Average Experienced Flight Attendant Salary

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The average salary for an Experienced Flight Attendant is $51,323.
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$35k - $92k
$59 - $10k
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$309 - $10k
$0 - $600
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$36k - $126k

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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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Flight Attendant

The top respondents for the job title Flight Attendant are from the companies Southwest Airlines Co, United Airlines, Inc. and American Airlines. Reported salaries are highest at Southwest Airlines Co where the average pay is $59,000. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include United Airlines, Inc., earning around $53,383. Delta Air Lines Inc pays the lowest at around $30,000. American Airlines also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $40,000.

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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 $36,366 based on 454 salaries. An early career Flight Attendant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $35,767 based on 654 salaries. A mid-career Flight Attendant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $45,493 based on 152 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $57,775.
Employees with Flight Attendant in their job title in Atlanta, Georgia earn an average of 34.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (26.6% more) and Dallas, Texas (26.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in New York, New York (10.2% less).

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