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Hello friends. I have a real quick question for one of the mentors on here. From your experience, and what you have been told, what would you say the average starting salary yearly on the B737 would be at a legacy carrier. (Delta, American, or United). Thank y’all very much!

Delta: $86,000
American: $86,000
United: $85,000

I took the hourly rates for each airline that are posted on and multiplied by 1,000 to arrive at an estimate of first year salary (this is a commonly accepted way of doing this). Keep in mind that the rates jump dramatically in the second year.


Thank you very much

airline pilot central is a great website if you have general questions on specific airlines. Talks about salary and bonuses, 401k and I think I have even read about health care on some