CareFlite Crews Negotiate Fresh Deal

 - February 5, 2008, 4:23 AM

The pilots of Dallas-based CareFlite have approved a new contract including a pay hike, ending more than a year of work (and grueling negotiations) without a contract. The new three-year contract includes expanded pay and benefits for the pilots, including guaranteed overtime, annual pay increases of up to 6.2 percent and an average starting salary between $47,561 and $66,000. The new deal also provides expanded benefits, including long-term disability, three choices in health-insurance plans and a 6-percent match from the company for pilots’ 401(k) plans. CareFlite provides both air- and ground-based ambulance services throughout north Texas.