Leading the way with pilot pay

  • Envoy pilots are now the highest paid compared to peers at other regional airlines, national, LCC, ULCC and cargo carriers.
  • Higher pay rate than non-American Airlines Group regional carriers for First Officers (6%) and Captains (10%)
  • Pilot Supply Premium through December 2026 — 50% added to your hourly rate!
  • Reach 750 hours? Move straight to Captain pay!
  • Part 121-experienced pilots receive 1:1 longevity match


Receive 50% premium pay for all pilot hourly rates until December 31, 2026

Envoy 2023 Pay Rates
Year First Officer Captain
1 $93.00 $150.00
2 $100.50 $153.75
3 $108.00 $157.50
4 $111.75 $161.25
5 $111.75 $165.00
6 $111.75 $168.75
7 $111.75 $172.50
8 $111.75 $176.25
9 $111.75 $180.00
10 $111.75 $183.75
11 $111.75 $187.50
12 $111.75 $191.25
13 $111.75 $195.00
14 $111.75 $198.75
15 $111.75 $202.50
16 $111.75 $206.25
17 $111.75 $210.00
18 $111.75 $213.75
19 $111.75 $217.50
20 $111.75 $217.50

We're committed to giving our pilots the best Pay and Quality of Life possible. Whether it's updating our bonuses to annual payments, giving you better trip schedules, increased Holiday Pay, or more days off — we've got you covered.


LIMITED TIME SIGNING BONUS of up to $100,000!*

Who is eligible:
Pilots with 950 or more Part 121.436 Qualifying Upgrade Experience are eligible for $100,000.
Pilots with 500 to 949 Part 121.436 Qualifying Upgrade Experience are eligible for $75,000.

*Pilots must accept a conditional job offer before 3/31/2024 and must be assigned a class within 90 days of receiving the CJO.

Quality of Life

We understand that while bonus cash is nice, your Quality of Life is just as important as your paychecks. We believe that our new Quality of Life Perks* are some of the best in the industry!

  • New Industry Experience Credit — Pilots with previous Part-121 experience can count their years of service toward compensation rates, vacation days and retirement benefits at Envoy. Those hours are also eligible for Captain Pay as a First Officer.
  • New Captain Pay as a First Officer — Receive Captain's hourly rate at 750 hours while you fly as a First Officer.
  • New Long Call Reserve — Get at least 12 hours notice before your trip assignment.
  • New Minimum of 12 days off per month
  • New 1:2 Duty & 1:4 Trip Rigs — Get paid for your downtime on trips with fewer flights.
  • New 100% “Deadhead” Pay
  • New 150% Holiday Pay — Six paid holidays plus Halloween and the “Big Football Game”.
  • New 250-Hour Sick Bank Payout — Turn those unused sick days into extra pay days when you transition to American Airlines.
  • New Preferential Bidding System — Build your monthly schedule based on your preferences. (Coming soon!)
  • Preferred Crew Base — Envoy shares hubs with American in Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW), Chicago, Miami and Phoenix, with paid hotels for travelling to and from training.
  • Generous Commuter Policy — We offer up to four paid commuter hotels per month.
  • Fleet Renewal — Envoy has a growing fleet of Embraer 170 and 175s.
  • ATP-CTP Course Paid — For those candidates who need to complete the exam prior to training.
  • Travel Privileges — Free and unlimited personal travel for you and your family on the world's largest network with the same boarding priority as American Airlines employees.
  • Global Entry — We offer a $100-reimbursement for Global Entry/TSA Precheck memberships to speed you through security.

Minimum qualifications for a Pilot

  • FAA Commercial Pilot Certification with multi-engine and instrument ratings
  • Total flight time minimums for an (R)ATP Certificate
  • Current FAA First Class Medical
  • IFR Currency
  • FCC License
  • Ability to work in the U.S.
  • Ability to travel unencumbered in and out of all destinations served by Envoy
  • Ability to relocate

Envoy Air Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Airlines Group (NASDAQ: AAL) operating over 130 aircraft on about 650 daily departures to more than 150 destinations. The company's more than 19,000 employees provide regional flight service to American Airlines under the American Eagle brand and livery and ground handling services for multiple airlines, including American.

As a wholly owned subsidiary of American Airlines Group, Envoy is the largest regional airline provider for American, the world's largest airline. And with an industry leading flow-through agreement to American, Envoy pilots have a direct path to a mainline flying career, with no additional interview required.