Training Requirements for Flight Attendants

Flight attendants need a high school diploma or equivalent, less than 5 years experience and moderate-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Flight attendants
Percent
Less than High School 1.4
High School 12.1
Some College 33.8
Associates Degree 13.8
Bachelors Degree 32.9
Masters Degree 4.6
Doctorate or Professional Degree 1.5

Employment Outlook for Flight Attendants

This represents about 97,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 2,000 more flight attendants but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 20,000 more.

Typical Income for Flight Attendants

Annual Salaries

On average, flight attendants make $51,620 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Flight attendants $26,570 $39,860 $48,500 $62,490 $78,650
Transportation and material moving occupations $19,150 $22,680 $30,730 $43,170 $59,270
Air transportation workers $32,880 $47,020 $71,510 $118,770 $177,670
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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