The average hourly pay for a Flight Attendant in Chicago, Illinois is $23.47.
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Job Description for Flight Attendant
Flight attendants help assure the comfort and safety of airplane passengers. They provide food and beverage service on many flights. They also instruct passengers about safety measures before and during flight operations. Flight attendants act as customer service contacts with travelers, answering questions about rewards programs and handling complaints. Finally, the attendants serve an important security role by observing passenger behavior and reporting and handling any problems they encounter…Read more
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.
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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 $17.62 based on 17 salaries. An early career Flight Attendant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.93 based on 35 salaries. A mid-career Flight Attendant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $25.41 based on 11 salaries. An experienced Flight Attendant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $45.78 based on 14 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $51.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Flight Attendant in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 14.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (8.9% more) and Atlanta, Georgia (5.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Denver, Colorado (16.3% less), Orlando, Florida (15.9% less) and Dallas, Texas (11.8% less).
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