Why you should consider the Air Hostess salary before making a career choice

Why you should consider the Air Hostess salary before making a career choice

You must have heard many times that Air Hostesses are paid high salaries. No-No, it is not an Urban Myth – it is the reality!

So, you don’t believe me? Well, see for yourself, by the end of this blog post you’ll realize the truth of the above statement.

If you’ve already decided on your career path or are just weighing all your options, you should know that the Aviation Industry provides excellent benefits to its employees, and these benefits span across all areas of an employee’s life. Airline companies also recognize the importance of work-life enjoyment, and to keep their employees motivated, they are known to provide great deals on Holidays.

So, apart from visiting different cities, meeting exciting people, and living a life full of adventure, if you become an Air Hostesses, you’re going to enjoy a host of other perks which is going to make all your acquaintances very jealous.

So, Let’s start with the In Flight and Ground Service Salaries According to Job Title:

Domestic Airline In-flight and ground salaries are not fixed and may vary with the experience level and job title.


Here’s a detailed chart showing the average salary range prevailing for service staff with 0 to 2 years of work experience in the domestic airline market in India and across different airlines.

Job Category Annual Salary
Flight Attendant Rs.480,000 to 675,000
Senior Air Hostess Rs.550,000 to 825,000
Ground Attendant Rs.504,000 to 735,000
Cabin Crew Rs.504,000 to 702,000
Customer Service Agent Rs.360,000 to 432,000




A list detailing the salary of cabin crew members:


Corporation Cabin Crew Salary Per Month
Jet Airways 30,000/-
Air India 40,000/-
Indigo 31,250/-
Spicejet 35500/-
Vistara Airlines 30050/-
GoAir 31175
Jagson Airlines 28450


The Domestic Air Hostess Salary is also dependent on several factors; some of them are as follows:

  • Years of Experience
  • Communication Skills
  • Status of the Airline Company
  • Status of the Air Hostess Academy


  1. Years of Experience – As Julius Ceaser said, and I quote “Experience is the teacher of all things.” There’s no doubt in anybody’s mind that as you get more experienced and gain more real-world exposure, you become a much valuable As a result, as your experience level increases, your salary also gets higher.
  2. Communication skills – You will be interacting with a bunch of contrasting characters in your career with the Aviation Industry. Be it Wailing babies, cranky adults, snooty businessmen or South Delhi Aunties, all of them will be in your care from the moment they enter the flight. And you need to make sure that you can communicate with all of them fluently (well, not exactly with the babies – But you can give it a shot). For this reason, Communication skills are considered a major factor in the placement process by the companies.


  1. Status of the Airline company – The bigger the company, the higher the pay scale they offer. To know how can you become a desirable candidate for such companies check out my article Your Go-To guide to becoming an Airhostess | Salary, Eligibility, Course Fees and More.


Types of Airlines:

Your salary will also be dependent on the type of Airline company you work for: Domestic or Foreign. It is no industry secret that the foreign airlines pay much higher than the Domestic ones, this is because these companies require employees with specific linguistic skills and deep cultural understanding, these traits are necessary to handle the day to day needs of the various passengers.

Now, the Airlines can also be characterized as:

  • Full-service Carriers – These Airlines offer complimentary meals, Alcohol and other types of beverages to the passengers. They also feature Business class and first-class services. FSCs operate on long, inter-continental routes. Meaning you get allowances for your stay overseas.

Some of the top employers in this Airline type is:

  1. Air India
  2. Vistara
  3. Jet Airways


  • Low-Cost Carriers – These Airlines only offer complimentary water, and the passengers have to pay money to get meals and beverages. Not many LCCs travel to foreign companies, so the scope to earn extra allowance is quite limited here.

Top employers in this Airline type are:

  1. Air India Express
  2. IndiGo
  3. SpiceJet
  4. GoAir
  5. AirAsia India

The following table will also give you an idea regarding the pay range you can expect if you join any one of the following companies:


Airline Company Monthly Salary
Spice Jet 35500
Air India 42750
Vistara 30050
Air IndiGo 33750
Jet Airways 36455
GoAir 31175
Jagson Airlines 28450



  1. Status of the Air Hostess Academy – Your Personal brand pays a significant role in determining the zeroes on your paycheck. And in the Aviation Industry, the one easy way to build your brand is to be associated with a big Air Hostess Training Academy. Here’s a list of some of the most prominent players in the Air Hostess Training Academy circles:
  • Applied Professional Training (APT)
  • Air Hostess Academy, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Delhi, Mumbai
  • Frankfinn Institute of Air Hostess, New Delhi, and Mumbai
  • Rai University, Ahmedabad
  • Rajiv Gandhi Memorial College of Aeronautics, Jaipur
  • Universal Aviation Academy, Chennai



Promotion prospects:

The airline industry is also characterized by excellent growth opportunities.

It is highly probable that you’ll join the Airline industry as a flight attendant. In that case, you can expect to draw a basic salary, and after completing two years of service and completing Flight Duty Time Limitation, you’ll get a pay rise.

You can expect promotions in the following categories in the following order:

  • Flight Purser:After you’ve worked as a flight attendant for two years you can be promoted to a flight pursuer.
  • Senior Purser:You can become a senior pursuer after working 3 or four years as cabin crew.
  • Cabin Service Supervisor:After gaining experience of more than four years while working as a cabin crew member, you can get promoted as a cabin crew supervisor.
  • Cabin Service Director:And after completing five years or more as cabin crew they can ultimately be promoted as Cabin service Director.

However, you need to remember that these designations are just common standards and they may vary with the guidelines of different companies.

Benefits you can get by joining as an Air Hostess or Cabin Crew:

Additional Perks:

Now it’s time to dwell more in-depth in the perk section we mentioned earlier in this article:


  • Subsidized traveling (for you as well as your family) – This will include air tickets, car rental, accommodation, and
  • 13-17 off days per month
  • Retirement benefits
  • Life Insurance & Health Insurance
  • You can be a part of high-profile parties

As with everything else, and battling the threat of sounding completely repetitive – I remind you again that these perks/benefits are not set in stone and may vary from company to company.



Hopefully, now you agree with all my earlier claims. Just remember the time you spend pursuing these courses – Is going to be one of the happiest phases in your life.

Try to make the most of it.


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