Pilot signing bonus

At Compass Airlines, we take pilot satisfaction seriously.  We want our pilots to be happy and to enjoy their jobs.  Part of how we accomplish this is by giving our pilots as much support as possible.  Flight Ops management is visible and engaged in day-to-day operations, and management doors are always open.  This commitment to pilot satisfaction has been noticed by pilots at other regional airlines; 45% of pilots we hired in 2015 left other regionals to come to Compass. 

Flying for Compass is a smart career move for pilots who have aspirations to move on to the majors.  Compass pilots are in high demand by mainline carriers, as 100% of pilots who left the company voluntarily in 2015 left for pilot positions with a major airline.  

Compass is currently hiring up to 40 pilots per month and upgrades are taking place at a rate of 10-20 per month.  ​​


Compass first year, First Officer pay is one of the highest in the regional ​airline industry, at $35.81 per flight hour.

Commuter Hotels
Compass offers commuting pilots four paid hotel stays per month.  ​

Pilots hired at Compass receive a PIC EMB170/190 type rating upon completion of initial training.  Other benefits include:

•   Medical, Dental & Life Insurance​​
•   401(K)​
•   Paid Vacation​
•   Travel benefits​​
•   Jumpseat privileges
•   Paid training and complemen​tary accomo​dations during training (double occupancy)
Additional​ Pilot Benefits​
•   Tuition Reimbursement for ATP Flight School student instructors  Learn more​​
​•   ATP-CTP course provided for qualified candidates

For questions regarding pilot career opportunities at Compass, please contact ​​pilothiring@compassairline.com.  


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Reserve Time
Less than two months​ on average

Upgrade Time
12-18 months on average, assuming Captain FAR requirements are met​​
Pilot Seniority
Most Junior First Officers and Ca​ptains by Date of Hire​
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Compass Airlines is an equal opportunity employer