First Officer

Piedmont Airlines

About Us

Piedmont Airlines, a wholly owned subsidiary of American Airlines, is actively seeking First Officers candidates to fly our fleet of Embraer 145 regional jets at our Philadelphia, PA, Charlotte, NC and Harrisburg, PA crew bases. Join Piedmont as a First Officer and maximize your career earnings. Bring your longevity from your current airline to earn even more. We offer a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental and vision coverage, paid life, and disability insurance, a 401(k) plan with company match, and family travel privileges within the American Airlines system.

First Officer Compensation

First Officer Wage Scales
Year 06/29/2023 06/29/2024
1 $93.00 $96.00
2 $100.50 $103.50
3 $108.00 $111.00
4 $111.75 $114.75
5 $111.75 $114.75
  • Bring your longevity from another 121 carrier and start on steps 2-15
  • Company provided ATP/CTP Course
    • Hotel provided during training
    • Testing Fee’s covered
  • High Time First Officers with 600 hours qualify for the High Time First Officer Bonus

Insurance and Retirement

  • Medical insurance plan with a zero-dollar deductible
  • Employer pays 67% of the cost for employee.
  • Prescription and vision included.
  • Additional lower cost plans available.
  • Dental Insurance available with no-cost preventative care.
  • 100% company paid life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment
  • 401(k) available and company contribution of 4% after one year of service

Captain Upgrade

  • After 2,500 total hours and 1,000 Part 121 hours
  • Captains flow to mainline after 5 years of service or be paid top of scale until they flow

Additional Benefits

  • Bring your longevity from your current airline to earn even more
  • Commuter hotel rooms. 6 per quarter (hub domiciles) 4 per month (non-hub domiciles)
  • Training at the American Airlines Training Center in CLT
  • 100 percent trip cancellation and dead head pay
  • Bid on crew base assignments based on vacancies and seniority
  • Long Call Reserve Available
  • 4-hour minimum day guarantee
  • 11 minimum days off per month

Travel for Free

  • Enjoy American Airlines industry-best, no-cost travel for you and your family
  • See the world with your parents, spouse, domestic partner or registered guest, children, or stepchildren.
  • Other Airline Travel privileges for you and your family

What Do I Need to Apply?

Minimum Qualifications

  • Holds an ATP or RATP certificate with a multi engine rating
  • 500 hours of flight time, 50 hours of multi-engine time, 250 hours as Pilot in Command or meet requirements for Restricted ATP
  • Valid United States passport or a valid passport with authorization to work in the United States
  • FCC Radiotelephone Operator Permit
  • Current First-Class Medical Certificate
  • Possess a high school diploma or GED

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Type Rating in a Part 25 Aircraft
  • Current employment in a pilot position