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SkyWest Airlines Overview

St. George, UT
10000+ employees
Company - Public (SKYW)
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
As a leading air service provider offering global access to millions of people each month, SkyWest partners with the world's largest network carriers including United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, American Airlines and Alaska Airlines. With a fleet of 500 aircraft ... Read more

Mission: We understand and value the priceless commodity of time. We respect every individual's quality of life, and are committed to promoting dignity and trust in all we do.

Our Guiding Principles:
-Health and Safety ... Read more

Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2020 (#89)

Best Places to Interview: 2017 (#73)

Company Updates

  • SkyWest Airlines has been named a Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award recipient, recognized as one of the Best Places to Work in 2020. This award is a reflection of the unmatched culture and team-based environment our employees enjoy.

  • SkyWest will be operating 25 more Embraer E175s for United. The aircraft will be placed into service starting next quarter through the first part of 2021. SkyWest Airlines is the nation’s largest regional airline and we keep growing! Join our amazing team of professionals today.

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SkyWest Airlines – Why Work With Us?

With a fleet of 500 aircraft, SkyWest’s 14,000 aviation professionals operate nearly 2,400 flights each day to 267 destinations throughout North America.

As a leading air service provider offering global access to millions of people each month, SkyWest partners with the world’s largest network carriers including Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, American Airlines and Alaska Airlines. SkyWest is known for its industry-leading workforce, exceptional leadership team, and continued solid operational and economic performance. The airline is headquartered in St. George, Utah.


We understand and value the priceless commodity of time. We respect every individual's quality of life and are committed to promoting dignity and trust in all we do.

We Strive to Be:

The Partner of Choice  –  The Employer of Choice  –  The Investment of Choice

Our Guiding Principles

  • Health and Safety First
  • Excellent Service and Quality
  • Personal and Operational Reliability
  • Fairness and Consistency
  • Respect and Teamwork
  • Personal and Corporate Integrity
  • Superior Profitability and Efficient Use of All Resources

SkyWest Airlines is Your Career Destination

SkyWest Airlines is the career destination for 14,000 professionals who are literally "going places" with their careers.

While our business reputation is based upon our stability, operational and fiscal savvy, the true essence of SkyWest's success has always been our people. We operate in a customer-focused, team-based environment and provide limitless opportunities for dedicated individuals to move their career in positive directions. Bring your positive attitude, skills and commitment to the SkyWest team and take your career to new heights!

Welcome aboard the greatest flight of your life!

  • Pilot
  • A&P Mechanic
  • Flight Attendant
  • Avionics
  • Dispatch
  • Crew Support
  • Ramp Agent
  • Cross Utilized Agent
  • Ticket & Gate Agent
  • Provisions
  • Internships
  • Corporate


Career Benefits


Employees and eligible family members have unlimited space-available travel privileges on SkyWest’s vast route system and the opportunity to travel at substantially reduced fares with other carriers. 

Health Insurance

All full-time SkyWest employees have the opportunity to select a health plan from a number of options including a PPO and consumer-driven health plans with HSA. Dental and vision plans are also available. 


SkyWest offers 401(k) plans with generous matching, a stock purchase plan and quarterly companywide Performance Rewards program that allow employees to share in the Company’s operational and financial success. 

Disability and Life Insurance

SkyWest provides all eligible full-time employees with life insurance at no cost to the employee. Additional life insurance options are available. SkyWest also protects employees during unexpected situations when they may be unable to work due to illness or injury. They have a long term disability program that is paid entirely by SkyWest, as well as two optional short-term disability programs.

Time Away From Work

SkyWest provides eligible employees with a variety of resources that promote scheduling flexibility and allow them to take paid time away from work, including user hours, vacation hours, and leave of absence programs.

Employee Assistant Program

SkyWest provides an employee assistance program at no cost to employees. The plan confidentially assists you and your family members is overcoming problems that may affect you at home or work such as drug or alcohol dependency, marital difficulties, financial counseling or psychiatric care.

SkyWest Pilot Programs

SkyWest Pilot Pathway Program - Become a SkyWest Cadet and enjoy enhanced seniority, mentorship and a guaranteed final interview at SkyWest. Learn more and apply at

SkyWest Rotor Transition Program - SkyWest is now offering $20,000 in tuition reimbursement for fixed-wing transition training. Plus military pilots recieve a $7,500 bonus! Learn more at

SkyWest Experience Credit Program - At SkyWest, experience pays. SkyWest offers a year-for-year pay credit match for FAR Part 121 experience. That means that every year you have worked at a FAR Part 121 carrier counts towards your compensation and benefits (up to 10 years). Plus, we're offering a $7,500 bonus for experience pilots. Learn more and apply:

SkyWest Airlines Reviews

  • Featured Review

    Helpful (8)

    "Extraordinary entry level aircraft mechanic opportunity"

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - A&P Mechanic in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - A&P Mechanic in Salt Lake City, UT
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SkyWest Airlines full-time (Less than a year)


    The parts and resource availability is outstanding. I feel confident that I can always receive and answer to a question. They are dedicated to ensuring the aircraft are safe to fly. The flight benefits are great. Corporate is good about answering questions about benefits and employment. You get to be exposed to all systems of the aircraft which is cool. I get excited to go to work every night.


    Very small hanger for the workload, it gets a bit interesting towing the aircraft around. Aging equipment. Hold more training classes.

    Advice to Management

    One on one initial training could be improved. The trainers should be more in harmony with procedures and not bombard new mechanics with different methods of doing one task. Allow overtime opportunities during probation period.

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SkyWest Airlines Photos

SkyWest Airlines photo of: Our pilots enjoy 20 domiciles and flying agreements with four mainline partners.
SkyWest Airlines photo of: SkyWest Flight Attendant
SkyWest Airlines photo of: Our A&P maintenance technicians ensure the safe operation of every aircraft in our growing fleet.
SkyWest Airlines photo of: Our avionics technicians troubleshoot and repair maintenance functions on our growing fleet of aircraft.
SkyWest Airlines photo of: Our customer service team is responsible for many things, including the marshaling of aircraft.
SkyWest Airlines photo of: Our dispatchers ensure the operational control of our day-to-day flight operations.
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SkyWest Airlines Interviews



Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview




  1. Featured Interview


    A&P Mechanic Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Palm Springs, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at SkyWest Airlines (Palm Springs, CA) in August 2019.


    The interviewer was very nice and also helpful. There was a panel of 2 persons. There was no testing involved only oral questions. I got a chance to ask about the hiring process from here as I never had a job as an A&P mechanic.

    Interview Questions

    • Mostly safety questions and the ability to get along with others and avoiding confrontation.   1 Answer
    • How do I feel about working graveyard and holidays   1 Answer
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SkyWest Airlines Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to Work, Glassdoor Employees Choice Award, 2020
  • Best Places to Interview 2017, Glassdoor, 2017
  • America’s Best Employers, Forbes, 2015
  • World's Most Admired Companies, Fortune, 2019
  • Best Companies to Work For, Fortune, 2015
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Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

First Job Programs

Maintain entry-level hiring and career development programs to give people career starts

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