Entry-Level Flight Attendant Salary

Entry-Level Flight Attendants take home an average $19.25 per hour. With some bonuses and profit sharing proceeds approaching $3K each, total incomes of Entry-Level Flight Attendants generally range from $21K to $53K depending on individual performance. The particular firm is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Most Entry-Level Flight Attendants survey respondents are women (77 percent). Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$19,280 - $51,527
(Median)
$19K
$34K
$52K
MEDIAN: $33,617
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$11.89 - $25.10
(Median)
$12
$19
$25
MEDIAN: $19.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$19,280 - $51,527  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,926  
Profit Sharing
$100.00 - $2,948  
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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$21,095 - $53,236  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 429
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.89 - $25.10  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $6.16  
Overtime
$1.11 - $36.77  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,926  
   
Profit Sharing
$100.00 - $2,948  
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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$21,095 - $53,236  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 500
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Dominating the field, Delta Air Lines Inc, American Airlines, United Airlines, Inc., US Airways Group, Inc., and Southwest Airlines Co are top firms with a reputation for hiring a great number of Entry-Level Flight Attendants. Entry-Level Flight Attendants seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Delta AirElite, where the median salary comes to $43K, though the large pay difference between employees at the top ($12K) and those starting out ($57K) creates a rather diverse pay scale. Those in search of high salaries should also consider Frontier Airlines, Southwest Airlines Co, and Alaska Airlines, Inc., top-paying firms where Entry-Level Flight Attendants rake in a respectable $41K, $41K, or $40K, respectively.

Workers at US Airways Group, Inc., Delta Airlines, and Delta Air Lines Inc also face smaller salaries than the rest of the field — average earnings for these employers come to $24K, $36K, and $37K respectively.

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 46 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
medical benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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