Entry-Level Flight Attendant Salary

Entry-Level Flight Attendants pull down an average of $19.34 per hour. Total cash compensation to Entry-Level Flight Attendants approaches anywhere from $22K on the lower end to $57K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $5K from bonuses and upwards of $5K from profit sharing. The company and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for Entry-Level Flight Attendants is high. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$19,574 - $55,112
$20K
$35K
$55K
MEDIAN: $35,158
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$10.88 - $26.18
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$19
$26
MEDIAN: $19.34
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$0$57K
Salary $19,574 - $55,112
Bonus $99.10 - $4,904
Profit Sharing $309.13 - $5,236
Commission $1,000
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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$21,603 - $57,102
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 452
Hourly Data $0$36
Hourly Rate $10.88 - $26.18
Hourly Tips $0.00 - $5.72
Overtime $2.08 - $36.38
Annual Data $0$57K
Bonus $99.10 - $4,904
Commission $1,000
Profit Sharing $309.13 - $5,236
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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$21,603 - $57,102
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 504

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Popular Employer Salaries for Flight Attendant


American Airlines, United Airlines, Inc., Delta Air Lines Inc, US Airways Group, Inc., and Southwest Airlines Co are all popular places to work. Although Delta AirElite heads up the field in terms of compensation, offering the highest median salary at $43K, pay at this particular employer still varies considerably, running the full spectrum from $27K to $67K. Those in search of high salaries should also consider Allegiant Air, Spirit, and American Airlines, top-paying firms where Entry-Level Flight Attendants rake in a respectable $42K, $42K, or $42K, respectively.

US Airways Group, Inc. pays significantly less than other places with a median salary of $24K, just about half of the top paying company's median. Other low-paying employers include Expressjet Airlines, Inc. at $29K and Delta Air Lines Inc at $35K, though some Entry-Level Flight Attendants there earn up to $70K.

Flight Attendant Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Flight Attendant in canada:
"Great but no glamour."
Be patient and kind. Do what you're supposed to do and treat all people with respect.

Key Stats for Flight Attendant

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 40 votes.
Less than 1 year
42%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
6%
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 40 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
no benefits
None: 18%
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