Entry-Level Flight Attendant Salary

Entry-Level Flight Attendants take home approximately $19.44 per hour on average. Overall cash earnings for Entry-Level Flight Attendants stretch from $21K on the lower end to $53K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $3K from bonuses and $2K from profit sharing. The specific employer is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Entry-Level Flight Attendants making up 77 percent. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$18,588 - $51,211
(Median)
$19K
$31K
$51K
MEDIAN: $31,220
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$13.80 - $24.96
(Median)
$14
$19
$25
MEDIAN: $19.00
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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
$18,588 - $51,211  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,501  
Profit Sharing
$102.13 - $1,567  
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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$20,909 - $52,666  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 296
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.80 - $24.96  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $7.38  
Overtime
$0.50 - $41.12  
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.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,501  
   
Profit Sharing
$102.13 - $1,567  
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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$20,909 - $52,666  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 339
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Delta Air Lines Inc, United Airlines, Inc., American Airlines, US Airways Group, Inc., and Southwest Airlines Co are top-notch employers for Entry-Level Flight Attendants in this area. Southwest Airlines Co pays the most with a median salary of $49K, though with a large amount of variation, going from a low of $25K to a high of $69K. Entry-Level Flight Attendants will also find cushy salaries at Delta AirElite (+$43K), Frontier Airlines (+$41K), and Delta Air Lines Inc (+$40K).

US Airways Group, Inc. pays significantly less than other places with a median salary of $24K, less than half of the top paying company's rate. Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include United Airlines, Inc. at $35K, and American Airlines where $37K is the norm, but it is worth noting that some Entry-Level Flight Attendants there earn up to $61K.

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 40 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 14%
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