Salary & BenefitsTips & advice for aviation professionals
The subject of salary for cabin crew is often shrouded in mystery, largely due to the fact that current members of crew are advised by their airline not to discuss their salaries. So we spoke to cabin crew expert, Patricia Green, to find out what cabin crew could realistically earn.
The starting salary for a newly qualified first officer working for a small operation may be around £22,000 and could rise to well over £100,000 for an experienced long-haul captain. We reveal how much a pilot could earn with different airlines, flying different types of aircraft.
Airline pilots were the 4th highest paid profession in the UK in 2016, earning an average of £86,915 before tax. Here’s a breakdown of what you can expect to earn depending on whether you fly long haul or short haul flights. We’ve also included some examples of airlines for each.