Average Flight Attendant salary in South Africa 2024

The average flight attendant salary in South Africa in 2024 is R17,445.00 per month. A flight attendant’s salary varies depending […]

Average Flight Attendant salary

The average flight attendant salary in South Africa in 2024 is R17,445.00 per month. A flight attendant’s salary varies depending on the employer and the city in which they work. According to Payscale and Indeed, popular South African airlines pay the following average annual salary for flight attendants:

  • South African Airway’s average salary is R245,659.00;
  • Airlink’s average salary is R148,086.00;
  • Mango Airlines’ average salary is R177,000.00;
  • RPC’s average salary is R176,549.00; and
  • SA FlyFair’s average salary is R176,000.00.

According to the yearly salaries listed above, airlines in South Africa pay close to the national average for Flight Attendants. The city in which one works is important and can help one increase his or her salary.

The following table shows the average annual salary for Flight Attendants in South African cities.

#City/ ProvinceAverage Salary
1Johannesburg, Gauteng R300,373.00
2Mafikeng, North WestR202,940.00
3Cape Town, Western Cape R201,378.00
4Mpumalanga R198,242.00
5Pretoria, Gauteng R182,549.00
6Gauteng R179,203.00
7Rusternburg, North WestR173,982.00
8Potgietersrus, Limpopo R171,373.00
9Kempton Park, Gauteng R155,397.00

The level of education of a flight attendant can also have an impact on their salary. A Flight Attendant with a higher certificate or diploma, for example, earns an average salary of R13,700.00. A Flight Attendant with a Bachelor’s degree earns an average salary of R21,500.00, which is 57% more than those with a Diploma.

A master’s degree can also help Flight Attendants earn more money. Flight attendants with a master’s degree earn an average of R36,000.00 per month, a 68% increase over those with a bachelor’s degree.

A Flight Attendant’s salary is also heavily influenced by his or her level of experience. We look at the salary levels of Flight Attendants in South Africa based on their work experience below.

Average Flight Attendant salary with 0 – 2 years of work experience in 2024

Flight Attendants with 0 to 2 years of work experience earn an average monthly salary of R12,000.00. The majority of these flight attendants have advanced certificates or diplomas. Flight attendants with little experience can earn as little as R10,600.00 per month.

A Flight Attendant’s monthly salary can reach R13,670.00. Flight Attendants with two years of experience can expect to earn R13,670.00 per month. With the same level of experience, a bachelor’s degree can increase a Flight Attendant’s salary by up to 57%.

Average Flight Attendant salary with 3 – 5 years of work experience in 2024

A Flight Attendant with 3 to 5 years of experience can expect to earn R16,000.00 per month on average. The salary is 34% higher than the average salary for Flight Attendants with 0 to 2 years of experience.

Flight Attendants with 3 years of experience earn the lowest monthly salary available in this category, which is R14,209.00  Those with 3 years but a bachelor’s degree can earn more than those without a bachelor’s degree.

The highest monthly salary available in this category is R18,500.00. Flight Attendants with 5 years of experience, particularly those with a bachelor’s degree, can earn this salary. Other employers can still pay the highest salary in this category to flight attendants without a degree.

Average Flight Attendant salary with 6 – 10 years of work experience in 2024

A Flight Attendant with 6 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn R23,700.00 per month on average. The salary is 48% higher than the average salary for Flight Attendants with 3 to 5 years of experience.

Flight Attendants with 6 to 10 years of experience can earn up to R26,000.00 per month. Those with 10 years of work experience, especially if they have a degree, are likely to earn R26,000.00 per month.

Those with 6 years of experience are the lowest-paid flight attendants in this category. A flight attendant with 6 years of experience can expect to earn R19,000.00 per month on average.

Average Flight Attendant salary with 11 – 15 years of work experience in 2024 

A Flight Attendant with 11 to 15 years of experience can expect to earn R28,900.00 per month on average. The salary is a 22% raise over the average salary of Flight Attendants with 6 to 10 years of experience.

Flight Attendants with a postgraduate degree can expect to earn more than the category average. Flight attendants with 11 to 15 years of experience and a postgraduate degree can earn more than R30,000.00 per month.

Average Flight Attendant salary with 16 – 20 years of work experience in 2024

A Flight Attendant with 16 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn R31,500.00 per month on average. This is a 9% raise over the average salary of Flight Attendants with 11 to 15 years of experience.

Those with more than 20 years of experience can earn more than R34,000 per month. However, the salary of a flight attendant with less than 16  years of experience does not rise as rapidly as those with 16 or more years in the field.

Conclusion 

The salary of a flight attendant is above average when compared to the salaries of other professions. However, one can increase his or her own salary by doing a few things correctly, such as working for a company that offers more financial rewards in the form of bonuses and other benefits.