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Apply Online ​for F​ree​Express Hire Program
Apply via Airline AppsReserve Your Seniority Program
First Officer Hiring Requirements​​​​Pilot Pay
Captain Qualified First Officer ProgramTraining​
Helicopter PilotsSeniority by Base
Military PilotsMeet a Pilot Recruiter
Collegiate Aviators ProgramContact Recruiting


First Officer Hiring Requirements

  • FAA commer​cial 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​​

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.

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 month​s of seniority backing their bid. 

Pilot​ P​ay


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Trans States has long been a leader in regional airline pilot pay, and offers one of the most competitive compensation packages in the industry.  In fact, first year, First Officers can expect to earn up to $86,000 in total compensation during their first year with the company. 



Year One Pilot Pay

​First Officers

​$36.89/flight hour


​$64.74/flight hour

​Captain Qualified First Officers

​$50.82/flight hour when flying as a First Officer and $64.74/flight hour when flying as a Captain

Additional Information

  • 75 hour minimum monthly guarantee
  • Paid airport parking
  • 100% cancellation and deadhead pay
  • Hotel allowance for pilots living outside their domicile
  • 150-200% premium pay
  • ATP-CTP course at no cost
  • Per diem at $1.90/hour
  • Opportunity to earn referral and mentor bonuses
  • Leg-by-leg pay protection

Seniority by Base​

​​Most Junior First Officers and Captains by Date of Hire

​​ First Officers
ORD​​ 06/12/15
​DEN 02/13​/17 
​RDU 04/17/17
​IAD 03/01/17​ 10/20/15​
Includes pilots who have finished training, are not awaiting domicile assi​gnm​ents and are on the bid list.​

Training​​Training Tips icon

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.

Wondering what to expect during training?  Click here for tips from Trans States Airlines Flight Instruction Manager Paul Epperson.  In this blog article, Paul shares his advice for succeeding at 121 ground school, including how to prepare before you arrive, and what you can expect to cover in class.  ​

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