Entry-Level Flight Attendant Salary
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.
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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.