The salary statistics of flight attendants are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of flight attendants within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The flight attendants annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage|| |
|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|90th Percentile Wage|| |
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for flight attendants. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) flight attendants is $78,650. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $48,500. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26,570. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 196% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of flight attendants from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
From the above tables we note that not only flight attendants salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of flight attendants in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $31,200 to $62,250. The highest paying state for flight attendants is Washington with a median annual salary of $62,250. The lowest paying state is Utah with a median annual salary of $31,200. For more salary information of flight attendants profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.
|State Name||Median Annual Salary|
|New Jersey|| |
|New York|| |