Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021
53-2031 Flight Attendants
Monitor safety of the aircraft cabin. Provide services to airline passengers, explain safety information, serve food and beverages, and respond to emergency incidents.
National estimates for Flight Attendants
Industry profile for Flight Attendants
Geographic profile for Flight Attendants
National estimates for Flight Attendants:
Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Flight Attendants:
Percentile wage estimates for Flight Attendants:
Industry profile for Flight Attendants:
Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Flight Attendants are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Flight Attendants, see the Create Customized Tables function.
Industries with the highest levels of employment in Flight Attendants:
Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Flight Attendants:
Top paying industries for Flight Attendants:
Geographic profile for Flight Attendants:
States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Flight Attendants are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Flight Attendants, see the Create Customized Tables function.
States with the highest employment level in Flight Attendants:
States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Flight Attendants:
Top paying states for Flight Attendants:
Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Flight Attendants:
Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Flight Attendants:
Top paying metropolitan areas for Flight Attendants:
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 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 OEWS estimates and related information:
Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022