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Last updated: 2019-05-31
Valid to: 2019-06-28
Job Role:
Pilot, Captain / Commander
Aircraft type:
Boeing B777, Boeing Boeing Other Type
Job description

Contract Term: 2 years

Base: Beijing or Shanghai

Option 1 - 56 days of Annual Leave

Total Compensation:

Captain A1: $19,200 USD/month (Shanghai Base), or $17,200 USD/month (Beijing Base), Plus Bonus

Captain J: $18,000 USD/month (Shanghai Base), or $16,000 USD/month (Beijing Base), Plus Bonus

Option 2 - 84 days of Annual Leave

Captain J: $17,000 USD/month (Shanghai Base), or $15,000 USD/month (Beijing Base), Plus Bonus

Training Pay: During Ground school and flight training: 50% of Monthly Basic Salary plus $3,000 of Living Allowance. During supervised line training: 80% of Monthly Basic Salary plus $4,000 for Living, Travel and base allowance. (length depends on skill level)

NOTE: Air China Cargo uses two designations for Captains: Captain A1 and Captain J.

Captain J (2nd Pilot in Command) are fully qualified and allowed to take off, cruise, and land. Their flight time is recorded in the logbook as PIC time. Since most flights are staffed with two Captains, the most senior will always be Captain A1. Major decisions such as diversions, etc. are always the responsibility of the Captain A1. You can expect to be upgraded from SPIC Captain J to Captain A1 in 1-2 years depending on flight experience and performance.


Salary based on 80 hours O/T rate is $165 for PIC and $150 for SPIC.


After completion of: 2 Years - $3,000 USD, 3 Years - $3,900 USD, 4 Years - $4,875 USD, 5 Years - $5,850 USD, 6 Years - $6,730 USD, 7 Years - $7,400 USD, 8 Years - $7,770 USD

9 Years - $7,925 USD, 10 Years - $8,000 USD

Contract Renewal: If you renew your contract, base pay will increase $500 per month.

Sick leave: maximum of 30 days sick leave per month.

Insurance benefits: Medical and dental insurance is available. Loss of Medical license insurance is also available.

Travel benefits. 10 round trip standby tickets of international flights and 3 round trip standby tickets of China domestic flights on Air China per year after completing the first 6 months of service (must pay tax and fuel surcharge). For use by pilot and immediate family. Jump seat available for pilot on all ACC flights.


ACC will provide 4-start hotel accommodations while on duty. They will also provide one week of hotel accommodations when you start training to give you time to find an apartment.

Loss of CAAC Medical License Insurance exclusively for foreign pilots in China is available.
Apartment rental assistance provided
Chinese speaking support staff provided day-to-day support with "living in China" issues
Expat status may dramatically reduce your national tax liability. Consult your CPA for tax advice. See below.

Note about Compensation and Taxation:
The compensation amounts listed above have been provided by the airline. The airline has agreed to pay all taxes owed in China on the different compensation amounts and provide a tax receipt to the pilot. All tax matters are handled by the airline including payment of tax and provision of a tax receipt. WASINC does not pay taxes on behalf of either the pilot or airline, nor does it provide tax receipts. As taxes in China vary by jurisdiction and the type of payment received, we highly recommend that all candidates confirm directly with the airline as to how much tax is paid in China in order to obtain a full understanding of the compensation associated with the job listing. Pilots are ultimately responsible for any tax owed in their home country which may or may not be affected by tax paid by the airline.

Disclaimer -
The job opportunities posted by WASINC International are solely governed by the statutes, regulations, policies and laws of the local jurisdiction and country in which the job is located. The sole labor protections and entitlements afforded to an applicant will be those that are available in the jurisdiction in which the job is located. Any laws which may exist in an applicant's home country or any other country shall not be applicable. WASINC International has no control over the requirements established by each airline nor control of the ultimate hiring decision which are dictated by the airline and the laws of the jurisdiction where the airline conducts its business. In making an application to WASINC International, you agree to waive any claim against WASINC International related to such job requirements or the hiring process.

Total Compensation:
Captain A1: $18,200 USD/month (Shanghai Base), or $16,200 USD/month (Beijing Base),


Minimum requirements are as follows:

  • B777 and B744 rated Captains: 500 hours PIC time on type (total 2000 hours PIC time)
  • 5000 hours total time
  • Current within 12 months (must have a valid/current PC)
  • Valid ATP license, valid passport, Class A Medical
  • Must be from a country with diplomatic ties to China
  • No incidents or accidents, no license limitations
  • Maximum age 58