What is the Salary for the position I am seeking?
What is the Salary for the position I am seeking which is Flight Attendant? #salary #flight-attendant #airlines #airlines-industry
I found the following link online: https://smartasset.com/retirement/the-average-salary-of-a-flight-attendant
It says "The average salary of a flight attendant is $44,860 per year." However there are multiple factors that may come into play and they can be highly dependent on the state you are based in. Feel free to read the article on the link when you have a moment. I have a few friends in this industry and it's not for everyone and it's a lot more demanding than many expect. Make sure you research the pros and cons of any position you are considering. Good luck!
(1) The airline. Just like with any other job, the company you work for may pay you less or more than a competitor company.
(2) Seniority. New (i.e., junior) flight attendants start at around $20 to $30 an hour. And then as the years pass they automatically get a bump in the pay until they "top out" by reaching the top of the pay scale the company has agreed to...which may be around $70/hour. A flight attendant does NOT need to ask for a raise, but after around 12 to 15 years, they will probably hit the ceiling in terms of what the company will pay them per hour.
(3) How much you work. Flight attendant pay is not a stipend or set annual amount. The more the flight attendant works, the more they'll make. The less they work, the less they'll make. Some airlines, however, have a set minimum that the flight attendant must work to stay employed and/or receive benefits (health, 401k contributions, etc).
So, based on the factors above, it is quite easy for a flight attendant to make nearly nothing within a given year or to bring home a 6-figure annual salary. Lastly, keep in mind there are other company benefits like retirement accounts, profit sharing bonuses, health care contributions, etc, that an airline might provide in addition to salary.