Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
93,550 5.8 % (4) $43,860 1.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $28,910 $34,000 $40,520 $51,630 $67,290
(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 89,600 21.60 (4) $43,780

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 89,600 21.60 (4) $43,780

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 (8) (8) (4) $69,430
Support Activities for Air Transportation (8) (8) (4) $59,420
Scheduled Air Transportation 89,600 21.60 (4) $43,780
Nonscheduled Air Transportation (8) (8) (4) $43,080


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)
California 10,830 0.74 1.04 (4) $41,220
Illinois 9,560 1.68 2.38 (4) $40,280
New York 9,170 1.06 1.50 (4) $40,620
Georgia 8,810 2.27 3.22 (4) $50,760
Texas 8,800 0.81 1.14 (4) $48,050




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)
Georgia 8,810 2.27 3.22 (4) $50,760
Illinois 9,560 1.68 2.38 (4) $40,280
Arizona 4,060 1.64 2.33 (4) $43,270
Minnesota 2,870 1.07 1.51 (4) $43,360
New York 9,170 1.06 1.50 (4) $40,620




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Florida 6,590 0.88 1.25 (4) $51,590
Georgia 8,810 2.27 3.22 (4) $50,760
Texas 8,800 0.81 1.14 (4) $48,050
Indiana 1,160 0.41 0.58 (4) $45,790
Hawaii (8) (8) (8) (4) $44,850





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 9,550 2.58 3.66 (4) $40,260
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 9,200 1.76 2.49 (4) $40,850
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 8,550 3.70 5.25 (4) $51,090
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 6,070 2.20 3.12 (4) $43,960
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 5,390 1.36 1.92 (4) $38,270
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 4,040 2.27 3.21 (4) $43,370
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 3,570 3.41 4.84 (4) $42,380
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,870 1.60 2.27 (4) $43,360
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 2,350 1.84 2.60 (4) $39,010
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 2,140 1.48 2.10 (4) $43,180




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

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 8,550 3.70 5.25 (4) $51,090
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 3,570 3.41 4.84 (4) $42,380
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 9,550 2.58 3.66 (4) $40,260
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 4,040 2.27 3.21 (4) $43,370
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 6,070 2.20 3.12 (4) $43,960
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 2,350 1.84 2.60 (4) $39,010
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 9,200 1.76 2.49 (4) $40,850
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,870 1.60 2.27 (4) $43,360
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 2,140 1.48 2.10 (4) $43,180
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 5,390 1.36 1.92 (4) $38,270




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) (4) $73,140
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,080 0.97 1.37 (4) $61,190
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) (4) $52,270
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 8,550 3.70 5.25 (4) $51,090
Raleigh-Cary, NC (8) (8) (8) (4) $50,800
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL (8) (8) (8) (4) $50,110
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 1,110 1.21 1.72 (4) $46,030
Pittsburgh, PA (8) (8) (8) (4) $45,630
Honolulu, HI (8) (8) (8) (4) $44,850
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 6,070 2.20 3.12 (4) $43,960


About May 2013 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(4) Wages for some occupations that do not generally work year-round, full time, are reported either as hourly wages or annual salaries depending on how they are typically paid.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014

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