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Flight pay is the main component of a flight attendant’s salary. Flight pay typically begins after all customers have boarded, cabin doors, including the cockpit door are closed and the parking brake has been released to prepare for push back from the gate. Provided below is a comparison of flight attendant hourly pay (flight pay) at major airlines in the United States. This comparison was updated on 11/16/2021. Visit this page to review additional components that make up a flight attendants salary.

AirlineAllegiantSpiritJetBlue PremiumJetBlue StraightFrontierUnitedAlaskaAmericanHawaiianDeltaSouthwest
RepresentationTWUAFATWUTWUAFAAFAAFAAPFAAFANonunionTWU
Effective date12/21/215/1/20201/1/20181/1/20185/15/20219/202012/17/20211/1/20194/3/202110/1/201911/1/2018
1st 6 mos$23.15$21.04$21.00N/A$24.51$28.88$28.19$30.35$25.74$30.96$28.91
7-12 mos$23.15$22.99$23.70$26.02$24.51$28.88$28.19$30.35$28.31$30.96$29.28
After 1 yr$29.92$26.66$25.86$28.39$27.31$30.64$31.98$32.18$33.10$32.82$32.10
After 2 yr$31.33$28.62$27.78$30.49$29.26$32.59$33.55$34.24$36.90$34.92$34.42
After 3 yr$33.04$30.83$29.76$32.66$31.63$34.71$36.45$36.47$39.65$37.20$37.23
After 4 yr$35.38$32.42$32.06$35.19$33.54$38.25$38.05$40.16$47.73$40.96$40.26
After 5 yr$36.47$33.94$35.36$38.82$34.70$43.30$42.87$45.48$48.98$46.38$45.91
After 6 yr$37.52$36.10$38.32$42.05$36.60$48.41$47.05$49.76$50.73$50.75$48.52
After 7 yr$39.50$37.99$39.78$43.66$38.60$49.96$48.58$51.35$52.67$52.37$50.99
After 8 yr$41.12$39.24$41.10$45.12$39.85$51.34$49.90$52.77$55.23$53.81$54.03
After 9 yr$42.37$40.87$42.78$46.95$42.75$53.26$51.78$54.75$57.04$55.83$57.19
After 10 yr$44.42$42.91$44.48$48.81$43.90$54.73$55.60$56.25$58.38$57.36$60.10
After 11 yr$45.35$43.81$46.56$51.10$45.21$57.33$59.33$58.93$60.04$60.10$64.34
After 12 yr$45.25$51.38$56.40$46.35$67.11$64.56$68.25$61.69$69.59$68.82
After 13 yr$47.68$48.02$65.77$63.40$72.80
After 14 yr$50.21$50.27$66.95$64.65
After 15 yr$51.13$52.23$68.15$65.20
After 16 yr$54.15$65.75
After 17 yr$55.30$67.14
After 18 yr$56.62$67.70
After 19 yr$57.67$69.36

Trip For Pay (TFP) Hourly Conversion: Alaska TFP converted to hourly using TFP x 1.13. Southwest TFP converted to hourly using TFP x 1.15

Overtime Premiums: JetBlue 1.5 times premium rate over 70 hours. Frontier 1.5 times rate over 82 hours. Spirit 1.5 times rate over 85 hours. Alaska and United have quarterly productivity premiums. Southwest has productivity pay. Refer to contracts for more details.

Longevity Premiums: Alaska $1 after 16 years, $1.50 after 20 years, $2 after 25 years and then $1 per every five years after that. Southwest additional $1.50 per TFP after 25 years.

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