Our planned growth means career progression for our pilots.

  • Captain pay for all pilots no later than one year after completion of training.
  • Year 2 $55.50/hr
  • Year One earn $74,000, Two-Year cumulative $140,000.
  • Do you have 121 time? Expect a rapid call to upgrade.
  • Not excited about Reserve? We have short Reserve times in all bases.
  • Not ready yet for upgrade? First Officers can expect to get >1,000 hours of flight time within 18-24 months.

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$22,100 paid in full before you start your first day of training!

$10,400 after captain upgrade

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If you want to fly for United Airlines, CommutAir can get you there the fastest!

Airspeed Record 2 Years 10 Days! From C5 Indoc to UA Indoc


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Pilot Benefits:

  • Captain Pay - one year after completing training. Continue receiving Captain pay until you upgrade to Captain. Captain Retention Bonus payments after upgrade. Pay and bonus remain in place unless you bypass upgrade or do not complete training.
  • Up To $2,000 Referral Bonus - Paid to any CommutAir employee who recommends a pilot candidate who interviews or begins new hire Pilot Training.
  • Industry Leading Commuter Benefits - Skip crash pads with CommutAir right after Reserve. 4 company-paid hotel rooms per month to all registered commuter pilots in addition to our unlimited “make a good faith effort to get to work” commuter policy.
  • Preferential Bidding System - CommutAir uses NavBlue for crew bidding so you can customize your bid per your individual needs, based on your seniority.
  • No-Cost ATP/CTP Course – If you need it, we will pay for it - travel, lodging, course fee and FAA exam fee.
  • EWR and IAD – Our crew bases are at United hubs – one hop away from most airports.


Pilot Media:

Listen to our second podcast with Carl Valeri and Aviation Careers Podcast on the success and speed of our United Career Path Program and our latest agreement which guarantees CAPTAIN pay for ALL our pilots!



“CommutAir is the right choice for me because of the camaraderie I experience with the flight crews. I have grown as a person and as a pilot at CommutAir. Regardless of your career goals- whether you decide to stay here or continue on with the CPP- there IS a place for you on our team at CommutAir.” - Courtney, CommutAir Captain


Minimum Qualifications:

(NOTE: Candidates may apply and interview if they are within 6 months of meeting the minimum qualifications)

  • Commercial Pilot Certificate
  • Meet ATP or R-ATP Aeronautical Experience Minimums
  • Instrument current- logged 20 hours of flight time in the past six months, 30 hours of multi-engine fixed wing experience- actual flight time not sim. Will be able to credit additional required hours in CommutAir training.
  • Current FAA First Class Medical
  • FCC Restricted Radiotelephone Operator’s Permit
  • Valid Passport or E-3 Visa
  • Able to travel internationally without restriction

See all ATP and R-ATP Requirements

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Call us at 440-779-4588 x 399