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Cabin crew member shares how much money she makes per year

Cabin crew member shares how much money she makes per year

She also shared the pros and cons of being a flight attendant

The idea of getting paid to travel around the world sounds like an absolute dream to many of us.

But before pursuing anything, it's always worth listening to the people who work in the industry.

Career match service urfuture - who help people find their perfect job - recently chatted to a flight attendant about how much she earns, along with the pros and cons of the job.

Taking to their TikTok page (@urfutureapp), an interviewer was in Chester city centre to ask people what they do for a living.

How much do flight attendants get paid? (Eyesfoto/Getty Images)
How much do flight attendants get paid? (Eyesfoto/Getty Images)

That's when they ran into a flight attendant who 'started flying' when she was 18.

"I was actually quite poorly when I was in college and I was doing fashion design and had half a sleeve in tattoos," the cabin crew member explained.

"And then I had time off, and I was like, 'What do I actually want to do with my life?' And I applied for an airline, and I got it.

"Pros is that I get to go to nice places now and again, mainly Caribbean.

"Cons is that it can be long days. A minimum shift for me, shortest shift we do is about 10 hours."

She said that you definitely need to be 'good with people because you're meeting new people every day'.

On how much she earns, the frequent traveller said: "I earn about two and a half grand after tax a month."

And according to fellow cabin crew staff, it seems that what she was saying sounds about right, as one person wrote in the comments: "I am cabin crew (short-haul) and yes, we do earn around £2,300-£2,500 after tax (a bit less during winter as we not as busy).

"Cabin managers earn even more. Depends on airline. Longhaul even more!"

"Depending on airlines you work for. I got paid more than 30k a year excluding bonuses. We get double bonus on certain occasions," a second said.

"I'm cabin crew and at my new airline I am earning same or more than her at summer time. So yeah some airlines you do get paid well for being cabin crew," a third added.

It turns out cabin crew aren't badly paid (James Lauritz/Getty Stock Images)
It turns out cabin crew aren't badly paid (James Lauritz/Getty Stock Images)

As a fourth pointed out: "Everyone saying cabin crew don’t earn over 30k has clearly never worked as cabin crew lol."

"I’m cabin crew and I earn over £35K a year," someone else said.

Meanwhile, according to Indeed, the average base salary for a flight attendant in the UK is £18,459, based on 561 salaries from past and present job posts on Indeed in the past 36 months.

"The typical tenure for a Flight Attendant is 1-3 years," the job finding website said.

Featured Image Credit: Eyesfoto/James Lauritz/Getty Images

Topics: Money, Travel