What is the salary for Singapore Airlines Cabin Crew?

Jun 29, 2019 | Cabin Crew

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(Last updated on: 28/09/2020)

If you’re hoping to become Singapore Airlines Cabin Crew, then it is very likely that you will be wondering what the salary is! However, there isn’t one straightforward answer to this question. Singapore Airlines Cabin Crew salary is made up of several different components: Basic salary, inflight allowance, turnaround allowance, uniform allowance, transport allowance and layover allowance! I’ll explain each of these below.

You may also be interested in my post ‘Becoming Singapore Airlines Cabin Crew’.

Basic Salary

The basic salary is the lowest salary you will earn as Cabin Crew, but it doesn’t change regardless of the number of hours you fly. Singapore Airlines Cabin Crew have a basic salary of between $1,380 – $2,215 a month.

Inflight Allowance

You will also receive an inflight allowance. This is calculated from the moment you check in to work to the moment you check out. The inflight pay for Singapore Airlines Cabin Crew is $9.5 an hour. However, this rises to $12.8 an hour after 27 months employment. You will also be paid 2.5X your inflight pay for long haul flights. This is calculated when your scheduled flight duty period hits 14:01 and above.

Turnaround Allowance

Singapore Airlines Cabin Crew also receive $90 per turnaround. This is the time it takes to unload the aircraft and prepare it again for its next departure.

Uniform Allowance

You will also be paid a fixed rate of $125 for your uniform. This money should be used to pay for and upkeep your uniform.

Transport Allowance

Singapore Cabin Crew also receive a transport allowance. This is used to pay for transport costs to and from work. This is usually a fixed payment of $277.

Layover Allowance

Additionally, you will receive a layover allowance for the time you spend during stop over periods. However, this payment changes termly.

Example Rosters

Since there are so many different components to your salary, it can vary a lot each month. Your monthly roster plays an important role in this.

An example of a low paid roster would be having a combination of annual leave and no 2.5X In Flight Allowance flights. E.g. 

Basic = 1380

Uniform = 125

Transport = 277

( – 5 days annual leave X 9) = -232

Turnaround (3 X 90) = 270

In Flight Allowance (82 X 9.5) = 779

Layover = 1017

Total monthly pay = $3792

In contrast, an example of a high paid roster would include one 2.5X In Flight Allowance flight or one long trip, for example 7/8 days. E.g.

Basic = 1380

Uniform = 125

Transport = 277

Turnaround (1 X 90) = 90

In Flight Allowance (98 hours X 9.5) = 931

Layover = 2281

Total monthly pay = $5272.25


Singapore Airlines Cabin Crew have 5 different pay days in a month. You get paid your basic salary, In Flight Allowance, Turnaround, uniform and transport allowances on the 21st of the month. Your layover allowance is then paid on 4 different days in the month. 


Along with your salary, you will also be entitled to a number of benefits. Each year your basic salary will increase by around $70 in July. You also receive an annual wage supplement of one months salary. If you get a promotion, you will also receive a pay rise. You can also earn commission from selling duty free products during flights. For more information, take a look at the post ‘How to maximise in-flight sales and make more commission’. In addition, you can also get free and discounted flights and a number of dental and medical benefits!

If you’re hoping to become Singapore Airlines Cabin Crew, you may also be interested in my post ‘What to expect at the Singapore Airlines Cabin Crew Assessment Day’.

Are you hoping to become Singapore Airlines Cabin Crew? I’d love to hear from you, leave your comments down below!


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