How Much Money Do Flight Attendants Make?

A Flight Attendant will spend most of their time in the air, but are still based out of a specific city, and as in many careers, location affects their salaries. The flight attendants salary who lives in Texas, California or Illinois get paid the highest. Those salaries can be then based on the cities the airport hubs are located, and these locations have similar results, giving Dallas, San Francisco the best over Chicago. Of course, while these two cities both offer a high flight attendant salary, they differ widely when it comes to the cost-of-living. The cost-of-living is 76 percent higher in San Francisco than in Dallas. So, it’s very important to do regional research when it comes to getting the best salary before accepting a flight attendant job.

The average median salary of a Flight Attendant will vary with experience too. With less than a year of experience, the salary can be from $18,500 to $35,000. With only 1 to 4 years of experience, the average salary will range from $23,300 to $43,900, from 5 to 9 years – $30,000 to $51,100, with 10 to 19 years of experience the average median salary will range from 35,600 to $55,500 and with 20 years and over – $35,800 to $56,000. Experience clearly reflects that flight attendants salaries receive a boost after several years on the job. This field requires a cool head in times of crisis, and the ability to politely and calmly deal with all kinds of people at all levels of stress. Flight attendants are in the business of customer satisfaction and making sure passengers feel comfortable. They also make sure that both crew and passengers are in compliance with Company and Federal Aviation Regulations. They have the most important Public Relations role in the company. It’s the flight attendant who has the tenacity and the will to stick it out that will see their salary increase in time.

April 19, 2010Permalink 3 Comments

3 thoughts on “How Much Money Do Flight Attendants Make?

  1. 1.what if a person don’t have experience in a flight attendant department, how much will that person earn per month?
    2.if I’m the first time flight attedant, how much do I earn per month?, and if I’m not satisfied with the salary I’m offered considering the fact that I’m risking my life helping passengers to settle in the plane on air, what do I do then?.

  2. There are so many factors that can effect what you make as a flight attendant. No one is really hiring these days, but I’m lucky enough to work for the airline that pays the best and I have enough seniority to get a good schedule. I work 3 days a week and make about $75k. My wife manages to give her entire schedule away and work one 3-day trip per MONTH for time and a half and makes about $26k (but does pay people to pick up here extra trips).

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