How Much do Flight Attendants Make?

Do flight attendants make a lot of money? What is the average pay for flight attendants?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, flight attendants in the United States earn an average of $56,230 a year. Flight attendants make 5% more than the average American worker.

Flight attendants in Washington are the best paid, making $78,440 a year, while flight attendants in Colorado make the least at $49,270.

  • Latest wage data is for May 2019
  • Pre-tax earnings; Wages only - does not include benefits
Flight Attendant Wages by Percentile
Percentile Annually
90th $80,940
75th $67,040
50th $56,640
25th $41,070
10th $29,270
Flight Attendant Wages by State

In what states do flight attendants make the most? In what states do flight attendants make the least?

In the map below, green represents higher pay and red represents lower pay. Keep scrolling down to see a table with the average wages in each state.

State Annually
California $54,580
Colorado $49,270
Florida $55,180
Georgia $55,780
Illinois $51,010
Indiana $62,120
Kentucky $55,580
Massachusetts $63,470
Michigan $57,620
Minnesota $52,140
Nevada $56,650
New York $50,410
North Carolina $56,270
Ohio $58,190
Utah $51,400
Washington $78,440
Metro Areas Where Flight Attendants Earn the Most
  • Data is for the entire metro area, not just the city
Metro Area Annually
Seattle, WA $78,840
Columbus, OH $68,710
Boston, MA $63,470
Orlando, FL $60,280
Detroit, MI $58,000
Las Vegas, NV $56,650
Charlotte, NC $56,190
Raleigh, NC $55,960
Cincinnati, OH $55,890
Atlanta, GA $55,810
Flight Attendant Wages by Year
Year Annually
2019 $56,230
2018 $56,630
2017 $52,660
2016 $51,620
2015 $46,750
2014 $46,300
2013 $43,860
2012 $42,340
2011 $41,720