Entry-Level Flight Attendant Salary

Average Entry-Level Flight Attendants make around $19.25 per hour. Total incomes of Entry-Level Flight Attendants incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $5K from bonuses and close to $5K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $22K and $55K. The particular firm is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and more than half earn dental coverage. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Female Entry-Level Flight Attendants make up most of the survey respondents at 78 percent. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$19,835 - $54,703
$20K
$35K
$55K
MEDIAN: $34,999
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$10.98 - $25.53
$11
$19
$26
MEDIAN: $19.25
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$19,835 - $54,703  
   
Bonus
$120.80 - $4,949  
Profit Sharing
$304.10 - $5,436  
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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$21,696 - $55,415  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 477
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.98 - $25.53  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $5.90  
Overtime
$1.93 - $36.62  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$120.80 - $4,949  
   
Profit Sharing
$304.10 - $5,436  
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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$21,696 - $55,415  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 554

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Dominating the field, American Airlines, United Airlines, Inc., Delta Air Lines 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. For Entry-Level Flight Attendants, comfortable salaries can be found at Delta AirElite; in fact, average earnings are around $43K, the highest in the area, though the difference in the company's lowest and highest employee paychecks ($25K versus $67K) is great. Other employers shelling out big bucks include Allegiant Air, Spirit, and American Airlines, where Entry-Level Flight Attendants typically earn around $42K, $42K, or $42K, respectively.

With a median employee salary of $24K, US Airways Group, Inc. pays significantly less than its competitors (about half the top paying employer's rate). Also approaching the lower end are Expressjet Airlines, Inc. at $29K, Delta Airlines at $36K, and Delta Air Lines Inc at $36K.

Key Stats for Flight Attendant

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 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 38 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
vision benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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