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Ameriflight Increases Pilot Pay to Support Growing Operation and Remain Employer of Choice

Increased Pilot Compensation for Ameriflight Pilots

August 24th, 2022

Media Contact:
Jamie Smith
Ameriflight, LLC
Director of Corporate Communications | 972.426.3066 ext. 76273

DALLAS, TX – Ameriflight announced significant changes to its pilot pay program. Pilots will receive an industry leading compensation package, including substantial increases at all steps of the pay scale and a six-figure retention bonus plan. First year, entry level Captains will now earn $76,500 in base salary while flying for the nation’s largest Part 135 Cargo airline.

Details of the new compensation package include up to a 49% increase in first year, base pay and a retention-based bonus program which pays $100,000 over the course of four years. These valuable enhancements, which are effective immediately, apply to current and future Ameriflight pilots.

“As we prepare for the rollout of our new Saab 340B fleet and peak season, it is critically important to ensure we attract and retain the industry’s best pilots who will not only support our growth, but ensure our customers continue to receive exceptional service for years to come,” said Ameriflight Chief Executive Officer Paul Chase. “We recognize that skilled pilots have many employment options available. Ameriflight is able to offer quality Turbine PIC time to pilots at just 1,000 TT. That combined with fast aircraft transition times, our industry leading pilot pathway programs, and this new compensation package, I’m confident we will continue to remain an employer of choice.”

Current and future Ameriflight pilots will receive:

In addition, current and future Ameriflight pilots will continue to receive:

Full details on the new pilot pay scale can be found at Pilots who wish to be considered for a position at Ameriflight can do so by filling out an application equivalent to experience at


About Ameriflight:

Ameriflight is the nation’s largest Part 135 cargo airline. Founded in 1968, Ameriflight has grown from a small air charter and cargo service carrier to an international operator with 14 bases, 1,500 weekly departures, and 200 destinations. The company is headquartered in Dallas, TX and has more than 500 employees including over 150 pilots and over 100 aircraft. Ameriflight provides feeder services for overnight express carriers such as UPS, FedEx, and DHL. For more information, visit us at, connect with us on LinkedIn, or follow us on Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, and Twitter at @Ameriflight.