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Entry-Level Flight Attendant Salary

Entry-Level Flight Attendants take home approximately $19.30 per hour on average. With some bonuses approaching $3K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $3K, overall incomes of Entry-Level Flight Attendants spread between $21K and $54K depending on individual performance. The particular firm 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). Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Entry-Level Flight Attendants. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$17,939 - $51,940
(Median)
$18K
$31K
$52K
MEDIAN: $30,540
10%
50%
90%

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$13.97 - $25.23
(Median)
$14
$19
$25
MEDIAN: $19.00
10%
50%
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
$17,939 - $51,940  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,591  
Profit Sharing
$145.00 - $3,034  
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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$20,601 - $53,628  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 250
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$13.97 - $25.23  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $9.70  
Overtime
$0.70 - $45.89  
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 - $2,591  
   
Profit Sharing
$145.00 - $3,034  
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).
)
$20,601 - $53,628  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 278

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Well-known firms with a reputation for hiring numerous Entry-Level Flight Attendants include Delta Air Lines Inc, United Airlines, Inc., US Airways Group, Inc., American Airlines, and Southwest Airlines Co. Although Southwest Airlines Co leads the field in pay with a median salary of $52K, employees there receive a wide spread of salaries, from $29K on the low end all the way up to $81K at the top.

Earnings fall especially short at US Airways Group, Inc., where the median salary of $24K is the lowest in the field, less than half of the top paying employer's rate.

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 44 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 14%