Average Flight Attendant Hourly Pay

Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
Profit Sharing
What am I worth?
Get pay report
How should I pay?
Price a job
The average hourly pay for a Flight Attendant is $21.08.
Is Flight Attendant your job title? Find out what you should be paid

Use our tool to get a personalized report on your market worth.

How it works:
Enter city & years of experience
Add pay factors like skills & education
Find your market worth with a report tailored to you
United States (change)
Hourly Rate
$13 - $52
$98 - $5,114
Profit Sharing
$485 - $9,680
$101 - $1,987
Total Pay
$25,180 - $95,444

Your Market Worth Over Time

How has your pay changed over time for your market? Find out by taking our salary quiz.

Job Description for Flight Attendant

Flight Attendant Tasks
  • Greet fliers, accept tickets, assist with luggage, and direct passengers to their seats.
  • Keep the passenger area hygienic and in keeping with appearance standards.
  • Make announcements, answer questions, and resolve emergent problems.
  • Serve and/or sell meals, beverages and in-flight entertainment.
  • Provide safety overviews to all passengers, particularly the exit rows.

Job Satisfaction for Flight Attendant

4 out of 5
Highly Satisfied
The top respondents for the job title Flight Attendant are from the companies American Airlines, United Airlines, Inc. and Delta Air Lines Inc. Reported salaries are highest at United Airlines, Inc. where the average pay is $45.95. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Southwest Airlines Co and American Airlines, earning around $35.85 and $31.74, respectively. Delta AirElite pays the lowest at around $16.50. Frontier Airlines and JetBlue Airways Corporation also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $19.85 and $26.85, respectively.

Flight Attendant Job Listings

Search for more jobs

Pay by Experience Level for Flight Attendant

An entry-level Flight Attendant with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $19.18 based on 461 salaries. An early career Flight Attendant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.47 based on 660 salaries. A mid-career Flight Attendant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $26.68 based on 153 salaries. An experienced Flight Attendant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $40.94 based on 239 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $56.
Employees with Flight Attendant in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 27.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (21.2% more) and Atlanta, Georgia (17.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Orlando, Florida (6.3% less) and Dallas, Texas (1.8% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,745 survey responses.
Entry Level
Early Career
Mid Career
Late Career