Republic offers industry-leading pay that starts at $40.40/hour and a pilot contract that offers the best quality of life. With new negotiations in place with our codeshare partners—American, Delta and United—that last through 2029 and a training department that excels in efficiency, effectiveness and safety, there is no better airline to launch your career as a pilot.

Republic Airline Pilot Jobs

  • TOP HOURLY PAY Our starting pay rate of $40.40/hour leads the hourly rate among all regional airlines
  • SIGNING BONUS Starting at $10,000; current 121 pilots receive $12,500.
  • ADVANCED AIRCRAFT Our fleet of nearly 180 planes is comprised of one type of aircraft—the ultra-modern Embraer 170/175
  • CAREER PATHWAY Our Cadet program is the best way to transition from classroom to cockpit; interview for a job offer with us after earning an instrument rating. We’ll also pay for your final 100 flight hours through our Flight Time Initiative
  • LEADING PER DIEM $1.95 domestic, $2.50 international; only regional to offer international per diem.
  • INVESTMENT IN YOUR FUTURE Immediate 401(k) vesting and company match
  • ENHANCED QUALITY OF LIFE No junior manning; guarantee of 12 days off/month for line and reserve; trip and duty rigs; 8 paid holidays
  • TRAVEL BENEFITS Only airline to offer flight benefits to all Associates on American, Delta and United
  • TEN CREW BASES Diverse domiciles spread throughout the Midwest and East Coast
  • REFERRAL BONUSES Receive $2,000 for each pilot who joins our crews
  • QUALITY HEALTHCARE COVERAGE Industry-leading premiums for dental, vision and medical
  • COMPANY PAID Uniforms, luggage, iPad EFBs, ATP-CTP and Known Crew Member are provided

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Employee Testimonials

“Republic Airlines provides a career path where performance is rewarded. Since beginning my career at Republic as a First Officer, I have had the opportunity to be mentored by many experienced individuals, progressing from the line to the training department to Flight Operations management. Through this, I have learned much and expanded my skill set, and look forward to growing professionally and personally as a team member as Republic Airlines’ continues its exciting journey.”

Ed Bagden:
Manager, Flight Operations

“As a Captain of the 170 Embraer on the Shuttle Certificate, I’ve not only progressed my career with Republic from a First Officer role, but I also get to fly ultra-modern aircraft every day! Republic Airline has offered me the opportunity to attend National recruitment events as a representative of the Company, while also sitting on the WAI (Women in Aviation) Board in Indianapolis. I enjoy working at an organization where I can spread my wings!”

Ryan Lynch: