The average Entry-Level Flight Attendant can expect to rake in roughly $19.11 per hour. Cash earnings for Entry-Level Flight Attendants — including $5K in bonuses and $5K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $22K to $55K depending on individual performance. The specific employer is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Female Entry-Level Flight Attendants make up most of the survey respondents at 77 percent. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Entry-Level Flight Attendants. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and a majority earn dental coverage. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$19,928 - $54,429
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$54K
MEDIAN: $34,999
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$11.06 - $25.22
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$19,928 - $54,429  
   
Bonus
$120.80 - $4,949  
Profit Sharing
$299.33 - $5,436  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$21,645 - $55,113  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 482
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.06 - $25.22  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $5.52  
Overtime
$1.98 - $37.96  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$120.80 - $4,949  
   
Profit Sharing
$299.33 - $5,436  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$21,645 - $55,113  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 556
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Entry-Level Flight Attendants fill the offices of leading firms American Airlines, United Airlines, Inc., Delta Air Lines Inc, US Airways Group, Inc., and Delta AirElite. Employees of Delta AirElite can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $43K; however, pay is widely dispersed from bottom to top, ranging from $25K to $66K. Also paying near the top of the field are American Airlines at $43K, JetBlue Airways Corporation at $42K, and Frontier Airlines, where Entry-Level Flight Attendants annually earn $41K.

Known for its small paychecks, US Airways Group, Inc. actually ranks last in the field for salary, reporting a median income of $24K — about half the top paying employer's rate. Expressjet Airlines, Inc., Delta Airlines, and Delta Air Lines Inc also rank near the bottom for pay, handing out $27K, $36K, and $36K-paychecks on average.

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
medical benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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