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Entry-Level Flight Attendant Salary

Entry-Level Flight Attendants can expect to earn an average of $19.34 per hour. Overall cash earnings for Entry-Level Flight Attendants stretch from $21K on the lower end to $53K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $3K from bonuses and $3K from profit sharing. The company and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Entry-Level Flight Attendants survey respondents are women (75 percent). A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Most Entry-Level Flight Attendants report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$18,478 - $51,739
(Median)
$18K
$31K
$52K
MEDIAN: $30,724
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50%
90%

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$13.92 - $25.20
(Median)
$14
$19
$25
MEDIAN: $19.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$18,478 - $51,739  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,501  
Profit Sharing
$182.58 - $3,027  
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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$20,879 - $53,347  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 269
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$13.92 - $25.20  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $7.17  
Overtime
$0.64 - $46.06  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,501  
   
Profit Sharing
$182.58 - $3,027  
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).
)
$20,879 - $53,347  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 302

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Delta Air Lines Inc, United Airlines, Inc., US Airways Group, Inc., American Airlines, and Southwest Airlines Co are some prominent firms with considerable interest in employing a large team of Entry-Level Flight Attendants. Entry-Level Flight Attendants flock to Southwest Airlines Co for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $52K lead the pack in compensation; however, Southwest Airlines Co also provides employees with a wide spectrum of compensation ranging from $29K at one end to $81K at the other end. Entry-Level Flight Attendants will also find cushy salaries at Delta AirElite (+$43K), Frontier Airlines (+$41K), and Delta Air Lines Inc (+$40K).

US Airways Group, Inc. offers the lowest pay in the industry by far, with a median salary less than half of the top paying employer's rate ($24K). Other low-paying employers include United Airlines, Inc. at $31K and American Airlines at $37K, though some Entry-Level Flight Attendants there earn up to $62K.

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 43 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 13%
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