Entry-Level Flight Attendant Salary

Median pay for Entry-Level Flight Attendants is around $19.24 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 specific employer and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Entry-Level Flight Attendants making up 79 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and the larger part earn dental coverage. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$19,846 - $54,232
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$35K
$54K
MEDIAN: $35,244
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$10.90 - $25.61
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MEDIAN: $19.24
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$19,846 - $54,232  
   
Bonus
$116.35 - $4,904  
Profit Sharing
$295.90 - $5,364  
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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$21,771 - $55,452  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 461
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.90 - $25.61  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $5.18  
Overtime
$2.20 - $37.40  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$116.35 - $4,904  
   
Profit Sharing
$295.90 - $5,364  
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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$21,771 - $55,452  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 546

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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 ($27K versus $67K) is great. Soaring salaries can also be found at Allegiant Air, Spirit, and American Airlines, where earnings of $42K, $42K, or $42K are standard for Entry-Level Flight Attendants.

US Airways Group, Inc. reports the lowest median salary in the area by far — it's only $24K, just about half of the top paying company's median. Other low-paying employers include Expressjet Airlines, Inc. at $29K and Delta Air Lines Inc at $35K, though some Entry-Level Flight Attendants there earn up to $70K.

Key Stats for Flight Attendant

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 36 votes.
Less than 1 year
42%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
5%
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
no benefits
None: 19%