Flight Attendants (53-2031)

Occupation description:  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.

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 450488 8.44 912
United States 97,900100,100 2.2220 1,7902,010

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with moderate employment opportunities. Read more.


2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 51,62026,57039,860 48,50062,49078,650

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
614184 30.046.9 35.7
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation29
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation20
UI claimants previously working in occupation7
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 83
Number of job position postings 3
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 27.7

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: High school diploma or equivalent Work experience: Less than 5 years On-the-job training: Moderate-term on-the-job training