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Flight Attendant Average Salary in Spain 2020

How much money does a Flight Attendant make in Spain?


Average Monthly Salary
4,410 EUR
( 52,900 EUR yearly)

LOW
2,160
EUR
AVERAGE
4,410
EUR
HIGH
6,880
EUR

A person working as a Flight Attendant in Spain typically earns around 4,410 EUR per month. Salaries range from 2,160 EUR (lowest) to 6,880 EUR (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Flight Attendant salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Flight Attendant Salary Distribution in Spain

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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Flight Attendant salaries in Spain range from 2,160 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 6,880 EUR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 4,500 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Flight Attendant(s) are earning less than 4,500 EUR while the other half are earning more than 4,500 EUR. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.

  • Percentiles

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of Flight Attendant(s) are earning less than 3,000 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 3,000 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Flight Attendant(s) are earning less than 5,800 EUR while 25% are earning more than 5,800 EUR.


What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary

Flight Attendant Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Flight Attendant salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Flight Attendant with less than two years of experience makes approximately 2,560 EUR per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 3,290 EUR per month, 29% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 4,540 EUR per month, 38% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Additionally, Flight Attendant(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 5,630 EUR per month, 24% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.

If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 6,030 EUR per month, 7% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 6,430 EUR per month, 7% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Flight Attendant average salary change by experience in Spain

0 - 2 Years
2,560 EUR
2 - 5 Years+29%
3,290 EUR
5 - 10 Years+38%
4,540 EUR
10 - 15 Years+24%
5,630 EUR
15 - 20 Years+7%
6,030 EUR
20+ Years+7%
6,430 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

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Flight Attendant Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Flight Attendant(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

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We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down Flight Attendant salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is Certificate or Diploma, the average salary of a Flight Attendant is 3,290 EUR per month.

While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 4,430 EUR per month, 34% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.

A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 6,790 EUR per month, 53% more than someone with a Bachelor's Degree.


Flight Attendant average salary difference by education level in Spain

Certificate or Diploma
3,290 EUR
Bachelor's Degree+34%
4,430 EUR
Master's Degree+53%
6,790 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Is a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Should you pursue higher education?

A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Spain costs anywhere from 25,100 Euro(s) to 75,200 Euro(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.

You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.

Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support the thoery. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

If you can afford the costs of higher education, the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.


Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Flight Attendant Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Spain Flight Attendant
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Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Flight Attendant employees in Spain earn 6% more than their female counterparts.

Female
4,280 EUR
Male+6%
4,520 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Spain for all Careers

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Flight Attendant Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Spain

How much are annual salary increments in Spain for Flight Attendant(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

Flight Attendant

Flight Attendant(s) in Spain are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 12% every 17 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 17 months.

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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

Spain / All Professions

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The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in Spain is 6%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

Banking
5%
Energy
1%
Information Technology
6%
Healthcare
2%
Travel
7%
Construction
3%
Education
8%

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Spain for the year 2019. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.


Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Flight Attendant Bonus and Incentive Rates in Spain

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Spain Flight Attendant
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A Flight Attendant is considered to be a moderate bonus-based job due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

44% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 56% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 6% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
56%
No Bonus
44%

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.

Company Performance Bonuses

Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.

Goal-Based Bonuses

Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.

Holiday / End of Year Bonuses

These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.


What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting Cast

Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.

Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.

Example:
A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

Example:
A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.


Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

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Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector Flight Attendant employees in Spain earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts.

Private Sector
4,900 EUR
Public Sector+5%
5,120 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Flight Attendant Salary Trend and Forecast in Spain

How are Flight Attendant salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

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Average Salary 2016
3,920 EUR
Average Salary 2017+4%
4,060 EUR
Average Salary 2018+3%
4,170 EUR
Average Salary 2019+2%
4,250 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Flight Attendant salaries in Spain are on the rise in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 2% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continuous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers may vary from industry to another.

Flight Attendant Average Hourly Wage in Spain


25 EUR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Spain is 25 EUR. This means that the average Flight Attendant in Spain earns approximately 25 EUR for every worked hour.


Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.

Flight Attendant VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Flight Attendant and Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense monthly Spain
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The average salary for Flight Attendant is 10% less than that of Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense. Also, Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense salaries are 2% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Aeronautical Engineer5,130 EUR+16%
Aerospace Engineer5,810 EUR+32%
Aerospace Technician4,670 EUR+6%
Air Crew Officer4,210 EUR-5%
Air Traffic Assistant4,730 EUR+7%
Air Traffic Controller5,450 EUR+24%
Aircraft Captain6,190 EUR+40%
Aircraft Electrician4,840 EUR+10%
Aircraft Engineer5,500 EUR+25%
Aircraft Fueler4,040 EUR-8%
Aircraft Maintenance Manager6,120 EUR+39%
Aircraft Maintenance Supervisor5,220 EUR+18%
Aircraft Maintenance Technician3,630 EUR-18%
Aircraft Mechanic4,260 EUR-3%
Aircraft Quality Assurance6,400 EUR+45%
Airfield Management Specialist5,960 EUR+35%
Airfield Operations Specialist5,690 EUR+29%
Airline Cabin Crew5,320 EUR+21%
Airline Copilot5,540 EUR+26%
Airlines Sales Manager5,130 EUR+16%
Airlines Structural Assembler3,630 EUR-18%
Airport Services Agent4,510 EUR+2%
Airport Services Manager6,590 EUR+49%
Assistant Aircraft Mechanic4,100 EUR-7%
Aviation Analyst5,840 EUR+32%
Aviation Inspector5,220 EUR+18%
Aviation Manager6,730 EUR+53%
Aviation Operations Controller5,650 EUR+28%
Aviation Resources Manager6,810 EUR+54%
Aviation Safety Manager7,090 EUR+61%
Aviation Safety Officer5,670 EUR+29%
Aviation Technician3,730 EUR-15%
Cargo Executive4,740 EUR+7%
Chief Pilot5,800 EUR+32%
First Officer4,930 EUR+12%
Fleet Management Officer4,140 EUR-6%
Flight Attendant4,410 EUR=
Flight Scheduler4,950 EUR+12%
Flight Simulation Engineer4,670 EUR+6%
Freight and Cargo Inspector4,490 EUR+2%
Helicopter Pilot5,500 EUR+25%
Loading Bridge Operator3,890 EUR-12%
Pilot6,020 EUR+37%
Ramp Agent3,970 EUR-10%
Reservations Sales Agent4,220 EUR-4%
Safety and Quality Specialist4,660 EUR+6%
Test Pilot5,510 EUR+25%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Barcelona4,640 EUR
Bilbao3,950 EUR
Las Palmas4,150 EUR
Madrid4,850 EUR
Malaga4,300 EUR
Murcia4,540 EUR
Palma de Mallorca4,340 EUR
Sevilla4,700 EUR
Valencia4,910 EUR
Zaragoza4,500 EUR
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