Use this pay snapshot to examine the pay comparison at major airlines to inform your decision about which airlines to target during your applications.

2nd year FO 4nd year FO 6th year FO 8th year FO 10th year FO 12th year FO 12th year CA 12th year CA wide Body
American $124,332 $146,642 $151,523 $156,868 $158,262 $158,727 $232,397 $290,261
Delta $116,297 $137,165 $141,730 $146,730 $148,034 $148,469 $217,377 $266,706
Southwest $111,180 $133,416 $148,981 $153,428 $155,652 $155,652 $222,360 n/a
United $102,748 $135,920 $140,443 $145,397 $146,474 $147,121 $215,404 $267,628

*Pay is in dollars/year. These figures assume 1020hrs/year flying narrow body (B737, A320) aircraft. Wide body aircraft are assumed to be B777, B787, A330. Pay based on average contracts made in 2015 and is subject to some variability.