Quality of Life
EARN UP TO $17,500 IN SIGNING BONUSES
Whether you're a student pilot ready to graduate or a career changer eager to make the jump to the flight deck, ExpressJet Airlines has something to offer you. See why ExpressJet is the smart choice for your future.
Meet with ExpressJet Airlines pilots and representatives to discuss your flying career or interview for a First Officer position.
New hire pilots can earn up to $17,500 in bonuses: a $10,000 signing bonus and a $7,500 type-rating bonus. Once you've joined our team, pocket another $1,000 when you refer a pilot.
First year pilots earn $37-40/hr with a 75-hour guarantee. ExpressJet's compensation package also includes a 401k with company match, profit-sharing rewards, and industry-leading per diem, deadhead and cancellation pay.
We offer structured career paths to United Airlines and JetBlue Airways.
United has committed to hiring a sizable portion of its new-hire pilots directly from ExpressJet through our United Career Path Program.
Beyond our pathways: In 2016, nearly 600 ExpressJet pilots transitioned to mainline carriers.
ExpressJet pilots enjoy 70-75% company-paid health insurance plans, schedule flexibility, and generous commuting policies. Pilots are also provided company-paid training, a uniform allowance, and a Microsoft Surface 3 Pro.
In your personal time, travel the world for free with flight privileges on United or American Airlines.
A strong safety culture isn’t a catchphrase. It’s our way of life. We go above and beyond in encouraging and rewarding our pilots for safety reporting. Learn more about our safety programs.
ExpressJet is a wholly-owned subsidiary of SkyWest, Inc., the largest regional airline operator in the U.S.
Our industry-leading training prepares you for success in your airline pilot career. With in-house training instructors for every pilot, training programs are personalized to your needs.