First Officer Jobs in Southwest Airlines in 2024

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Are you looking for first officer jobs in the USA? Then here in this article, you will get step-by-step information to apply for Southwest Air First Officer in Dallas, USA. All men and women who have completed their commercial pilot training can apply for first officer pilot jobs in WN as freshers.

The first officer, also known as a co-pilot, plays an important role in the operation of an aircraft. The first officer is responsible for assisting the captain in the safe and efficient operation of the flight, including assisting with navigation, communicating with air traffic control, monitoring systems, and performing emergency procedures. Here are some key responsibilities of a first officer.

To become a first officer, one must hold a commercial pilot’s license and meet other requirements set by the aviation regulatory authority in their jurisdiction. In addition, first officers typically have extensive flight experience and training, including simulator training and proficiency in emergency procedures.

Company Name – Southwest Air
Job Title – Pilot- First Officer
Job Location – Dallas, Texas, United States of America
Last Date of Application – NA
Application Process – Online

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First Officer Job Description

  • Provides friendly service to and maintains positive relationships with all internal and external Customers
  • Works in a cooperative spirit to ensure the success of our Company
  • Works in a highly organized environment, which demands close coordination and teamwork with the Captain, Flight Attendants, Dispatcher, and all Ground Personnel
  • Must comply with all regulations and directives about the conduct of the flight in a manner suitable to the Captain.
  • All Pilots must operate following Southwest Airlines FAA-approved and FAA Accepted manuals, the Operations Specifications, 14 CFRs, 49 CFRs, FAA Orders, Airworthiness Directives, Advisory Circulars, Handbook Bulletins, Directives, and Manufacturer’s recommendations
  • No person may operate a civil aircraft without complying with the operating limitations specified in the approved Southwest Airlines Flight Operations Manual, markings, and placards. (Reference 14 CFR 91.9(a))
  • No person may operate an aircraft carelessly and recklessly to endanger the life or property of another. (Reference 14 CFR 91.13)
  • All Southwest Airlines Employees must comply with the Company’s Policies on a Drug-Free Workplace and Alcohol Misuse.
  • No person may perform any function listed in 14 CFR 121, Appendix I while that person has a prohibited drug, as defined by that appendix, in his or her system. (Reference 14 CFR 121.455(b))
  • No person may perform any safety-sensitive function if the person has a verified positive drug test result on or has refused to submit to a drug test required by 14 CFR 121, Appendix I, and the person has not met the requirements of that appendix for returning to the performances of safety-sensitive duties. (Reference 14 CFR 121.455(c))
  • Submit reports on irregularities or incidents, as required
  • Immediately notify the Base Chief Pilot or Assistant Base Chief Pilot of any discrepancy or incident that may affect his/her ability or Southwest Airlines’ ability, to perform within the parameters of safety, regulatory compliance, and fiscal responsibility
  • Performs as Captain should the Captain become incapacitated during flight and unable to assume command
  • A Pilot, at their discretion, from the time they pass through the security checkpoint at the start of a duty day and until they exit the secured area at the end of their duty may perform Passenger Assistance activities. These Passenger Assistance activities include but are not limited to pushing wheelchairs, assisting passengers with their luggage, and escorting passengers through the airport facility.
  • May perform other job duties as directed by Employee Leaders

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Requirement Criteria for First Officer Jobs in WN

  • Required: High School Diploma or GED
  • Preferred: Bachelor’s Degree
  • 500 hours in a fixed-wing turbine (airplane and/or power lift)
  • Completed all aspects of a Destination 225° pathway program
  • Preferred: Actively flying for 2 of the last 5 years
  • Required: USA DOT/FAA Unrestricted Airline Transport Pilot Certificate. The certificate must display the following:
  • Required: USA DOT/FAA First Class Medical Certificate and, if applicable, any necessary Special Issuance of a Medical Certificate (Authorization) or Statement of Demonstrated Ability (SODA) issued by the Federal Air Surgeon
  • Required: Must possess a valid United States Driver’s License
  • Required: A valid passport allowing travel across US borders or a Refugee Travel Document
  • Must be able to lift and move 40 lbs.
  • Ability to communicate and interact with others in the English language to meet the demands of the job
  • Ability to bend, stand, and sit for extended periods
  • Must maintain a well-groomed appearance per Company appearance standards as described in established guidelines
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or have the authorization to work in the United States as defined by the Immigration Reform Act of 1986
  • Must be at least 23 years of age at the time of hire
  • Must be able to comply with Company attendance standards as described in established guidelines
  • Must be able to read, speak, write, and understand the English language
  • Must be able to comply with company attendance standards and work rules, as described in labor agreements and/or established guidelines
  • Ability to work rotating shifts, and or overtime and travel constantly
  • Must be able to read documents, follow instructions, listen, comprehend and repeat detailed lengthy instructions, and understand and retain procedures, rules, and regulations
  • Must complete initial and recurrent training programs, proficiency checks, and evaluation period
  • Must be aware of hazardous situations and be able to handle emergencies as needed
  • Must be alert to moving equipment on the ramp and other aircraft in the air
  • Must work under tight time constraints to accomplish quick (15 to 20-minute) turns of aircraft
  • Must possess excellent interpersonal skills and be able to effectively communicate information verbally, face to face, over public address systems, via radio, and other communication equipment
  • Ability to work well with others as part of a team, meet the public, and work under stressful situations

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How to Apply for Southwest Air First Officer Jobs

After checking all the above criteria if you are eligible for the airline requirement criteria for a first officer job. Then first you need to click here. Then it will redirect you to the official website of the airline. You can check the details of the same and then click on Apply.

Then the application page will open. There you have to complete 7 steps to submit your application for Southwest Air First Officer Jobs. They are your information, your experience, application questions, additional application questions, voluntary disclosures, self-identification, and reviews and submit applications.

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Southwest Airlines First Officer Salary

To my knowledge in 2024, the starting salary for a first officer at Southwest Airlines was $70,000 to $80,000 per year. However, the exact salary depends on various factors such as the type of aircraft, the number of flight hours, and the experience level of the first officer.

It’s also important to remember that a first officer’s salary at Southwest Airlines or any other airline is only one component of overall compensation. Many airlines offer additional benefits to their employees such as health insurance, retirement plans, paid time off, and travel benefits.

Note that this information is based on my knowledge in 2024 and the airline industry and compensation practices may change over time.

Benefits of Southwest Air First Officer

  • Fly for free, as a privilege, on any open seat on all Southwest flights—your eligible dependents too.  
  • 15% non-elective contribution (B-Fund) deposited into your 401(k)*
  • Potential for annual ProfitSharing contribution toward retirement – when Southwest profits, you profit.**
  • Company-paid Loss of License.
  • Opportunity to purchase 10% off Southwest Airlines common stock, LUV, traded on NYSE.
  • Explore more Benefits you’ll love:
  • U.S. citizenship or current authorization to work in the U.S. is required, and no current or future work authorization sponsorship is available.

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I think this article will help you to apply for Southwest Air’s first officer jobs. So, if your dream is to become a commercial pilot please check this full article and apply online.

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Paresh Baidya

Hello, Everyone I am Paresh Baidya. And an Experienced Airlines Staff.Apart from that, I am a YouTuber and Blogger of AVIATION DREAMER. And I love to making video and writing on the different topic and my hobbies are listening to music and traveling through the country.


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