Entry-Level Flight Attendant Salary

Entry-Level Flight Attendants take home an average $19.25 per hour. Total cash compensation to Entry-Level Flight Attendants varies from $21K to $53K; higher pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $3K each. The particular firm is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The majority of Entry-Level Flight Attendants claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most Entry-Level Flight Attendants survey respondents are women (77 percent). This report is based on responses to the PayScale 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).
)
$21,095 - $53,236  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 500
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Entry-Level Flight Attendants flock to Delta Air Lines Inc, American Airlines, United Airlines, Inc., US Airways Group, Inc., and Southwest Airlines Co, highly regarded companies that employ a generous number of people in this profession. Entry-Level Flight Attendants flock to Delta AirElite for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $43K lead the pack in compensation; however, Delta AirElite also provides employees with a wide spectrum of compensation ranging from $12K at one end to $57K at the other end. Other employers shelling out big bucks include Frontier Airlines, Southwest Airlines Co, and Alaska Airlines, Inc., where Entry-Level Flight Attendants typically earn around $41K, $41K, or $40K, respectively.

Also sliding in at the lower end of the scale are US Airways Group, Inc. ($24K), Delta Airlines ($36K), and Delta Air Lines Inc ($37K).

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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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