The average salary for a Mid-Career Flight Attendant is $45,493.
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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.
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.
Pay Difference by Location
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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
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