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Piedmont Airlines

Salisbury, MD

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QUICKTAKE
  • $50 per hour first year, First Officer pay (as of May 15, 2019)
  • $76 - $96 per hour Captain pay (as of May 15, 2019)
  • $18,000 signing bonus for all new pilots
  • Per diem is $1.70
  • Hub bases only (PHL, CLT)
  • Guaranteed job at American Airlines in approximately 5 years
  • Upgrade to Captain as soon as you reach 1000 Part 121 hours.
  • Fleet of 60 Embraer 145s
  • EFBs provided to all pilots
  • All pilots receive American Airlines profit sharing
  • Piedmont’s performance bonus consists of a D:0 target bonus (on time departures), T:0 target bonus (turn time) CCF target bonus (controllable completion factor) and RS target bonus (right start).
  • If one of the targets is met for the month, all employees are paid $50. If two targets are met, $100, if three are met, $150. The bonuses are paid out monthly.
  • No training contract. Single occupancy hotel rooms during training with pay and per diem. Training is conducted at American Airlines Training Center in CLT.
  • Simulator training done in PHX, STL, and 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: US; ICAO code: PDT
  • ATC call sign: "Piedmont"
  • New pay rates:
  • This page was last updated: June 10, 2019 (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 $50/hr. including 75-hr guarantee during training.

    Upgrade to captain in 12 – 15 months; sooner with previous 121 experience

    Seniority based, no-interview flow to American Airlines

    PAY NOTES

    $18,000 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 newly announced Piedmont Pilot Cadet Program allows a Cadet Instructor to begin receiving partial tuition reimbursement starting at 500 hours total time of up to $5,000.  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. An additional $6,000 in tuition reimbursement is paid as a lump sum on the first day of first officer new hire class at Piedmont.

    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.

    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 78     
    1 76     
    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 50     

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    PAY NOTES

    Up to $20,000 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 2018

    Most Junior Captain hired:
    PHL EMB-145: May 2018 

    University and Flight Academy Partnerships

    The newly announced Piedmont Pilot Cadet Program allows a Cadet Instructor to begin receiving partial tuition reimbursement starting at 500 hours total time of up to $5,000.  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. An additional $6,000 in tuition reimbursement is paid as a lump sum on the first day of first officer new hire class at Piedmont.

    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