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RJDio
06-29-2018, 09:24 AM
https://www.flyingmag.com/eagle-jet-international-and-skywest-ease-transition-to-airlines

Not sure if this is new or not. But $22,500 between two bonuses for guys who’ve yet to turn a wheel for Skywest shows there’s money to go around.


amcnd
06-29-2018, 09:30 AM
Still the same $7,500. Bonus. But you get tuition reimbursement of 15k. Others get more, such as current SkyWest employees.... we have lots of rampers/FA’s foing to Flight school because of the reimbursement... not a bad gig.

WesternSkies
06-29-2018, 11:02 AM
So these are people who have paid to sit right seat in something like a Beech 99 instead of working for a living and then OO will pay off 15k of their “training”.
Boooo


Sculprit
06-30-2018, 01:05 PM
Still the same $7,500. Bonus. But you get tuition reimbursement of 15k. Others get more, such as current SkyWest employees.... we have lots of rampers/FA’s foing to Flight school because of the reimbursement... not a bad gig.

(serious question) Could you tell me how to go about getting more as a SkyWest employee? Im currently enrolled in one of the flight school's where SkyWest has a partnership program and everyone here including the non OO employees are getting the same amount....17,500.00 after they pass ioe....ends up being around 11k after taxes.

OOfff
06-30-2018, 02:53 PM
(serious question) Could you tell me how to go about getting more as a SkyWest employee? Im currently enrolled in one of the flight school's where SkyWest has a partnership program and everyone here including the non OO employees are getting the same amount....17,500.00 after they pass ioe....ends up being around 11k after taxes.
It would be extremely unusual for a CFI turned first year FO to have a 38% effective tax rate. Change your w4 for the bonus check if you can.

amcnd
06-30-2018, 03:11 PM
(serious question) Could you tell me how to go about getting more as a SkyWest employee? Im currently enrolled in one of the flight school's where SkyWest has a partnership program and everyone here including the non OO employees are getting the same amount....17,500.00 after they pass ioe....ends up being around 11k after taxes.

Click on SWOL “hub” tab...

ninerdriver
06-30-2018, 09:53 PM
It would be extremely unusual for a CFI turned first year FO to have a 38% effective tax rate. Change your w4 for the bonus check if you can.

You can't change the federal tax rate on a bonus check. That rate is 25%. FICA and Medicare are another 7.65% combined. Altogether, that's $5700+ before state taxes or other deductions.

OOfff
06-30-2018, 10:30 PM
You can't change the federal tax rate on a bonus check. That rate is 25%. FICA and Medicare are another 7.65% combined. Altogether, that's $5700+ before state taxes or other deductions.

That’s why I said “if you can.” Either way, you’ll get it back, so just change your w4 for other checks to make it work if you need the money asap

DarkSideMoon
07-01-2018, 06:02 AM
You can't change the federal tax rate on a bonus check. That rate is 25%. FICA and Medicare are another 7.65% combined. Altogether, that's $5700+ before state taxes or other deductions.

Not to nitpick, but that's your federal withholding, not rate. Rate is what you actually owe the government. One of the biggest misconceptions in aviation is that bonuses are somehow taxed differently than other income.

ninerdriver
07-01-2018, 06:28 AM
Not to nitpick, but that's your federal withholding, not rate. Rate is what you actually owe the government. One of the biggest misconceptions in aviation is that bonuses are somehow taxed differently than other income.

Good nitpick... you're right on all counts.

word302
07-01-2018, 01:52 PM
You can't change the federal tax rate on a bonus check. That rate is 25%. FICA and Medicare are another 7.65% combined. Altogether, that's $5700+ before state taxes or other deductions.

It actually depends. If the bonus is included with regular pay, it is withheld at whatever rate you set. If it is in it's own check, it is withheld at the flat 25%.

TJBrass
07-02-2018, 01:05 AM
I thought that these "You pay us $15000 to sit in the right seat and turn radio knobs" places had been run out of town a few years ago.

Fr8Thrust
07-05-2018, 02:55 PM
2018s version of Pay to Play, with reimbursement.

SilentLurker
07-05-2018, 03:21 PM
This is not good! I know Eagle Jet International has a long standing relationship with Ameriflight. But to pay bonuses & Tuition assistant to someone to sit right seat like the Korean guys do out of pocket with Eagle Jet International before going back to Asia (Asiana, Korean Air, etc) to apply for a job...

B99, BE1900, SA227, EMB-120 box carrying 135 operations. It will take those folks a long long time to get to 1500hrs. They will build time much faster instructing. So I’m wondering WHY?

Can’t believe SKYWEST is resurrecting Pay To Play. That is essentially what this is. Tuition Reimbursement to Eagle Jet International. Ameriflight & other cargo feeders gets a free body in the right seat. FAA just approved a SIC professional Pilot Development Program. SKYWEST decides to “capitalize” it...

Good job Student Government at Skywest. Y’all are really holding the torch high for our industry (SARCASM)



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