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Flight Attendant Salary

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What is the pay of flight attendants?

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Flight Attendant Salary per Company

Company
Source:
Glassdoor.com
Average Annual Salary Aug. 2010 in $:
Average Hourly Salary Aug. 2010 in $:
United Airlines
35,708 19.05
American Airlines
45,626
31.14
Continental Airlines
n/a 38.90
Southwest Airlines
61,316
32.23
US Airways
38,662 32.06
Delta Air Lines
48,200 25.14
AirTran Holdings
n/a 24.45
Comair n/a 29.18
JetBlue n/a 24.07
Republic Airways
26,101 20.94
American Eagle
n/a 24.65
Alaska Air
n/a 27,250
Trans States
n/a
20.38
Pinnacle Airlines
n/a
19.52
Sky West
27,993
22.10
North West Airlines
43,200 17.64

Salary Flight Attendant National or per State

National/State:
2009 Mean Annual Salary in $:
National
43,350


Arizona 51,140
California 39,750
Colorado
28,360
Georgia
39,750
Hawaii 29,470
Illinois 36,070
New York
43,090
Texas 46,910

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Salary Flight Attendant per City

City
2010 Median Annual Salary in $:
Atlanta 35,466
Boston 39,305
Chicago 40,695
Houston 42,322
Los Angeles
38,793
New York
39,996
San francisco
31,805

Source: Payscale

Salary Flight Attendant per Metropolitan Area

Metropolitan Area:
2009 Annual Mean Salary in $:
Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, NC-SC
43,510
Columbus, OH
46,530
Honolulu, HI
29,490
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale,
CA Metropolitan Division
40,610
New York-White Plains-Wayne,
NY-NJ Metropolitan Division
43,140
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ
51,170
Salt Lake City, UT
32,220

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

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