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Flight Attendants

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Work Environment

Flight attendants work inside all sizes and types of aircraft and work on land and in airplanes. They fly in all types of weather and in both hot and cold climates.

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  • Median Military Salary This is the median, or the midpoint, of the salary range for this career.


    Military Salary Range Salary varies based on years of service, degree level, special pays, family status and location.

    $30,911 - $114,364


Flight attendants are responsible for passenger safety during aircraft operations. They manage cabin duties such as briefing passengers on aircraft systems, amenities, and equipment. Flight attendants are responsible for orderly, expeditious evacuation of passengers and crew, and providing emergency medical assistance when necessary. Additionally, they perform pre-flight, through-flight, and post-flight inspections. They also operate a variety of aircraft systems and equipment.

Military Training

All enlisted service members complete basic military training which includes time spent in a classroom and in the field and covers tactical and survival skills physical training military life and customs and weapons training. Flight attendants will gain skills through classes and on-the-job experience including practical experience in aircraft systems operation and maintenance. Further training occurs on the job through actual flying time. Training content may include:

  • Operation of aircraft in-flight refueling systems
  • Cargo munitions and fuel load planning
  • Rescue and recovery operations
  • Aircraft configurations
  • US and International geography
  • Emergency/plane evacuation procedures

Helpful Attributes

  • Ability to work as a team member
  • Ability to work under stress
  • Interest in flying
  • Excellent communication skills

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