How much do Cabin Crew get paid?

Ever wondered how different airlines compare when it comes to the salaries and benefits they offer their Cabin Crew?

The average base salary for UK-based Cabin Crew is around £16,500, but there are definitely other perks you get depending on which airline you work for.

Read on to find out more!

Air Canada

Salary:

Between £12,284 to £24,919 ($21,000 – $42,600 CAD) including bonuses.

Benefits:

  • Medical and dental insurance plans
  • Visioncare
  • Productivity bonuses
  • Discounted employee travel

Other perks:

  • Promotional opportunities
  • Permanent contracts
  • Flexible working hours

Air France

Salary:

Approximately £29,980 (34,000 euros) including bonuses.

Benefits:

  • Productivity bonuses
  • Charitable gift matching
  • Gym membership
  • Employee Discount Scheme
  • Vision insurance
  • Medical/dental plans
  • Discounted staff travel

Other perks:

  • Permanent contracts
  • Training and development routes post-employment
  • Flexible hours

British Airways

Salary:

Starting at £14,262 per annum with average reward package between £23,000 and £28,000.

Benefits:

  • Hourly payment with flying
  • Bonuses for achieving performance targets
  • Commission on in-flight retail sales
  • Travel discounts across network and other airlines (after 6 months)
  • Free Heathrow Airport parking while on holiday
  • Heathrow Express discounts
  • Concessions on car hire, hotels and shops
  • Unlimited discount airfares for friends and family
  • Contributory company pension scheme
  • Life insurance
  • Access to BA Health Services
  • Subsidised restaurants
  • Julien MacDonald designer uniform

Other perks:

  • 30 days annual leave rising to 34 days per year
  • Preference bidding for periodic work schedules
  • Investment in further training and development

Cathay Pacific

Salary:

Starting at approximately £20,400 ($204,000 HK dollars).

Benefits:

  • Staff travel
  • Comprehensive insurance plan

Other perks:

  • Further training
  • Flexible hours

easyJet

Salary:

Starting salary approximately £10,000 and £60 per day sector pay.

Benefits:

  • Heavily reduced airfares
  • Discounts on hotels, car hire and holidays
  • Commission on in-flight sales

Other perks:

  • Promotional possibilities after one year
  • On-the-job training, shadowing and e-learning opportunities
  • easyJet Plus! Benefits

Emirates

Salary:

Approximately £2,095 per month (AED 9,770).

Benefits:

  • Meal allowances
  • Hotel accommodation
  • Concessional travel including other airlines
  • Shared, furnished accommodation including bills
  • Free uniform and dry-cleaning
  • One annual leave ticket to your country of origin (or anywhere, after 3 years)
  • Transport between accommodation and college/airport

Other perks:

  • 30 days a year holiday

Etihad Airways

Salary:

Between £20,000 – £21,000 (tax free for certain nationalities).

Financial benefits:

  • Free uniform and dry-cleaning
  • Travel discounts for friends and relatives
  • One annual leave ticket per year to fly home
  • Free upgrades for staff travel when available
  • Luxury layover accommodation
  • Married Persons Accommodation Allowance
  • End of service benefit
  • Discount card for regional shops and facilities

JetStar Airways

Salary:

Starting salary of roughly £1,300 per month (AUD 2400).

Benefits:

  • Staff travel opportunities
  • Employee Discount Scheme
  • Medical and dental plans
  • Productivity bonuses

Other perks:

  • Post-employment training and development opportunities
  • Permanent contracts
  • Flexible working hours

KLM

Salary:

Starting at £1,923 (2,181 euros) per month.

Benefits:

  • 8% holiday bonus
  • Profit sharing
  • 13th month salary
  • Pension scheme
  • Discounts on tickets after 6 months
  • Daily allowance when on location
  • Travel allowance and free use of Schiphol bus network
  • Discounts on a variety of hotels/car hire/insurance companies/cultural institutes

Other perks:

  • Permanent contract after first year dependent on performance
  • Minimum 32 days of annual leave depending on age
  • 5 extra days to compensate public holidays
  • Relatively flexible roster with request system
  • Further development courses
  • Career advancement opportunities

Lufthansa

Salary:

Approximately £21,000 plus expenses.

Benefits:

  • Discounted rates for hotels and car rental agencies
  • Uniform provided
  • Holiday bonus
  • Reduced airfares for staff and relatives

Other perks:

  • Long-term contracts

Norwegian

Salary:

Approximately £22,000.

Benefits:

  • Reduced staff travel

Other perks:

  • 30 days paid holiday a year

Qantas

Salary:

Between £21,000 and £23,000.

Benefits:

  • Reduced fares for staff
  • Superannuation policy
  • Productivity bonuses
  • Discounts on select hotels and car hire

Other perks:

  • Chance to undertake further training and development
  • Employed under Enterprise Bargaining Agreements
  • Ability to purchase additional leave

Ryanair

Salary:

Between £16,000 and £21,000.

Benefits:

  • Allowance paid during training
  • Free uniform for first year and uniform allowance from second year
  • Flight duty pay / sales bonuses
  • Staff travel

Other perks:

  • Promotional opportunities
  • Wide choice of bases
  • Stable roster
  • Permanent contract and seasonal positions, depending on country

TUI Airways

Salary:

Between £12,900 and £14,500 for fixed-term contracts.

Benefits:

  • Discounts on select TUI Group holidays
  • Reduced staff airfares

Other perks:

  • Development and training opportunities

Wizz Air

Salary:

Starting salary between £22,000 and £23,000.

Benefits:

  • Staff travel opportunities
  • Free training
  • Travel discounts for family and friends

Other perks:

  • Permanent contracts available
  • Post-employment training and development opportunities
  • Scheduled hours published in advance

As you can see, many airlines offer similar pay and benefits, but it’s always worth remembering that each company is able to offer different advantages.

It’s up to you to figure out where you think your attributes and skills would fit best, and what’s important to you with regards to lifestyle and other perks.

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