Average Flight Attendant Hourly Pay at American Airlines

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The average hourly pay for a Flight Attendant at American Airlines is $30.72.
MEDIAN $30.72
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Hourly Rate
$15 - $68
$1,500 - $6,500
Profit Sharing
$507 - $11,836
$0 - $225
Total Pay
$29,853 - $125,131

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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., Southwest Airlines Co and Delta Air Lines Inc. Reported salaries are highest at United Airlines, Inc. where the average pay is $41.71. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Southwest Airlines Co and Delta Air Lines Inc, earning around $36.08 and $30.42, respectively. Delta AirElite pays the lowest at around $18.00. Frontier Airlines and Skywest Airlines, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $19.85 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 $20.32 based on 28 salaries. An early career Flight Attendant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $26.78 based on 33 salaries. A mid-career Flight Attendant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $39.49 based on 7 salaries. An experienced Flight Attendant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $66.97 based on 10 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $59.
Employees with Flight Attendant in their job title in Phoenix, Arizona earn an average of 88.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (27.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (54.4% less), New York, New York (6.7% less) and Dallas, Texas (5.6% less).

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