CommuteAir Pilot Careers

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Are you seeking a rewarding job as a pilot that will help your career take off? Consider a career with CommuteAir – We’re offering elite training, a close-knit community, and a refined approach to mentorship! Beyond that, we’re offering both starting and retention bonuses for our pilots: Starting bonuses of $25,000 for First Officers and $75,000 for Direct-Entry Captains, for our Denver, Houston, and Washington Dulles bases.  Contact our talent acquisition team to learn how Direct-Entry Captains can earn up to $225,000+ in your first year flying with us (assumes longevity credit of 5 years with 1,200 annual schedule credit hours and includes sign-on bonus).

Pilot Benefits

  • First Officer Sign-On Bonus – $20,000
  • Captain Sign-On Bonus – $50,000 – $75,000
  • First Officer Retention Bonus – $25,000 per year
  • Captain Retention Bonus – $50,000 per year
  • Captain Starting Pay – $100/Hr
  • First Officer Starting Pay – $72/Hr
  • Minimum monthly guarantee – 76 hours
  • 1:1 longevity credit up to 20 years for new hires with prior FAR 121 industry experience

  • Company-Sponsored Commuter Travel Program
  • 4 Commuter rooms monthly – Line Holders
  • 6 Commuter rooms monthly – Reserve
  • Per Diem – $1.95
  • 401k contributions up to 16% matched 50% by company
  • Company-Paid iPad (EFB)/Industry leading Commuter benefits/Preferential Bidding System
  • Employee Pass Travel Privileges with access to United Airlines global route network
  • Company paid ATP/CTP course

Pilot Qualifications

  • FAA ATP or Restricted ATP Certificate Holder
  • FCC Restricted Radio Operator’s Permit
  • IFR and Landing Current
  • Current First Class Medical
  • Valid Passport
  • Authorization to Work in the U.S. and Travel in and out of the Country
  • Preferential Interviews for United and United Express Partners
  • Prior FAR 121/Embraer 145 Experience and/or Aviate Participants Preferred

Top Reviews From Our Pilots

Want to learn more about our pilot programs? Listen to Carl Valeri’s Aviation Careers Podcast. This episode features private pilot and Corporate Real Estate Manager Joey Dhaliwal.


Pilot Highlights

We need pilots who exemplify our core4 values: safety, care, dependability, and efficiency. Learn more about the job with each of these downloads.

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Programs for Pilots

CommuteAir offers a variety of entry points to help your flying career take off in 90 days or less.

United Aviate Program

The most direct path to a United flight deck.

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Direct-Entry Captain Path

New two-year path to United for experienced pilots and a sign-on bonus of $75,000  – Accepting Applications through 2022

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Rotor Transition Program

Whether you are a military or civilian helicopter pilot, your training counts.

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E-3 Visa Program

Our E-3 Visa program allows Australian nationals to fly for CommuteAir.

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Partner Schools

We increase the value of flight training with a refined approach.

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Pilot Qualifications

  • (Preferential Interviews for United and United Express Partners will be provided. Prior FAR 121/Embraer 145 experience and/or AVIATE participants preferred)
  • FAA ATP or Restricted ATP certificate holder
  • FCC Restricted Radio Operator’s Permit
  • IFR and Landing current
  • Current First Class Medical
  • Valid Passport
  • Authorization to work in the US and travel in and out of the country without restriction

Upcoming Classes

  • Jan 9, 2023
  • Jan 23, 2023
  • Feb 6, 2023
  • Feb 20, 2023
  • Mar 6, 2023
  • Mar 20, 2023
  • Apr 3, 2023
  • Apr 17, 2023
  • May 8, 2023
  • May 22, 2023
  • Jun 5, 2023
  • Jun 19, 2023

More Information

For more information about available pilot jobs, connect with us at and 440-462-0692, or reach out directly.

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