• NC Software is having a Black Friday Sale Event thru December 4th on Logbook Pro, APDL - Airline Pilot Logbook, Cirrus Elite Binders, and more. Use coupon code BF2020 at checkout to redeem 15% off your purchase. Click here to shop now.
  • NC Software is proud to announce the release of APDL - Airline Pilot Logbook version 10.0. Click here to view APDL on the Apple App store and install now.



New member
Nov 26, 2001
Total Time
Looking for information about the payscale and retirement plan at Airtran. If anyone could give me the basics it would be greatly appreciated. (1st/2nd yr fo,3rd yr cpt,10yr cpt,15yr cpt). Does your pilot group have a company funded retirement, if so, what are the contributions. Good insurance? 401K? Stock options or discounts? Thanks in advance for any information.


Well-known member
Nov 27, 2001
Total Time
Pilots at AirTran are paid by a combination of hourly pay and yearly stock options. No pay difference between the B717 and DC-9.

If hired today, first year F/O's are in the mid to upper 30's, second year you'll be in the 50's and third year F/O's will be in the low 60's. The last DC9 and B717 upgrade classes went to F/O's with 15-17 months senority so you may not even see third year F/O pay.

Captain pay, if hired today, runs from the low $100's to $150something after 12 years.

If the upgrade rate continues like it has been for the almost 4 years I've been here, you'll make six figures in your third year.

Retirement is a combination of stock options, 401(k) and company paid B-Fund.