The Fastest Path to American

Flying for Piedmont Airlines is the clear choice for career advancement and achievement. With a guaranteed job at American Airlines waiting, no regional airline gets pilots to a major airline faster. In about five years, Piedmont pilots make the jump to the world’s largest airline, all while taking home the industry-leading pay rate for first officers.

First-officer Compensation

• $60,000 first year pay for first officers with all signing bonuses
• $38.80 per hour for 1,000 hours
• $16,200 signing bonus
• $5,000 signing bonus for current Part 121 experience

Travel for Free

• You enjoy American Airlines industry-best, no-cost travel within a few weeks of hire
• Immediate family members also fly free
• See the world with your parents, spouse, domestic partner or registered guest, children or stepchildren

Insurance and Retirement

• Low-cost health insurance covers doctor visits, hospitalization, prescriptions and vision
• Dental coverage includes no-cost preventative care
• Family coverage is less than $250 a month
• Life and disability insurance provided at no cost to you
• 401(k) plan through Fidelity, with a company match

Captain Upgrade

• Upgrade in 12-15 months, sooner with Part 121 experience
• After 2,500 total hours and 1,000 Part 121 hours, bid for captain
• Pay increases to $53-$63 after upgrade
• Growing fleet and fastest flow gives more opportunities for captaincies

Time Off

• Guaranteed a minimum of 11 days off per month
• 42 hours paid sick leave per year
• 5 paid vacation days in your first year
• 10 paid vacation days in your second year

Additional Benefits

• Commuters receive four hotel rooms per month in field city domiciles; two per month in our hub base
• Training at the American Airlines Training Center in CLT
• 100 percent trip cancellation and dead head pay
• 300 percent premium pay available for flying on scheduled days off
• Bid on crew base assignments based on vacancies and seniority