MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- First year, First Officer pay at Compass Airlines will soon be the highest in the regional airline industry. Compass is pleased to announce that effective October 1, 2017, its first year, First Officer pay will increase to $41.00 per flight hour. Additionally, First Officers at all pay steps will receive an increase.
"The nationwide pilot shortage has made it challenging for regional airlines to meet hiring targets," said Rick Leach, President and Chief Executive Officer of Compass Airlines. "This increase ensures that Compass remains competitive in a very difficult hiring landscape."
"Compass has so much to offer pilots, including crew bases on the West Coast, a new crew base in Phoenix, and the opportunity to fly the Embraer 175," added Bob Gleason, Chief Operating Officer at Compass. "This increase will really enhance our ability to recruit effectively."
Additionally, Compass pilots will soon have the opportunity to earn a referral bonus of up to $10,000 for each successful pilot they refer to the company.
About Compass Airlines
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.
SOURCE Compass Airlines