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Piedmont Airlines

Salisbury, MD

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QUICKTAKE
  • $51.01 per hour first year, First Officer pay (as of April 1, 2021)
  • $77 - $96 per hour Captain pay (as of April 1, 2021)
  • $22,500 for Piedmont Cadets
  • More than $150,000 in eligible bonus package
    • $15,000 signing bonus for all new pilots
    • $30,000 upgrade bonus for Piedmont Captains
    • $70,000 flow bonus to American Airlines
    • $50,000 additional bonus paid at flow, earned pro-rata with qualifying hours over two years at Piedmont
  • Additional bonus opportunities 
    • $10,000 121/135 experience bonus
    • $7,500 type rating bonus for pilots already qualified on E145
    • $15,000 bonus for Direct Entry Captains
  • $10,000 referral bonus for each pilot referred by Piedmont team members
  • Per diem is $1.70
  • Hub bases only (PHL, CLT)
  • Seniority based no interview flow to American Airlines
  • Upgrade to Captain based on seniority when you reach 1000 Part 121 hours and 2500 total time
  • Fleet of 55 Embraer 145s
  • EFBs provided to all pilots
  • All pilots receive American Airlines profit sharing
  • No training contract. Single occupancy hotel rooms during training with pay and per diem. Training is conducted at American Airlines Training Center in CLT.
  • Up to 2 hotel rooms provided per month for commuting pilots. Commuter clause protections for attempt to meet trip by listing for 2 flights.
  • IATA code: PT; ICAO code: PDT
  • ATC call sign: "Piedmont"
  • This page was last updated: August 26, 2021 (Quicktake, Hiring and Pay Scales)
    PILOTS
    Total: 746
    Active: 746
    Furloughed: 0
    UNION
    ALPA
    FLEET
    EMB145: 60
    DOMICILES
    PHL
    CLT
    HIRING
    Is Hiring?: Yes

    Hiring directly into Embraer 145

    New-hire FOs paid $51/hr. including 75-hr guarantee during training.

    Seniority based, no-interview flow to American Airlines

    JUMPSEATS
    List at ticket counter or gate. Unlimited jumpseats. CASS participant.

    Piedmont Airlines PAYSCALES

    CAPTAIN PAY SCALE (Hourly)
    Year
    ERJ 145     
    12 96     
    11 95     
    10 93     
    9 91     
    8 89     
    7 87     
    6 85     
    5 83     
    4 82     
    3 80     
    2 79     
    1 77     
    FIRST OFFICER PAY SCALE (Hourly)
    Year
    ERJ 145     
    12 56     
    11 56     
    10 56     
    9 56     
    8 56     
    7 56     
    6 56     
    5 56     
    4 56     
    3 54     
    2 52     
    1 51     

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    PAY NOTES

    $15,000 signing bonus for new hire pilots.

    Seniority based, no-interview flow to American Airlines

    No training contract AQP training; 12 month recurrent

    Company paid, single-occupancy hotel rooms provided during initial training

    Reserve pilot schedules have a minimum of 11 days off per month

    Paid the greater of scheduled or actual block 100% trip cancellation pay, as well as deadhead pay and relocation pay.

    Opportunities for 300% + premium pay for added flying on scheduled days off.

    First year vacation is 5 days pro-rated; second year is 10 days. Any vacation days placed on trip drop remainder of trip.

    2 commuter hotel rooms offered per month

    Life and disability insurance offered at no cost. Non-revenue travel on all flights operated by American Airlines, American Eagle.

    Future contractual pay raises: yearly through 2023

    Most Junior Captain hired:

    PHL EMB-145: November 2018

    University and Flight Academy Partnerships

    The Piedmont Pilot Cadet Program allows a Cadet to begin receiving partial tuition reimbursement starting at 500 hours. Then, once ATP/R-ATP minimums are met, Piedmont pays for the ATP-CTP course for the Cadet to take the ATP written and become a first officer. View Piedmont’s Cadet Careers page for more details.

    ATP Tuition Reimbursement Program

    Piedmont has partnered with ATP Flight Schools to provide a seamless transition from flight training to becoming an airline pilot while providing partial tuition reimbursement payments as candidates build their flight time.

    PER DIEM

    $1.70/hr

    Per Diem International override $10.00/Overnight 

    RETIREMENT

    401K:

    401K Year 0 = No match, 1% company contribution. Year 1-2 = 50% match up to 6%, 

    1% company contribution on top of this. Year 3-8 = 50% match up to 9%, 1% company match on top of this. Year 9+ = 50% match up to 10%, 1% company match on top of this.

    401K Matching: Yes

    A/B Fund:

    none

    Other:

    none