Delta Air Lines Pilot Hiring Information

Delta Air Lines Airbus A330

Delta Air Lines is one of the largest commercial air carriers in the United States. Major hubs include: ATL, DTW, LAX, MSP, NYC, SEA, and SLC.

DELTA AIR LINES PILOT HIRING REQUIREMENTS

Currently Hiring: Yes

Minimum Flight Time Requirements:

Multi-engine ATP certificate

1,500 hours total time

1,000 hours fixed-wing turbine

250 hours PIC or SIC as defined in 14 CFR 61.159(a)(5) in airplane category

50 hours multi-engine airplane

Competitive Flight Time:

5,000 - 7,000 hours total time​

1,000+ hours turbine PIC

Previous 121 or military

Pilot Career Services:

Application Link:

COMPANY INFORMATION

Fleet Type & Count:

*Fleet information obtained from SEC Form 10-K

Number of Pilots:

12,730

Mandatory Age 65 Retirements:

2021: 337

2022: 445

2023: 452

2024: 543

2025: 552

2026: 531

2027: 461

2028: 475

2029: 501

2030: 539

Pilot Bases:

ATL, DTW, LAX, MSP, NYC, SEA, SLC

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DELTA AIR LINES CAPTAIN PAY SCALES (Per Hour)

Monthly Reserve Guarantee: 72 hours

Monthly Line Guarantee: 65 hours

Ex: 12+ Year A-350 Captain Minimum Reserve Compensation: $353.85 x 72 hrs x 12 months = $305,726

DELTA AIR LINES FIRST OFFICER PAY SCALES (Per Hour)

Monthly Reserve Guarantee: 72 hours

Monthly Line Guarantee: 65 hours

Ex: 12+ Year A-350 First Officer Minimum Reserve Compensation: $241.71 x 72 hrs x 12 months = $208,837

First Year First Officer Minimum Reserve Compensation: $79,324