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)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 483501 3.724 2854
United States 116,600128,500 10.26,100 6,90014,190

Job outlook

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


2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 52,66026,86041,040 50,50063,09079,520
Alaska 54,59035,63040,550 50,92063,56084,200
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 54,59035,63040,550 50,92063,56084,200

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