Flight Attendants

Prospects: Favorable

*According to projected annual openings and year-over-year growth

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.

Number of positions

2012: 8,670    2014: 8,750

Annual job postings

New: 40    Replacement: 140
(Total: 180)   

Salaries in NYC

Starting at:
Up to:

Educational requirements

Minimum education:
High school diploma or equivalent

Work experience:
Less than 5 years

On-the-job training:
Moderate-term on-the-job training

Education level achieved by workers


Sources: New York State Department of Labor, U.S. Department of Labor.