What is the salary of an Air hostess in India

Published on : 10th March 2018    Author : Tanvi Mittal
Career in Air Hostess

Air-hostess is one of the jobs which is a perfect example of women empowerment. It not only allows girls to have better jobs but also better compensation. This job among many other jobs is actually empowering women, we all know the kind of work environment they have and not to forget their whooping salaries. An air hostess job is not an easy job, but when one sees the salary in their account, then they are relieved. An air hostess salary is one of the highest among all the jobs belonging in this industry where hospitality and personality are necessary eligibility criteria.

Being an air hostess is one of the highest paying jobs. An air hostess job is not just limited to serving food and water to the passengers, but to take care of their comfort, safety and first-aid. At times of emergencies, they need to go a step further and help all the passengers. Of course being an air hostess at a very young age, i.e., after completing 10+2 is a good paying job when compared to any other job taken up by students of this age. 

An air hostess as a career has always been a premium option in India. Let's talk about the actual salary of an air hostess, in India for the domestic airlines; a candidate gets around ₹ 25,000 to ₹ 40,000 per month depending upon the company at entry level. For the international airlines; they will get ₹ 40,000 to ₹ 75,000 per month for the same. With experience, this salary increases to ₹ 1.25 Lacs per month for domestic airlines and ₹ 1.75 Lacs per month for international airlines.

Apart from the basic salary; whenever an air hostess exceeds the total number of on-flight hours, they are entitled to an additional pay per hour. It could be somewhere between ₹ 375 per hour to ₹ 525 per hours as per various company’s flying allowance. In case, there would be any over-night halt; then they will be entitled to a layover allowance up to ₹ 500 per layovers along with decent hotel accommodation.

Additional benefits for an air hostess are as follows:

  • Subsidized travelling (for the family as well), includes air tickets, car rental, accommodation.
  • 13-17 off days per month
  • Retirement benefits
  • Life Insurance
  • Health Insurance
  • Kit Allowance

So now you know that being an air hostess is a phenomenal career option for young girls who have excellent communication skills and pleasant personality. Don't forget to look closely at the eligibility criteria for being an air hostess.

  • Education - 12th Class Pass
  • Age - 19-27 years
  • Height - Minimum 5 feet and 2 inches
  • It is a general rule that a candidate should have a clear complexion and should be unmarried

It is more about one's passion and dream to fly high. Girls, who find themselves passionate for flying, they should definitely pursue it.

Also Read:- 10 Things you should know about being an Air Hostess

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Bhupesh Mahale
August 28, 2020
12th T.Y.B.SC (chemistry)
Exams Planner
August 31, 2020
Yes, you are eligible for the air hostess course.
Muntazir alam
April 16, 2020
I want to do degree in cabin crew so how many month after I can get cab crew job
Exams Planner
April 17, 2020
You can start applying in the last semester of your degree programme. The exact time in which you will get the job cannot be informed. That will depend upon the vacancies and how the interview will go.