With PSA’s current growth, new Pilot hires can expect:

  • Industry-leading first-year pay up to $60,000 for qualified pilots
  • $20,000 First Officer retention bonus after one-year anniversary
  • Over $21,000 in sign-on bonuses for qualified pilots:
    • $16,520 for all new-hire First Officers
    • An additional $5,000 for CRJ type-rated new-hire First Officers
  • $5,000 referral bonus (unlimited)
  • $3,000 commuter allowance
  • Reduced reserve time
  • Domicile assignments awarded during training or shortly after (Dayton, Cincinnati, Charlotte, Knoxville, and Washington D.C.)

  • Flow through to American Airlines (within 6-7 years)
  • Historically low time to upgrade to Captain (currently 2.2 years)
  • Most flexible scheduling options in the regional business
  • Paid ATP-CTP course. PSA will pay for the ATP-CTP course for qualified candidates needing to complete the ATP written exam prior to new hire training. Flight and hotel accommodations will be provided.
  • Comprehensive benefits including medical, dental, vision and 401(k)
  • All Pilots are eligible for travel privileges on American Airlines
  • American Airlines Group (AAG) profit sharing
  • 12% to 23% discount on subscription to Coradine LogTen Pro X pilot logbook.



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The PSA Path to American

PSA’s immense amount of growth comes with unparalleled opportunities for our new-hire pilots. In addition to our enhanced compensation package paying up to $60,000 your first year, being a part of American Airlines gives you advancement opportunities and benefits few other regionals can match.

• Seniority-based flow through creates a direct career path from PSA to American. 50% of American Airlines new-hire pilot classes will be filled by flow-through pilots from wholly-owned carriers.

What’s it like to possibly have the last interview of your career? Watch the video of American Airlines Chief Pilot DFW, David Tatum, for a behind-the-scenes look.

PSA is Hiring 1,000 Additional Pilots

With 150 committed CRJs, we have immediate needs for enthusiastic, qualified pilots. Get paid for your experience! Now offering an additional $5,000 bonus for CRJ-type rating. First Officers can earn up to $60,000 in your first year!

If you’re ready to begin the most valuable and stable career path in commercial aviation, click the button below to apply.



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As a PSA pilot, you’ll be a part of a close-knit team of passionate, dedicated individuals. From pilots to flight attendants and maintenance staff, we’re a team that is devoted to providing safe, on-time flights across America. Join our PSA family.


  • Have necessary hours and qualifications under the ATP requirements or the restricted ATP requirements
  • 25 Hours Multi-Engine required with actual aircraft, not Sim time. (FAR 61.159)
  • FCC Restricted Radio Operator’s Permit
  • First Class Medical
  • Valid Passport

May apply if within 3 months of meeting the minimum qualifications.


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