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Air Wisconsin

Appleton, WI

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QUICKTAKE
  • Up to $57,000 in sign-on and retention bonuses 
  • Flying agreement with United Airlines requires significant growth in Air Wisconsin’s pilot workforce; 450-500 pilots needed over the next 2 years! 
  • CA upgrade time after 1 year of service (most recent junior upgrade just under 13 months)
  • All pilots have the opportunity for a  defined path to United through the Career Pathway Program 
  • Become an Airman Trainee! Learn more about Air Wisconsin while continuing to build hours toward your ATP minimums. www.airwis.com/airman_trainee.html 
  • Earn between $291,000 and $340,000 with benefits in your first three years of employment when you upgrade in 13 months.
  • $36.06/hour first year First Officer pay 
  • 401(k) match up to 8% dependent on employee contribution regardless of Years of Service (including First Officers), which is the highest among regionals 
  • Most generous health insurance benefits in the industry combined with only a 25% employee premium share 
  • Any additional flying volunteered for on a day off is paid at 150 or 200% your hourly rate 
  • Hourly pay scale increases by 1.5% every year in addition to annual longevity increases 
  • Minimum 12 days off per month 
  • All pilots provided an iPad with electronic navigational charts and manuals 
  • Duty Rig: 2:1; Trip Rig: 4:1 
  • Hotel rooms for breaks between flights of 4.5 hours or more 
  • Extra day off if you arrive after 2:00 a.m. on the last "day" of a trip 
  • Up to 35 paid vacation days per year 
  • In-house Certified Training Program (CTP) provided by Air Wisconsin instructors and simulators 
  • Pilots paid monthly guarantee and receive benefits during CTP training 
  • ATC call sign: "Wisconsin" 
  • 11/27 - 11/29: First Officer and Airman Trainee Interviews, Chicago, IL 
  • 11/27: Liberty University School Visit 
  • 11/28: L3 Airline Academy School Visit
  • 11/29: Daytona Beach Area CFI and Career Pilot Dinner
  • 12/4: IAD Pilot Interviews 
  • 12/5 - 12/6: CAE Pilot Interviews
  • 12/7: California Aeronautical University Airline Partners Open House
  • 12/7: Dallas Area Instructor and Career Pilot Dinner
  • 12/12 - 12/13: ORD Pilot Interviews
  • 12/14: Falcon Aviation Academy School Visit 
  • New Rates for CA's and FO's
  • This page was last updated: November 19, 2018 (Quicktake)
PILOTS
Total: 547
Active: 547
Furloughed: 0
UNION
ALPA
FLEET
CRJ200: 65
DOMICILES
MKE
IAD
ORD
CAE
HIRING
Is Hiring?: Yes

New hire pilots joining the Air Wisconsin team will be eligible for sign-on bonuses of $57,000 

Air Wisconsin will be recruiting at a number of upcoming events. Please visit here and see Recruiting Events for more details.

Hiring for two classes a month. Apply online.

Become an Airman Trainee! Learn more about Air Wisconsin while continuing to build hours toward your ATP minimums. www.airwis.com/airman_trainee.html 

Minimums:

  • 1,500 TT fixed wing (R-ATP 1000 TT or 1,250 TT)
  • 25 ME
  • 100 instrument

Preferred minimums:

  • 121 experience; turbine experience

Air Wisconsin interview gouge.

JUMPSEATS

Check in at ticket counter. Unlimited jumpseats. CASS participant.

Air Wisconsin PAYSCALES

CAPTAIN PAY SCALE (Hourly)
Year
CRJ200     
18 113     
17 110     
16 108     
15 105     
14 103     
13 100     
12 97     
11 94     
10 91     
9 89     
8 86     
7 83     
6 81     
5 79     
4 76     
3 74     
2 71     
1 68     
FIRST OFFICER PAY SCALE (Hourly)
Year
CRJ200     
8 52     
7 50     
6 49     
5 47     
4 46     
3 44     
2 43     
1 36     

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PAY NOTES

Paid the greater of scheduled or actual time on a leg-by-leg basis

100% cancellation pay

100% deadhead pay

150% open time pay

150%-200% pay for flying determined to be critical to the operation. 

Retention bonuses being offered for pilots currently on property

$57,000 in sign-on bonus. Which is the highest in the industry. First installment of $5,000; paid on first paycheck. $26,000 to be paid upon completion of IOE, and $10,000 to be paid after first anniversary.  $8,000 is to be paid out quarterly in year three if the pilot has not been upgraded to Captain.  The remaining $8,000 is paid to pilots who join Air Wisconsin from a Part 91K, 121, or 135 carrier with an ATP and type rating in an aircraft greater than 12,500.

First year pay in conjunction with the sign-on bonus makes Air Wisconsin the highest paying regional airline in the industry.

$260 uniform and $50 headset allowance per year after one year of service

42 hours of earned sick leave per year

Monthly guarantee: 75 hours 

Reserve guarantee: 75 hours 

(Note: Pilots holding Line status cannot be assigned to Reserve status)

PER DIEM

$1.80/hr Domestic

$1.90/hr Int'l

RETIREMENT

401K:

3% Defined Contribution regardless of Employee Contribution

Additional Match up to 5%

401K Matching: Yes

A/B Fund:

none