Compass Airlines First Officers can now earn up to USD 58,500 during their first year with the airline, thanks to a new USD 17,500 signing bonus, the company said.
The USD 17,500 bonus will be paid in three increments over a pilot´s first year of service. The new signing bonus is in addition to a recent pay hike for First Officers, which raised first year pay to USD 41.00, the highest in the regional airline industry.
In addition to earning a USD 17,500 signing bonus and the highest first year hourly pay of any regional airline in the industry, Compass pilots can also earn up to USD 10,000 for every successful pilot candidate they refer to the company.
The new signing bonus is effective immediately.
Compass Airlines serves over 6.5 million passengers annually, averaging over 240 daily departures to destinations in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Compass operates a fleet of Embraer 175 aircraft on behalf of American Airlines (as American Eagle) and Delta Air Lines (as Delta Connection). Headquartered in Minneapolis, Compass has crew bases in Los Angeles and Seattle, with a third base in Phoenix scheduled to open before the end of 2017.