A key sign of the shortage is the rapidly rising compensation packages regional airlines now offer. Recent hourly wage increases, bonuses, and other financial incentives boost earnings for first-year First Officers at several carriers to well in excess of $60,000. Another indicator: Regionals are establishing programs to support aspiring airline pilots through partnerships with flight training schools. These programs provide financial assistance during training, and jobs once trainees reach airline minimums. The programs offered by Envoy Air and Mesa, GoJet, SkyWest, and ExpressJet, in partnership with ATP Flight School for example, provide tuition reimbursement while training, and additional payments while working as flight instructors to build the hours required for an ATP license. At least ten regionals offer $11,000 or more in tuition reimbursement at ATP Flight School. These programs provide a path to a job at a regional, and in some, a “flow through” agreement with automatic advancement to a major airline, such as American Airlines, in as little as six years.