Average Early-Career Flight Attendant Hourly Pay at American Airlines

$27.92
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$1,500
Bonus
$175
Commission
$800
Profit Sharing
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The average hourly pay for an Early-Career Flight Attendant at American Airlines is $27.92.
10%
$14.29
MEDIAN
$27.92
90%
$35.75
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Hourly Rate
$14 - $36
Bonus
$0 - $1,500
Profit Sharing
$550 - $1,000
Commission
$0 - $175
Total Pay
$22,869 - $74,484

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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.
The top respondents for the job title Flight Attendant are from the companies United Airlines, Inc., Delta Air Lines Inc and Southwest Airlines Co. Reported salaries are highest at Delta Air Lines Inc where the average pay is $29.33. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Southwest Airlines Co and Allegiant Air, earning around $23.57 and $22.75, 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 $19.97 and $20.49, respectively.

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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 $19.90 based on 8 salaries. A mid-career Flight Attendant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $39.49 based on 6 salaries. An experienced Flight Attendant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $66.97 based on 8 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $58.

Years of Experience

This data is based on 50 survey responses.
Entry Level
16.0%
Mid Career
12.0%
Experienced
16.0%
Late Career
56.0%