Trans States Airlines plans signing bonus for pilots



Trans States Airlines has once again demonstrated its ongoing commitment to providing industry-leading pilot compensation by rolling out a USD 44,000 signing bonus for new hire First Officers, the company said.

The new bonus, which includes an additional USD 6,000 bonus for pilots with a type rating, solidifies Trans States´ position among the top paying regional airlines in terms of first year compensation.

Total first year compensation for new hire First Officers will now approach USD 86,000. Pilots with airline experience who are hired as Captain Qualified First Officers (CQFOs) can fly as a First Officer or a Captain, and can expect a minimum year one compensation package of up to USD 90,000, with the opportunity to earn even more when flying as a Captain. Once on property, Trans States pilots can also earn referral and mentor bonuses.

Trans States serves over 4.5 million passengers a year, with approximately 237 daily flights providing service to over 70 cities in North America. Trans States operates the Embraer 145 on behalf of American Airlines (as American Eagle) and United Airlines (as United Express). Headquartered in St. Louis, Trans States has crew domiciles in Chicago, Denver, St. Louis, Raleigh- Durham, and Washington D.C.