First Officer pay at Compass Airlines will soon be the highest in the regional airline industry. Compass announced 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.