Trans States Airlines - First Officer

Trans States serves over 4.5 million passengers a year, with approximately 237 daily flights providing service to over 70 cities in North America. Trans States operates the Embraer 145 on behalf of United Airlines (as United Express). Headquartered in St. Louis, Trans States has crew domiciles in Chicago, Denver, St. Louis, and Raleigh- Durham.

Now offering a $60,000 First Officer signing & retention bonus! Earn up to $95,000 in total year one compensation!

First Officer Hiring Requirements

  • FAA commercial pilot's license with instrument and multi-engine ratings
  • ATP or R-ATP eligible
  • Minimum 25 hours multi-engine
  • A current first class FAA medical certificate
  • A current ATP written (company covers cost of ATP-CTP for successful candidates)
  • Current valid passport
  • FCC Radio Operator's Permit
  • Legal right to work in, and travel freely in and out of, the United States

Pilot Pay

  • Starting First Officer Pay: $38.01 per flight hour
  • Starting Captain Pay: $66.70 per flight hour

Up to $86,000 in Total Year One Compensation:

  • $38,010 BASE ANNUAL PAY
  • $40,000 YEAR ONE BONUSES
  • $9,120 PER DIEM
  • $4,771 BENEFITS*
  • $3,600 HOTEL BENEFITS**
*Value of company paid insurance benefits (medical, dental, life, AD & D, and long-term disability) and company 401(k) contributions for an individual pilot **For eligible pilots living outside of their domicile

Referral & Mentor Bonuses

Pilots can earn a $10,000 bonus for each pilot candidate they recommend that is hired and completes training. There is no maximum on the amount of candidates one pilot can refer.

All of our pilots have a 75 hour minimum monthly guarantee. We also offer:
  • * 75 hour minimum monthly guarantee (our pilots average 82 hours per month)
  • * 100% cancellation and deadhead pay
  • * 150-200% premium pay
  • * Per diem at $1.90/hour
  • * Leg-by-leg pay protection
  • * 4 commuter hotels per month
  • * Performance bonuses
  • * Paid airport parking
  • * Fast Captain upgrades

Reserve Your Seniority Program

Our seniority reservation program allows new hire pilots to come to training for two days, and then leave for up to 90 days to complete other commitments. When pilots return to training, they already have up to 90 days of seniority.

Seniority determines everything for pilots, including schedule, base assignment, and upgrade time. Pilots are more likely to get their preferred base assignment right out of training with three months of seniority backing their bid.

Express Hire Program

Current and qualified 121 pilots are not required to interview and will be offered an immediate class date, pending application approval. To qualify, pilots must have completed training and be online at a 121 airline.


Initial flight crew training is conducted at the Trans States Airlines Training Center in St. Louis, MO. Single occupancy hotel accommodations and transportation to and from our training center are provided for the duration of training.


The ATP-CTP course is provided for successful candidates.

Interview Your Way

We know that finding the time to interview can be tough, especially if you're flying for another airline. That's why we give our pilot candidates the option of interviewing in person or via Skype. Just let the recruiter know what your preference is.

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