How much money does a Flight Attendant make ?

How much money does a Flight Attendant make ?

How much does a Flight Attendant make in the United States? Here is all our answer about what you can make for flying high above ground.

Flight Attendant is a weird job. Up in the air for work, it’s exciting right ? but is it worth is ? How’s the salary ? In the United states of america, The average Flight Attendant salary in the United States is $81,907 in 2022.

Usually, you can except to be paid between $69,669 and $97,366. It all depends on many factors : your resume, certifications, your skills, or the number of years. The newer you are, the less you will get paid obviously.

A job for a different life

It’s a job that you can easily start without much study though. The flight attendant training program takes a few weeks and then you are good to go. You will learn how to behave on a plane, how to serve the passengers, safety and many other skills. It is worth it if you like traveling and want a different life.

Here are the 2022 Glassdoor ranking for airlines that pay the best: 

  • American Airlines: $41,000 to $66,000 per year
  • SkyWest Airlines: $37,000 to $87,000 per year
  • Ravn Alaska: $37,000 to $81,000 per year
  • Endeavor Air: $33,000 to $77,000 per year
  • United Airlines: $39,000 to $88,000 per year
  • Delta Airlines: $45,000 to $112,000 per year

Additional Perks?

As a flight attendant, you will have some benefits related to your job:  Free or Discounted Flights, Insurance and 401(k),  retirement plans and health benefits for the flight attendant and their family. And also Reimbursement for Expenses in between flights (Hotel stay, food etc). You can then travel for free for a few days between two flights. Nice right ?

Some downsides…

Of course, having a different kind of job means a different kind of life. You will be away a lot, work nights and weekends, holidays… etc. so you want a regular work schedule or have a family, maybe is is not such a good idea. You will also have to deal with different co-workers almost on each flight, as team of flight attendants are not a thing. You will obviously encounter the same people often, but not on each flight.

Then there is the passengers… while most are nice and well-behaved, you will face some problems during certain flight. A drunk passenger, a rude passenger, a sick passenger, passenger angry because their flight has been delayed or cancelled… you will be trained to deal with those kind of situation, but be aware that they happen more than you can imagine.

Written by Carey Sherie

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