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Occupational Employment Statistics


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.

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 2,370660$57,987.50/yr$33,039.24/yr$41,650.44/yr$66,106.48/yr$66,641.79/yr$78,474.52/yr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and Utilities2,370N/A
Professional and Business ServicesN/AN/A
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Central Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Northwest Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 2,370$66,106.48/yr23.6%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 2,370$66,110.79/yrN/A
Minnesota 2,380$66,110.79/yr23.9%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Nursing Assistants 25,440$19.53/hr3.6%
Passenger Attendants 110$12.40/hrN/A
Bartenders 15,010$12.68/hr27.2%

  • Greet passengers boarding aircraft and direct them to assigned seats.
  • Check to ensure that food, beverages, blankets, reading material, emergency equipment, and other supplies are aboard and are in adequate supply.
  • Announce and demonstrate safety and emergency procedures, such as the use of oxygen masks, seat belts, and life jackets.
  • Prepare passengers and aircraft for landing, following procedures.
  • Conduct periodic trips through the cabin to ensure passenger comfort and to distribute reading material, headphones, pillows, playing cards, and blankets.
  • Attend preflight briefings concerning weather, altitudes, routes, emergency procedures, crew coordination, lengths of flights, food and beverage services offered, and numbers of passengers.
  • Verify that first aid kits and other emergency equipment, including fire extinguishers and oxygen bottles, are in working order.
  • Sell alcoholic beverages to passengers.
  • Walk aisles of planes to verify that passengers have complied with federal regulations prior to takeoffs and landings.
  • Assist passengers entering or disembarking the aircraft.