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Envoy Offering Industry Leading Pay For Envoy Pilots

New Hire Starting Pay Up 47% - Retention Bonuses Extended to All Pilots

Envoy Air, a subsidiary of American Airlines Group, will be nearly doubling the starting pay for new pilot hires! At about $38 per hour, a First Year Pilot can now make $58,000 or more, a dramatic increase to help bring in the next wave of Airline Pilots. Adding to the new incentive program is a First Officer Retention Bonus of $20,000.

Ric Wilson, the VP of Flight Operations summarized “Envoy’s new industry-leading starting pay – along with our up to $20,000 signing bonus, $20,000 First Officer retention bonus and guaranteed flow-through to American Airlines, without any further interview – means our pilots will be among the most highly compensated in the industry now and throughout their flying career.”


In addition to pay and bonuses, Envoy offers an unmatched total compensation package, including:

  • American Airlines Group Profit Sharing
  • 401(k) Plan with company match
  • Free personal travel on American’s global network
  • Life, health and disability benefits
  • Preferred crew bases in Dallas/Fort Worth and Chicago, with paid hotels for training and commuting
  • Generous commuter policy
  • Company paid iPads, Global Entry/TSA Pre-Check
  • Free membership into the Known Crewmember (KCM) program to speed you through security
  • A direct career path to a flying career with American Airlines without any additional interview required

As a partnered flight school of Envoy Air/American Airlines Group, Coast Flight Training is excited to see the industry beginning to improve incentives for new pilots to start their airline career. Between now and 2035, Boeing estimates a supply need of over 617,000 Commercial Airline Pilots. Airlines will take delivery of tens of thousands of new commercial jetliners and global economies will continue to expand their aviation industries. In order to meet this demand, Airlines will need to continue this trend of increasing compensation packages for pilots.