To start flight attendant training in Sacramento, California, you must first pass a screening interview. Typical flight attendant training is paid for by the airline employer, and housing for trainees may be provided at no charge as well.
Most airlines have eligibility requirements, which include height, vision and communication skills. Personality traits like politeness and excellent grooming habits are important. Flight attendants should also have no health problems, be physically fit and be able to work long hours.
Salary and Benefits
A September 2010 salary survey by PayScale indicates that flight attendants earn between $35,325 and $71,443 per year, which can include tips, overtime and bonuses. Mesa Air Group, a regional airline that trains flight attendants in the Sacramento area, offers their trainees a 401k plan, health and dental insurance, and other benefits.
Flight attendant training curriculum in Sacramento varies based on the specific airline, type of aircraft flown and type of flight. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has standards that must be followed by all airline training programs, including hazardous materials, ground and emergency training.
2016 Salary Information for Flight Attendants
Flight attendants earned a median annual salary of $48,500 in 2016, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. On the low end, flight attendants earned a 25th percentile salary of $39,860, meaning 75 percent earned more than this amount. The 75th percentile salary is $62,490, meaning 25 percent earn more. In 2016, 116,600 people were employed in the U.S. as flight attendants.
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