAR-121 hours? You can qualify as an Experienced First Officer.

  • Earn up to $142,290 in first-year compensation
  • First Officer pay ranging from $90 - $108 per hour
  • Captain pay ($146 - $210 per hour) at 750 hours
  • 121 Longevity Match that rewards your for your experience. Pilots with previous 121 experience can count their years of service towards pay, vacation and retirement benefits at PSA
  • Up to $182,500 in bonuses
    • $7,500 CRJ-Type Rating Bonus (paid in your first year)
    • $15,000 Sign-on Bonus
    • 10,000 High Experience (paid in your first year)
    • $150,000 Pilot Retention Bonus paid through your time at PSA

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 Pay

1. Transformative Industry Pay

Experienced First Officers receive transformative, industry-leading compensation.


2. Superior Quality of Life Benefits

121 Longevity match, generous commuter benefits, and opportunities for growth and advancement in the Chief Pilot's Office and Training Department.

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3. Unrivaled Career Trajectory

A commitment to flow to American Airlines within five years, or receive top-of-scale pay.


Still have Questions?

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 Experienced First Officer

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

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