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Cape Air

Hyannis, MA

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QUICKTAKE
  • The average salary of Cape Air first year Captains is $79,782
  • This is possible due to the $100 - $500 per shift incentives to work extra, as well as seasonal bonuses typically dependent on how many extra shifts are worked
  • Typically 3 to 4 13-Hour days per week. Centralized basing in Montana (BIL)
  • Bases are bid on by seniority, 85% of Captains receive their first choice bid, and 92% receive their top 3
  • Junior bases are in the Midwest, BIL, and Caribbean
  • Unplanned out of base overnight pay plus per diem
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan 
  • Guaranteed 12 days off per 28 day period
  • Cape Air offers a $2,000 Pilot Referral bonus for current employees
  • Up to $500 bonus per day for full time pilots flying on a day off. 
  • Up to $300 per day bonus for part time and on-call pilots.
  • Mandatory crew breaks throughout the duty day
  • Generous leave of absence policy: Retain seniority for 1 year, and always retain longevity if you return
  • Base transfers have relocation allowance and paid days off when moving your domicile
  • 100% Medical certificate reimbursement for pilots
  • Paid paternity and maternity leave – 12 weeks
  • Reduced gym memberships
  • Short/Long term disability
  • Paid volunteer hours
  • Wellness benefit
  • Vacation Accrual - 1 week first year, 2 weeks 2nd - 4th year, 3 weeks 5th - 9th year, 4 weeks 10 years and up
  • Paid sick leave - 45 hours yearly
  • 8 company paid holidays
  • Caribbean domiciles: SJU, STT, STX, MAZ, EIS
  • All C402, BN-2’s are equipped with Garmin 430W
  • Founded in 1989
  • IATA code: 9K; ICAO code: KAP
  • ATC call sign: "C air", pronounced similar to "CARE"
  • Most Junior C402 Captain 7/2018
  • GUM ATR Operation closed 5/31/2018. Currently no ATRs operating.
  • This page last updated: March 21, 2018 (Quicktake)
PILOTS
Total: 247
Active: 247
Furloughed: 0
UNION
International Brotherhood of Teamsters
FLEET
ATR42: 2
BN-2 Islander: 4
C402: 85
DOMICILES
RKD
SJU
RUT
SLK
LEB
IRK
MAZ
MVY
MWA
PVC
BHB
BOS
EIS
EWB
BIL
OGS
HYA
STT
STX
TBN
AUG
DEC
OWB
HIRING
Is Hiring?: Yes

Cape Air jobs page

- 402 First Officer Minimums: 500TT, 15ME-PIC
- ATR First Officer Minimums: ATP or R-ATP minimums1,000TT, 100ME-PIC; previous 121 experience
- 402/BN-2 or ATR Captain Minimums – ATP Multi-engine land or applicable minimums
- Cape Air pays for ATP-CTP and ATP check ride if required

JUMPSEATS

CASS – Company funded
Known Crew Member Feb 2017

Cape Air PAYSCALES

CAPTAIN PAY SCALE (Hourly)
Year
C402 BN-2 Islander     
15 32 32     
14 31 31     
13 30 30     
12 29 29     
11 28 28     
10 27 27     
9 26 26     
8 25 25     
7 24 24     
6 23 23     
5 22 22     
4 21 21     
3 20 20     
2 19 19     
1 18 18     
FIRST OFFICER PAY SCALE (Hourly)
Year
C402     
4 14     
3 13     
2 11     
1 11     

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PAY NOTES

*Pay Scales based on 121 FLT HRS, 135 DUTY HRS

Pay for the PIC-qualified Cessna Part 135 First Officers is $13.17/duty hour 

Cape Air offers a $2,000 Pilot Referral bonus for current employees for referring pilots with Captain Minimums

Part 135 operation pay (C402, BN-2)

o Weekly guarantee is 40 hours per week
   - DUTY HOUR NOT FLIGHT HOUR
o 150% pay for Part 135 pilots over 40 duty hours per week

All pay regardless of operation is greater of scheduled or flown

Future contractual pay raises: March 2018

Day off incentive flying program pays graduated amounts for volunteering early and often over the course of the program. As you reach certain tiers of "days worked" the bonuses increase, up to $500 per day plus overtime rate.

PER DIEM

$37/day for nights away from your base

RETIREMENT

401K:

.25% per 1% of employee contribution up to 1% COMPANY MATCH if employee contributes 4%

401K Matching: Yes

A/B Fund:

no

Other:

Profit sharing switched to stock distribution for calendar year 2015 (allowed Employee owned percentage to reach 30% companywide). For each year after 2015 the Board of Directors will vote on Profit Sharing, as has been the practice since 2005.