Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

53-2031 Flight Attendants

Provide personal services to ensure the safety, security, and comfort of airline passengers during flight. Greet passengers, verify tickets, explain use of safety equipment, and serve food or beverages.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Mean wage
RSE (3)
88,020 5.9 % (4) $41,630 2.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $24,930 $31,790 $37,740 $47,490 $63,990
(4)

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scheduled Air Transportation 86,570 21.11 (4) $41,560
Nonscheduled Air Transportation 1,040 2.55 (4) $42,280
Support Activities for Air Transportation 170 0.11 (4) $50,660
Management of Companies and Enterprises 40 0.00 (4) $59,740

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scheduled Air Transportation 86,570 21.11 (4) $41,560
Nonscheduled Air Transportation 1,040 2.55 (4) $42,280
Support Activities for Air Transportation 170 0.11 (4) $50,660
Management of Companies and Enterprises 40 0.00 (4) $59,740

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Management of Companies and Enterprises 40 (7) (4) $59,740
Support Activities for Air Transportation 170 0.11 (4) $50,660
Nonscheduled Air Transportation 1,040 2.55 (4) $42,280
Scheduled Air Transportation 86,570 21.11 (4) $41,560


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 12,710 1.26 1.82 (4) $47,500
California 9,610 0.69 0.99 (4) $40,760
Illinois 8,510 1.54 2.22 (4) $32,880
New York 8,180 0.98 1.42 (4) $42,850
Florida 5,180 0.73 1.05 (4) $39,770




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 1,610 2.82 4.08 (8) (8)
Arizona 4,310 1.82 2.63 (4) $52,480
Nevada 1,750 1.57 2.27 (4) $35,020
Illinois 8,510 1.54 2.22 (4) $32,880
Texas 12,710 1.26 1.82 (4) $47,500