Average Mid-Career Flight Attendant Salary

$45,493
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$1,400
Bonus
$2,056
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The average salary for a Mid-Career Flight Attendant is $45,493.
10%
$29k
MEDIAN
$45k
90%
$80k
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Salary
$29k - $80k
Bonus
$489 - $10k
Profit Sharing
$304 - $10k
Total Pay
$32k - $92k

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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, American Airlines and Skywest Airlines, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Southwest Airlines Co where the average pay is $55,000. American Airlines pays the lowest at around $35,000.

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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. An experienced Flight Attendant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $51,323 based on 237 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 Los Angeles, California earn an average of 26.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Denver, Colorado (8.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (17.6% less), Chicago, Illinois (12.1% less) and San Francisco, California (8.8% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,576 survey responses.
Entry Level
28.8%
Early Career
41.5%
Experienced
15.0%
Late Career
14.7%