Flight Attendant Salary 2024

Flight attendant salary

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Flight Attendant Salary

How much does a Flight Attendant make in the United States? The average Flight Attendant salary in the United States is $90,637  but the range typically falls between $75,996 and $110,596. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, and the number of years you have spent in your profession.

In the UK

Flight Attendant salary is  £20, 345 per year in the United Kingdom.

Note that, there are other allowances and bonuses.

The Salary Range is better for Longer Serving Attendants with the Company.

How much do British Airways flight attendants get paid?
The typical British Airways Cabin Crew salary is £20,973 per year. Cabin Crew salaries at British Airways can range from £10,220 – £267,970 per year. This estimate is based upon 354 British Airways Cabin Crew salary report(s) provided by employees or estimated based on statistical methods.

Cabin crew
Alternative titles for this job include Flight attendant, air steward, air stewardess

Air cabin crew help make sure that airline passengers have a comfortable, safe, and pleasant flight.
Average salary (a year)

£15,000 Starter

£30,000 Experienced
Typical hours (a week)

30 to 40 a week

Overall Duties and Work Environment

Provides high-quality customer service to passengers based on market specifications and individual
needs. This includes but is not limited to, route cabin service and/or ground cabin service to
delayed or canceled passengers.

Reads, interprets, demonstrates, and provides safety briefings to passengers.

Communicates and ensures compliance with company and government safety and security rules and procedures.

Required to manage crew and passengers in any potential onboard event, including medical emergencies, assessment of security threats, and a variety of difficult situations. Oversees cabin to ensure cockpit access is prevented by unauthorized personnel. Provides leadership, direction, and assistance to passengers and other crew members in stressful, emergency, or evacuation situations.

Works in an environment subject to varying climatic conditions and air pressures, turbulence-induced variable positive and negative G loads, changing work locales, variable hours and shifts and working conditions, moderate noise levels, dim lighting, confining spaces, and frequent contact with others.

May be exposed to radiation levels of three to six millisieverts (mSB) per year at altitude, dry air ranging from 4% to 15% humidity, and ambient altitudes ranging from 4,000 to 8,500 feet.

The frequent air pressure changes could predispose certain employees to ear and/or sinus barotrauma.

Specific Duties and Abilities

Proactively assists passengers with stowage (i.e., floor to above shoulder level) of carry-on bags, garments, and other belongings. Serves or sells food, beverages, and various other amenities by service standards. Picks up trash, and keeps cabin and lavatories tidy.

Provides assistance, which could include cardiopulmonary resuscitation, to ill or incapacitated passengers.
Operates mechanical and safety equipment such as oxygen systems, aircraft doors, evacuation slides, fire extinguishers, life rafts, galley equipment, communication and audio/visual equipment, and lighting systems. Handles credit transactions for liquor, audio equipment, and other sales.

Uses computers, including navigation within Windows environments and data entry and retrieval of
information using company-operated systems. Reads, comprehends, updates, and uses technical or
specialized information.

Interacts in a professional and friendly manner with clients, coworkers, and customers of diverse backgrounds. Works with other crew members on a team to ensure all services meet company standards. Takes responsibility and is accountable for commitments and assignments.

Displays exceptional interpersonal skills, exercises good judgment, and can resolve conflicts
with grace.

Presents a professional image, including a neat, well-groomed appearance as described in the Flight
Attendant Uniform Appearance Standards.

Punctuality and maintaining reliable attendance are essential functions of the job.

Must be able to speak in a clear, concise, and organized manner, loudly enough to be heard in an

Ability to speak, read, write, and understand English fluently. Proficiency in a second language is highly desirable.

Ability to hear all types and ranges of sound. Must meet hearing and vision requirements as established by the Federal Aviation Administration and the airline.

Ability to use time efficiently and productively. Ability to demonstrate assertiveness and influence, when appropriate.

Ability to resolve difficult, emotionally charged, or confrontational issues while maintaining composure and focusing on customer needs. Ability to make decisions with little or no supervision, or in the face of rapidly changing events, stress, emergencies, or crises.

Ability to demonstrate flexibility and adjust easily to new conditions, changing needs, and priorities.

Must complete Initial Flight Attendant Training, including Emergency Procedures and annual recurrent emergency training. May be required to complete other training as well.

Physical Requirements

Flight attendants are required to be able to perform a combination of physical activities in the course
of their workday. The types and combinations of physical activities that are required may vary from
day to day, depending upon the job tasks assigned.

Some of those activities include the following:

Works in aircraft aisles and galleys for periods of up to 14 hours or more, performing duties that require standing, walking, stooping, kneeling, reaching, lifting, stretching, and bending. Such duties may be complicated by unpredictable, and at times, air turbulence.

Pushes or pulls movable carts. Ergonomic studies show that the initial push/pull force (force required
to put a beverage or food cart in motion, at a flat angle) is 29 pounds of force. On a 4-degree angle,
the estimated required force is 45 pounds.

Frequently required to use force up to 25 lbs. to lift, push, or pull objects, such as beverage stowage

Occasionally required to use 25 to 55 lbs. of force to lift, push, or pull objects.

At times, required to use forces greater than 55 lbs. to lift, push, or pull objects. Some of these push, pull, or
lifting forces must be performed with the arms at or above shoulder level, such as in the case of
closing or opening overhead bins.

Ability to perform tasks that require overall body coordination/balance. Vertical reach of at least 82
inches (2.08 meters) and a maximum height of 76 inches.

Ability to pass vision, hearing, and middle ear function tests.


High school graduate or GED

Additional Qualifications

Qualifications: Must be able to complete company physical assessing capability to meet flight
attendant essential functions with or without a reasonable accommodation, ten-year work history
review, drug screens, criminal background checks, the required initial and emergency procedures for
flight attendants and other pre-employment checks required to obtain SIDA access.

Must possess a valid passport before attending training with 30 months validity remaining before expiration.


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