Real Answers from Real Pilots

Pay At Regionals?

Is there a pay difference at regionals if you have no degree, a 2 year degree, or a 4 year degree?


No, pilots are paid strictly by the numbers set in the airline contract and not based off of education. That being said, you need the four year degree to get into the majors where they of course have the higher pay.



EVERYTHING at the airlines is based on SENIORITY. You pay, your schedule, your advancement, everything. The degree comes into play when it comes to whether you’ll be hire or not when it comes time to move on. Once you’re hired at either a Major or a Regional pay is strictly based on seniority and the equipment you fly which will be based on seniority.


Thank you Chris and Adam!