Entry-Level Flight Attendant Salary

Entry-Level Flight Attendants take home approximately $19.40 per hour on average. Total cash compensation to Entry-Level Flight Attendants bottoms out near $21K and approaches $53K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $3K from bonuses and almost $2K from profit sharing. 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 like their work and job satisfaction is high. Female Entry-Level Flight Attendants make up most of the survey respondents at 77 percent. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$18,417 - $51,354
(Median)
$18K
$31K
$51K
MEDIAN: $30,848
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$13.74 - $24.85
(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
$18,417 - $51,354  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,509  
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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$20,824 - $52,551  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 285
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.74 - $24.85  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $7.07  
Overtime
$0.42 - $39.07  
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 - $2,509  
   
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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$20,824 - $52,551  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 332
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Delta Air Lines Inc, United Airlines, Inc., American Airlines, US Airways Group, Inc., and Southwest Airlines Co are leaders in the field that employ a large number of Entry-Level Flight Attendants. Southwest Airlines Co offers the largest salaries in town ($49K on average), but the considerable range in workers' salaries creates a rather varied pay scale that stretches from $25K to $69K. Entry-Level Flight Attendants can also look forward to large paychecks at Delta AirElite ($43K), Frontier Airlines ($41K), and Delta Air Lines Inc ($40K).

The smallest paychecks in the field are found at US Airways Group, Inc., where the median salary is a mere $24K, less than half of the top paying employer's rate. Other low-paying employers include United Airlines, Inc. at $33K and American Airlines at $37K, though 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 41 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Common Health Benefits

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