Average Early-Career Flight Attendant Hourly Pay at Southwest Airlines Co

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The average hourly pay for an Early-Career Flight Attendant at Southwest Airlines Co is $23.57.
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Hourly Rate
$11 - $37
$450 - $5,150
Profit Sharing
$0 - $3,500
Total Pay
$24,546 - $79,960

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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 American Airlines, United Airlines, Inc. and Delta Air Lines Inc. 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 American Airlines and Allegiant Air, earning around $27.92 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

A mid-career Flight Attendant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $34.50 based on 9 salaries. An experienced Flight Attendant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $52.07 based on 19 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $52.

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