Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Average salaries of airline pilots and stewardess

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, as of May 2009, half of all of commercial pilots made a median annual wage of $65,840, with the bottom 10% earning $32,520 and the top 10% making $120,550.

Looking at the same stats from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show that the median annual wage for flight attendants is $43,350 per year, however, you may start out making as little as $14,000 to $19,000 per year.

Naturally, in either profession, it all depends on the amount of flights worked and your time on the job.  Rookies make less and seniority pays more.

Did the numbers surprise you?  If anything, I figured the pilots would be earning more.  Shoot, they're skilled and have our lives in their hands.  Being a stewardess is hard, I'm sure, but they really only have our snacks and drinks in their hands...really.

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