Become an Airline Pilot

Your Pilot Career Starts Here

At Mesa Airlines, pilots enjoy the best quality of life in the regional airline industry.  Pilot recruiting at Mesa is about career progression and expanding opportunity.  From our first in class pilot training to our rapid captain upgrade times; Mesa's goal is your success.  As a first officer, we let you choose your aircraft, giving you more flexibility than any other regional pilot.  With competitive pay, benefits, and career advancement opportunities, Mesa is truly the place where airline pilots can start their climb. 

Where You'll Fly

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Pilot Programs

Mesa Airlines Pay Scale

Pilots are guaranteed 76 hours per month including during training. Pilots also receive a minimum of 11 days off per month.

Airline Pilot Benefits

  • Unlimited Travel Benefits
  • Over 100 Zed agreements
  • 200% Premium Pay
  • Minimum 11 days off each month
  • Family travel benefits
  • Generous commuter policy
  • Paid type-rating
  • Competitive medical, dental, vision and life insurance
  • 401(K) with competitive company matching
  • Paid parking at domicile or commuting airport
  • $40 per month to maintain up-to-date iPad

Mesa employees enjoy some of the most comprehensive travel benefits in the industry. Our two codeshare partners and over 100 ZED agreements make any part of the world accessible for a Mesa employee! On top of incredible travel, Mesa offers a leading 401(K) program and competitive medical insurance.

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ATP or Restricted ATP Requirements

Before applying to be a first officer, you should meet the below requirements:

  • FAA ATP or Restricted ATP certificate holder
  • FCC Restricted Radio Operator's Permit
  • IFR and Landing current
  • Current First Class Medical
  • Valid Passport
  • Ability to work in the US and travel in and out of the country without restriction

Accommodation for Applicants With Disabilities: Mesa Airlines, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and provides reasonable accommodation in its application process for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans. If you have difficulty using our online system due to a disability and need an accommodation, you may email us at or alternatively send a fax to 602-685-4350.  In order to quickly respond to your request, please use the words "Accommodation Request" as the subject line of your email or as the title of your fax document.


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