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.”
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.