Flight Attendants

General Information

Description

Monitor safety of the aircraft cabin. Provide services to airline passengers, explain safety information, serve food and beverages, and respond to emergency incidents.

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Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit96.33%
  2. Self-employed1.60%
  3. Federal government1.00%
  4. Private, not for profit0.72%
  5. State and local government0.33%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Job Outlook

Employment of flight attendants is projected to grow 30 percent from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations. About 17,600 openings for flight attendants are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$59,050

Military salary*

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State-by-state Salary

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$72,150
$47,180
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • High school 70%
  • Bachelor's degree 12%
  • Some college 10%
  • Less than high school 3%
  • Associate's degree 2%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%
  • Post-secondary certificate 0%

Related College Majors

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Knowledge

  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Public Safety and Security
  • English Language
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Geography

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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