payscale is as follows:
Years of Svc. // Hourly rate // Time and a Half Rate
0-1 // $21.22 // $31.83
1-2 // $22.99 // $34.49
2-3 // $26.23 // $39.35
3-4 // $27.58 // $41.77
4-5 // $29.18 // $43.77
5-6 // $30.65 // $45.98
6-7 // $32.71 // $49.07
7-8 // $34.33 // $51.50
8-9 // $35.48 // $53.22
9-10 // $37.01 // $55.52
10-11 // $38.13 // $57.20
11-12 // $39.27 // $58.91
12-13 // $40.45 // $60.68
Per diem: $1.75/hr.
Although it's not the highest paying overall in the U.S. industry, it certainly is one of the better. Also the pay rate in the first few years of service are much higher than most other airlines.
Here's some other information for comparison:
The company recognizes 7 holidays. FA
's who actually fly on company designated holidays receive 1.5 times their hourly rate. FA
's who fly 82 hours or more during a holiday month in addition to flying on a designated holiday receive double time. FA
's who are working (including those who are on a RON or scheduled ready reserve shift) also have the option to purchase two additional roundtrip buddy passes in addition to the 10 the company awards each year.
The company awards FA
's 2 days off per rolling calendar year for perfect attendance. The awarded credit per day is 5.25 hours. The company also awards a Paid Time Off day (personal holiday) valued at 4 credit hours for FA
's. This is regardless of attendance or performance. It's just a simple "thank you" from the company for our hard work.
The company does not provide accomodations for those from out of town from inflight training. However, it is one of the few airlines to pay for training, and a full salary at that. Training is 6 weeks in duration and for the first 4 weeks, you are paid your full 75 hour guarantee (no per diem) at the first year payrate of $21.22. You are paid half that amount for your last two weeks ($795.75).
We also have paid vacation and sick days, which are accrued immediately upon employment (no probationary period is enforced in order to receive any of these benefits). FA
's with 1-5 years of service receive 14 paid days of vacation each year, which can be broken into 2 separate weeks or taken all at once. FA
's with more than 5 years of service receive 21 paid vacation days per year, while those with 10 or more years of service receive 28 paid vacation days.
The credit value per vacation day varies based on years of service:
Completed Years of Inflight Service // Value Per Day (credit hours)
0-3 // 3.5
4-7 // 4.0
8-11 // 4.5
12+ // 5.0
Medical, dental, vision, 401k, etc. all begin immediately. You are considered a full time permanent employee on day one of training. The exception to this are your travel benefits. Free travel benefits with the company begin after 30 days of employment.
Flight Attendants can also split trips at their discretion, with any portion of entire trip being dropped or swapped (not too many carriers offer this privilege- you either fly all 3 or 4 days of the trip or drop it). So essentially, we can turn a 3 or 4 day trip into just a 1, 2, or 3 day trip based on our preferences.
This means that at the beginning of week 5 of training, you are eligible for free unlimited travel on Frontier, including your spouse (married or domestic partner with proof), dependant children, and parents. In place of any of these relatives, you may add companions. Although companions travel at your seniority/priority with OR
without you just like your other eligibles (spouse, parents, children), they do not fly for free. They must pay the buddy pass rate for travel ($25 each way plus $2.50 per segment) each time they fly. All travel for the employee and eligibles are free and unlimited. Companion pass travel is also unlimited. International fees apply for flights to Mexico. 20 one way buddy passes are awarded each year and cost $25 each way plus $2.50 per segment. If the buddy travels with the employee, they travel at the same priority as the employee (SA3P). Without the employee, they travel at one lower priority (SA4P).
We have many corporate agreements and zonal fares (ZED fares) with a variety of airlines for interline travel, including all major U.S. carriers. Some of these travel benefits are dependant on how long you've been with the company. Some airlines require that you must have at least 3-12 months seniority with the company (depending on the individual airline) in order to take advantage of the agreement. We have flight attendant jumpseat agreements with a variety of airlines including but not limited to American, American Eagle, SkyWest, AirTran, Spirit, jetBlue, MaxJet, and Allegiant. All agreements (with the exception of jetBlue and Spirit) are for cabin seats only.
I have worked here for more than 2.5 years and I LOVE it. I still feel like I began working here just yesterday. It's always exciting and my coworkers are like my family. Frontier is a GREAT company to work for. It embodies a small family atmosphere and our benefits are VERY competitive. I hope this information can get our name out there for those who would like to pursue a flying career.
Frontier typically only hires flight attendants once or twice a year, so for those who are interested, please monitor our employment listings at www.frontierairlines.com.