I suppose some of us are there are probably curious about how much a does a cabin crew earn every month. Well, Today, I am going to expose the salary of the cabin crew industry… sensitive question ? I dont think so..
And after today, I guess many would agree with me why this is probably one of the best job in the world… with the added free travel and perks.
The salary of S_A Cabin Crews varies from month to month. This is because, we are paid according to the places we fly to or rather our scheduled duty roster.
The salary scheme is divided into: Basic + Allowance(Laundry + Transport etc) + IFA (In flight allowance) + Bulk (Meal + Overnight Allowance ).
Seriously, the money is not in the basic.. nor in the IFA(unless you are doing A345 or other long flights), but rather, the “bulk”. This is where you get most of your money.
I’ll leave out the technical calculations and the real numbers because sometimes, depending on the union, the figures do change.
But here is the basic you’ll get… drumroll please…
About $3500 every month, as stated in the SIA website.
Not alot ? well, that is NOT the real figure !
I’ve mentioned that the bulk of your salary comes from your meal allowance, and that is where you get to work all your magic. As a cabin crew, you can get to do COF with other crews and get some extra cash during the month… again, this is a bit technical and you need to clear your probation(6 months) before you can do that.
In a way, the station where you fly to, determines your salary of the month.
For example: if you get a long haul (Europe station etc) + a Mid haul (Japan or Australia) in a month, you will normally clear the $3500 figure. The good news is… this is common among all crews and our good rostering department tries their best to do that for you.
In a good month, sometimes you get to do 2 long haul flights… and that is where you really get paid alot…
As a crew, so far, the lowest, I say again… the lowest per month I’ve ever receive is about $3800…
and the highest ?
Sorry, I would say, its quite a huge salary and better paid than most professionals out there… but I can’t reveal anything more than that…
So, there you have it… the revelation of a cabin crew salary.
Truth is… money is good.. but don’t ever get consumed by it… it should never be one of the main reason for joining the cabin crew family… I personally feel that, if you are chasing the money, then you will never be happy as a crew.. but if you really enjoy meeting people and travelling… gosh… it is the perfect job !
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