Total compensation includes training pay, flight pay, earned quarterly override, retirement contributions, medical contributions and other compensation, rewards and perks.
First-year pilots earn $40/hour, with a 75-hour monthly guarantee. In addition, pilots earn an annual override – up to $10,000 for First Officers and $8,000 for Captains – that is paid quarterly.
Enjoy your time at and away from work. From schedule flexibility, to commuting policies, to benefit programs, our goal is to allow you to do just that. In your free time, travel the world with flight privileges on United and participating global carriers. Pilots are also provided company-paid training, a uniform allowance and a Microsoft Surface Pro EFB.
Our Pilot Career Path Program with United is your clearest path to the friendly skies. In fact, we send more pilots to United through the program than any other airline. Pilots hired today can expect to be at United within three to four years.
Our domiciles in Chicago, Cleveland, Houston, Knoxville and Newark give you the option of great places to live or the freedom of living in a great place of your choice. Enjoy what each domicile has to offer, from Chicago-style pizza, to easy access to the Big Apple, to the serene mountains of Knoxville.
Your health and wellness are important. That’s why we offer a range of benefit plans to fit the needs of you and your loved ones. Medical, dental, vision, life and disability – we have you covered. Health and Dependent Care Flexible Savings Accounts are also available. We also provide a 401(k) plan with a generous company match.
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. Our Houston Training Center is home to a full-motion E175 simulator and two full-motion ERJ145 simulators. Training is paid, and we provide all pilot trainees with single-occupancy hotel accommodations.