What Is The Average Air Hostess Salary?
An air hostess salary starts at around £12,000 – £14,000 annually and the average salary is around £14,500. With a few years of experience this rises to around £16,000 – £20,000 per year. Becoming a purser (or even chief purser in larger planes), will increase your salary to £20,000 – £25,000 annually or even more. International flight on large air planes tend to pay more than domestic flights on smaller planes. In general air hostesses stay in the job for less than 20 years.
How Is Salary Determined?
An air hostess salary consists of multiple components, but not all airliners offer the same salary terms. Some of these components are:
- Base pay: This is the salary you receive every month.
- Flight pay: Some airline companies offer you an additional flight pay when flying at night, or you are paid over-time on longer flight/tours (multiple flights).
- Commission: Most airliners sell in flight good like perfume and tobacco, on which you can get a sales commission.
- Allowance: This can be some kind of spending money for when you have to wait one or more days before your flight returns. Also, it’s not uncommon to be compensated for expenses like the dry cleaner.
- Profit sharing: When the company’s doing fine, you’ll do too.
And of course: The free flights! As an air hostess working directly for an airliner, you get to fly for free (or heavily discounted) yourself, and sometimes even your direct family. Also, when you won’t be returning on a flight right away when working, a nice hotel to stay is provided. And if you’re lucky, you’ll find yourself staying in a luxurious resort for a few days…
How Much Does An Air Hostess Make?
Air Hostesses make between £12,000 and £30,000 depending on seniority, rank, airline, and type of flights they are able to work.
How Do I Become An Air Hostess?
The first step is to take training. There are many processes, procedures, and techniques you need to learn to be effective at your job of serving passengers, protecting the passengers, and representing the airline that employs you.