B737, B747-400 and B757/767 Captains for SF Express

Shenzhen, China. 45 minutes from Hong Kong, in Southern China.
Up to $290,000 per year. $34,000 re-signing bonus.
08 Jun 2018
06 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Minimum requirements are as follows:

  • 500 hours’ PIC time on type (for candidates who are current within 12-24 months)
  • Type rated Captains should have one year of PIC experience
  • Total time 4000 hours
  • Aircraft type:  B737EFIS and NG, B757/767. 
  • For candidates who are not current on the B737/757/767, last flight must be within the past 24 months. 
  • CAAC LICENSE HOLDERS:  If you have a CAAC license on any aircraft, you may be eligible for a transition program.
  • Valid ATP license, valid passport, Class A Medical
  • Class 1 Instrument Rating
  • Must be from a country with diplomatic ties to China
  • No incidents or accidents, no license limitations
  • ICAO English proficiency level 4
  • Age 54 maximum for rated Captains
  • Age 45 maximum for Captains with no Boeing experience

Approximate NET compensation per month:

Not including the prorated amounts for the annual bonus and contract completion bonus, the basic guaranteed salary is approximately:

  • $22,905 per month (Residents)
  • $19,495 per month (Commuter)

The contract is based on a 50 hour minimum guarantee.Flight hours above 50 hours are calculated using $358/hour overtime rate.(based on Flight hours, NOT block hours)

NOTE:  At the current time, average flying per month is between 45-50 hours per month.  There may be opportunity for more hours as they grow, but right now you can expect these numbers.

Allowances are detailed below.The totals are as follows:

Resident Package:

  • Days off:  4 consecutive days/month (average 12-14 days off per mo)
  • Annual leave: 25 days
  • Re-signing bonus (contract renewal):  $37,200

Commuting Package:

  • Days off:  10 consecutive days per month or 4 weeks on 2 weeks off
  • Annual leave: no additional annual leave on commuting program
  • Re-signing bonus (contract renewal):  $37,200

For both Resident and Commuting Packages

  • Monthly guaranteed flight hours payment:  50 hours
  • Training pay: 
    • Ground training:  about 2-3 months, $9,502/month
    • Line training:  about 1-2 months, $14,003/month
    • All allowances are paid during training (living allowance, etc)
    • Hotel will be provided for one week after arrival in China
  • Sick leave:  up to 10 days/year with basic salary
  • Medical treatment period:   maximum of 6 month’s pay protection

The first month of the case will be paid with full basic salary and seniority pay plus 50% guaranteed flight allowance, then paid with full basic salary and seniority pay


  • Instructor upgrade:  basic salary increased by $1,140/month
  • Management position:  additional allowance and flying hours credit

Amounts are in RMB except where indicated with a $ sign indicating USD equivalent.

International School:  SF will pay the Capital Levy Fee (60,000RMB) for each child registered at Shekou International School.  The CLF is an enrollment fee, not the monthly tuition.


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