Salary for Flight Attendants

Also known as:  Airline Flight Attendant, Airplane Flight Attendant, Flight Steward


Flight attendants explain safety procedures, verify tickets, and serve beverages during flights. This job is not usually dangerous, but it does require that workers stand for long periods of time. This position usually requires vocational training, an associate's degree or related work in order for an applicant to be considered. Once hired, a flight attendant will need up to two years of formal training before beginning work.

A Flight Attendant can get average salaries in a range of 32000 to 48000 depending on education and tenure levels. Flight Attendants usually get a salary of Forty One Thousand Seven Hundred dollars per year.

Flight Attendants receive the highest compensation in Michigan, where they get salary pay of close to $55070.

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Flight Attendants tend to make the most in the following industries
Management of Companies and Enterprises $59,740
Transportation and Warehousing $41,590
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Transportation and Warehousing $41,590
Management of Companies and Enterprises $59,740
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