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Average Flight Attendant Salary in Australia

AU$47,665
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
AU$4,000
Bonus
AU$3,050
Commission
AU$2,000
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Flight Attendant in Australia is AU$47,665.
10%
A$40k
MEDIAN
A$48k
90%
A$71k
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AU$40k - AU$71k
Bonus
AU$811 - AU$15k
Profit Sharing
AU$500 - AU$6k
Commission
AU$0 - AU$3k
Total Pay
AU$40k - AU$81k
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What Do Flight Attendants Do?

Flight Attendant Tasks
  • Greet fliers, accept tickets, assist with luggage, and direct passengers to their seats.
  • Keep the passenger area hygienic and in keeping with appearance standards.
  • Make announcements, answer questions, and resolve emergent problems.
  • Serve and/or sell meals, beverages and in-flight entertainment.
  • Provide safety overviews to all passengers, particularly the exit rows.

Popular Employer Salaries for Flight Attendant

The top respondents for the job title Flight Attendant are from the companies Qantas, Virgin Blue and Tiger Airways. Reported salaries are highest at Virgin Blue where the average pay is AU$55,543. Tiger Airways pays the lowest at around AU$42,900.

Career Paths

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What is the Pay by Experience Level for Flight Attendants?

An entry-level Flight Attendant with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$43,126 based on 34 salaries. An early career Flight Attendant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$45,002 based on 103 salaries. A mid-career Flight Attendant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$52,796 based on 29 salaries. An experienced Flight Attendant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$55,965 based on 14 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$54,000.
Employees with Flight Attendant in their job title in Melbourne, Victoria earn an average of 6.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Adelaide, South Australia (4.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory (ACT) (17.6% less), Darwin, Northern Territory (10.9% less) and Brisbane, Queensland (4.7% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 198 survey responses.
Entry Level
17.2%
Early Career
52.0%
Mid Career
14.6%
Experienced
7.1%
Late Career
9.1%