Jet Blue Hiring pilots.......starting salary


May 13, 2003
Someone asked what jet blue pilots start out at. Its posted on there web site for now because there are a couple of openings for pilots.
This is what it says:

The current pay system for First Officers is as follows:

$50.96 /hr with a minimum guarantee of 70 hours per month.

$76.44 / hr for all hours flown in excess of 70 hours in that month.

Estimated annual pay based on 81 hours (projected average) per month would be $52,896.48 (plus per diem of $1.80 / hr)

Training pay is based on $2500./month (lodging is provided at company cost during initial training)

JetBlue Pilots and their designated dependents receive a comprehensive benefits and insurance package including major medical, dental, vision, life insurance and much more.

Space-available pass benefits for JetBlue Crewmembers and their families on our flights are unlimited.

The first phase of our selection process involves face-to-face interviews with our recruitment team in New York. Our staff will assist Phase 1 applicants with travel/lodging arrangements. Those selected to continue to Phase 2 should understand that this may take up to two months to complete during which time their names will be posted in our Chief Pilot''s office. Phase 2 also includes contact with various gov''t agencies as well as all past and current employers to obtain required records.

Applicants MUST meet all of the minimum qualifications in order to apply. Our team regularly reviews online applications and grants interviews on a competitive basis. The following criteria will be taken into consideration: quality of flight training; diverse operational experience; quantity of hours flown - especially as PIC; experience with complex airplanes/systems; type of operation in which the pilot has recent experience.

Minimum Qualification:

FAA Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) Certification.

1500 hours total time in airplanes (excluded: Helo, Sim, F/E time)

1000 hours turbine in airplanes

1000 hours PIC (Jetblue considers PIC as the Pilot who signs for/is primarily responsible for the aircraft)

1000 hours in airplanes over 20,000 pounds (max take off weight)

Recency of flight experience will be considered

Current FAA Class 1 Medical Certificate

FCC Radio License

Current Passport

Three reference letters from pilots who can personally attest to the candidates flying skills (must bring originals to interview)

Vision corrected to 20/20

Legally authorized to work in the U.S.A.

High School or GED equivalent (College degree preferred)

Able to pass a 10-year security background check and a drug test

All applicants must be able to speak, read and write English and possess excellent communication skills. A working knowledge of MS Office Suite, Acrobat Reader and the ability to use browsers effectively are essential elements to the successful completion of our rigorous training program. Successful candidates embrace the concept of thinking outside the box in order to find ways to say, YES to our customers. You should mentally ''raise the bar'' on your views regarding the airline industry''s concept of CRM (Crew Resource Management). At JetBlue, we refer to CRM as Company Resource Management because company-wide interface is a way of life for all of our people. You must be able to consistently communicate your PASSION to SAFELY CARE for our customers while demonstrating INTEGRITY and having FUN!

High School Diploma or GED equivalent required. College preferred.