CSA salaries vary widely depending on your employer and location. For example, a Spirit CSA at FLL
starts at $9.51/hour with increases of $1.00/hour every year, whereas a Swissport CSA just a few miles down the road at MIA
starts at $13.41/hour.
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That's awesome!!! A dream job come true. So I should expect 14-15 per hour after 7-8 years? What are the flight benefits? $15 per hour at 40 hours is $31,200 per year. Where do I apply?
Flight benefits depend on whether you're working directly for the airline or for a vendor.
Spirit CSAs get unlimited standby travel, one significant other that can travel with them (which can only be changed once a year), and 12 one-way standby buddy passes which are under no circumstances to be sold. The standby benefits don't kick in until after three months of employment, and I think it's only 6 buddy passes for the first year of employment. When flying internationally, the employee is responsible for taxes.
For a vendor, it all depends on what the contractor and the airline have worked out.
Just keep in mind that you'll more than likely be starting part-time, as most companies prefer to fill full-time openings internally. You can make up the difference with overtime and shift trades, but your work schedule won't be as predictable as you'd like. I was making $14,757.60 per year (before taxes) at Spirit as a first-year, part-time CSA working 30 hours per week.
Interestingly, this was more
than a first-year first officer would make at Great Lakes Airlines, and comparable to starting salaries at other regional airlines. One person receives three weeks of paid training and checks passports and prints boarding passes, and the other person usually pays for their own flight training which takes several years and is responsible for the lives of dozens of people, yet is compensated less. That's a subject for another thread, though.
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