Flight Attendant Salary in the US

$44,700
per year
per month
$3,730
per month
per year
Bonus
$1,210/year
Commission
$420/year
Bonus
$100/month
Commission
$40/month

Flight Attendant - Average Salary

The average salary for a Flight Attendant is $44,700 per year ($3,730 per month), which is $8,790 (-16%) lower than the average salary in the US.
A Flight Attendant can expect an average starting salary of $25,100. The highest salaries can exceed $84,500.
$25,100
Low
$44,700
Average salary
$84,500
High
$2,090
Low
$3,730
Average salary
$7,040
High
Total pay includes salary, bonus and commission.
$0
$45,800
$91,535
Salary$25,100 - 84,500
Bonus$0 - 5,000
Commission$90 - 2,035
Total Pay$25,190 - 91,535
$0
$3,820
$7,630
Salary$2,090 - 7,040
Bonus$0 - 420
Commission$10 - 170
Total Pay$2,100 - 7,630

Flight Attendant Salary Range

Low
$25,100
Average salary
$44,700
Senior
$62,100
High
$84,500
Low
$2,090
Average salary
$3,730
Senior
$5,180
High
$7,040
Among Flight Attendants in the US, Entry Level Flight Attendants have lower salaries, while Senior Flight Attendants and Private Jet Flight Attendants enjoy the highest salaries.

Flight Attendant - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
Private Jet Flight Attendant$65K/year
+45% 
Emirates Flight Attendant$62K/year
+38% 
Senior Flight Attendant$60K/year
+33% 
United Airlines Flight Attendant$47K/year
+6% 
American Airlines Flight Attendant$47K/year
+4% 
Southwest Airlines Flight Attendant$43K/year
 -3%
Delta Airlines Flight Attendant$43K/year
 -5%
Entry Level Air Hostess$27K/year
 -40%

Flight Attendant - Pay by Experience Level in the United States

An Entry Level Flight Attendant with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average starting salary of $27,830 per year. A mid career Flight Attendant with 4-9 years of experience earns an average salary of $36,450, while a Senior Flight Attendant with 10-20 years of experience makes on average $58,345. Flight Attendants with more than 20 years of experience earn $64,800 per year on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of a Flight Attendant

Late Career▲ +45%
Senior▲ +31%
Average Salary$44,700/year
Mid Career▼ -18%
Entry Level▼ -38%

Gender Breakdown

Female
76%
Male
24%

Flight Attendant - Related Salaries

The salary information presented on this page is based on all Flight Attendant jobs published on Jobted in the last 12 months and on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov).
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