Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
98,510 5.4 % (4) $46,300 2.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $28,820 $34,990 $42,290 $54,350 $72,560
(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 94,910 23.31 (4) $46,110
Management of Companies and Enterprises 60 0.00 (4) $81,120
Oil and Gas Extraction 30 0.02 (4) $55,540

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 94,910 23.31 (4) $46,110
Oil and Gas Extraction 30 0.02 (4) $55,540
Management of Companies and Enterprises 60 0.00 (4) $81,120

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 60 (7) (4) $81,120
Support Activities for Air Transportation (8) (8) (4) $63,330
Oil and Gas Extraction 30 0.02 (4) $55,540
Nonscheduled Air Transportation (8) (8) (4) $49,490
Scheduled Air Transportation 94,910 23.31 (4) $46,110


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 11,130 0.74 1.01 (4) $45,530
New York 10,380 1.18 1.62 (4) $43,690
Illinois 9,750 1.69 2.32 (4) $41,590
Georgia 8,860 2.22 3.05 (4) $52,200
Texas 7,630 0.68 0.93 (4) $50,260




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 8,860 2.22 3.05 (4) $52,200
Illinois 9,750 1.69 2.32 (4) $41,590
Colorado 3,000 1.27 1.74 (4) $43,490
Minnesota 3,240 1.19 1.63 (4) $45,820
New York 10,380 1.18 1.62 (4) $43,690




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Florida 7,400 0.97 1.32 (4) $55,870
Georgia 8,860 2.22 3.05 (4) $52,200
Texas 7,630 0.68 0.93 (4) $50,260
Wisconsin (8) (8) (8) (4) $47,190
South Carolina (8) (8) (8) (4) $47,010





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)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 10,370 1.92 2.64 (4) $43,760
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 9,750 2.60 3.56 (4) $41,570
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 8,800 3.69 5.06 (4) $52,360
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 5,830 2.05 2.81 (4) $47,580
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 5,650 1.39 1.91 (4) $44,860
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 3,740 3.44 4.72 (4) $43,430
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 3,620 3.46 4.74 (4) $55,090
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,490 1.47 2.01 (4) $37,660
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 3,240 1.78 2.44 (4) $45,820
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 2,930 2.21 3.03 (4) $43,920




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 8,800 3.69 5.06 (4) $52,360
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 3,620 3.46 4.74 (4) $55,090
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 3,740 3.44 4.72 (4) $43,430
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 9,750 2.60 3.56 (4) $41,570
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 2,930 2.21 3.03 (4) $43,920
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 5,830 2.05 2.81 (4) $47,580
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 10,370 1.92 2.64 (4) $43,760
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 3,240 1.78 2.44 (4) $45,820
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,490 1.47 2.01 (4) $37,660
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 1,330 1.42 1.95 (4) $47,170




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)
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) (4) $76,280
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 3,620 3.46 4.74 (4) $55,090
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 8,800 3.69 5.06 (4) $52,360
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL (8) (8) (8) (4) $49,160
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 5,830 2.05 2.81 (4) $47,580
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 1,330 1.42 1.95 (4) $47,170
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 300 0.29 0.40 (4) $46,600
Pittsburgh, PA (8) (8) (8) (4) $46,550
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 3,240 1.78 2.44 (4) $45,820
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 5,650 1.39 1.91 (4) $44,860


About May 2014 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015