Compensation & Benefits

Top-tier first-year total compensation among regional airlines. And then some.

Total first-year compensation

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Based on 1,000 credit hours

NEW - 4.2 Hours Daily Credit Guarantee for Q400

  • Q400
  • E175


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Per diem


Health benefits


Value reflects employee-only coverage; family coverage also available.


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Company performance bonus

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More work-life benefits

As a wholly-owned subsidiary of Alaska Air Group, we’re able to offer you solid financial programs and comprehensive benefits to enhance your life and lifestyle.

Up to $3,000 for qualified referrals

All Horizon Air employees are eligible to receive $3,000 for referring qualified Horizon Air Q400 pilots, and between $500 and $3,000 bonus for other select roles at Horizon Air, Alaska Airlines, and Virgin America.

Employee stock purchase plan

Horizon Air employees may purchase shares of Alaska Air Group stock (NYSE: ALK) at a special employee discount.

Travel privileges

Travel for free on a standby basis on Horizon, Alaska and Virgin America. 20 guest passes per year, 20% discount on Alaska, Horizon and Virgin America tickets, positive space travel discretionary awards.

Employee recognition programs

With annual awards to everyday kudos, we’re creating a culture of appreciation that recognizes and values our people.

Alaska Air Group Credit Union

Horizon Air employees can take advantage of exclusive and competitive financial services by becoming a member of the AAG Credit Union.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Our EAP is a no-cost, confidential resource that can assist you with solutions to a number of life’s challenging circumstances.


For pilots that need to take the ATP-CTP class, Horizon will cover the cost of the course, hotel, and transportation to/from this course.