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Ride Attendant Demographics in the US

The average employee age for ride attendants is 34 years. The ride attendant workforce reached a whopping 87,299 in 2020!

Among ride attendants, we discovered that 48.9% of them are women, while 45.8% are men. The most common race/ethnicity among ride attendants is White, which makes up 61.4% of all ride attendants. Comparatively, there are 18.2% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 12.0% of the Black or African American ethnicity. The majority of ride attendants are located in NV, Las Vegas and FL, Orlando.

Ride Attendant Statistics and Facts in the US

After extensive research and analysis, Zippia's data science team found that:

  • There are over 87,299 ride attendants currently employed in the United States.
  • 48.9% of all ride attendants are women, while only 45.8% are men.
  • The average age of an employed ride attendant is 34 years old.
  • The most common ethnicity of ride attendants is White (61.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (18.2%) and Black or African American (12.0%).
  • The majority of ride attendants are located in NV, Las Vegas and FL, Orlando.
  • Ride attendants are most in-demand in Vallejo, CA.
  • Ride attendants are paid an average annual salary of $22,090.
  • Centennial, CO pays an annual average wage of $23,202, the highest in the US.
  • Ride attendants average starting salary is $17,000.
  • In 2021, women earned 100% of what men earned.
  • The top 10% of highest-paid ride attendants earn as much as $27,000 or more.
  • Vermont is the best state for ride attendants to live.
  • Ride attendants are more likely to work at private companies in comparison to public companies.

Ride Attendant Statistics by Race

The most common ethnicity among ride attendants is White, which makes up 61.4% of all ride attendants. Comparatively, there are 18.2% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 12.0% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

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  • White, 61.4%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 18.2%
  • Black or African American, 12.0%
  • Asian, 5.1%
  • Unknown, 2.8%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.5%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Ride Attendants

The chart below shows that 71.3% of ride attendants speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 6.4% and German is the third-most popular at 3.2%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 71.3%
  • French, 6.4%
  • German, 3.2%
  • Swedish, 2.1%
  • Romanian, 2.1%
  • Other, 14.9%

Types of Ride Attendant Degree Levels

We assessed our data to determine the typical level of education for ride attendants. The most common degree for ride attendants is high school diploma. In fact, 38% of ride attendants earn that degree. A close second is bachelor's degree with 18% and rounding it off is associate degree with 12%.

Job Title
  • High School Diploma degree, 38%
  • Bachelors degree, 18%
  • Associate degree, 12%
  • Diploma degree, 5%
  • Other Degrees, 27%

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Ride Attendant Employment Statistics

This section highlights the information we gathered about the types of businesses and industries that employ ride attendants. We found that the most common company type is private. In addition, the industry that employs the most ride attendants is the hospitality industry.

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire ride attendants.

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< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

The Types Of Companies Ride Attendant Work In

Employees with the ride attendant job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most ride attendants prefer to work at private companies over public companies.

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Public

Private

Government

Education

Top Industries Hiring Ride Attendants

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ ride attendants. Those industries include hospitality, retail and manufacturing.

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Hospitality

Retail

Fortune 500

Manufacturing

Professional

Ride Attendant Diversity

From race to gender and even age, we found the average demographic information on those who work as ride attendants. Keep reading to find out what the results for ride attendants were.

Ride Attendant Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2008-2018 among ride attendants.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American

Ride Attendant Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the ride attendant position over time.

Male
Female
63%
60%
58%
55%
53%
50%
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018

Ride Attendant Unemployment Rate Over Time

The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of ride attendants changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Average Age of a Ride Attendant Based On Race And Gender

We determined the average age of ride attendants based on ethnicity and gender.

Male
Female

The Average Number of Years That Ride Attendant Stay in a Job

By looking over 3,239 ride attendants resumes, we figured out that the average ride attendant enjoys staying at their job for Less than 1 year for a percentage of 58%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Ride Attendant Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of ride attendant employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of ride attendants is 20-30 years old, which represents 44% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years

Ride Attendant Male to Female Ratio

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, pin chaser and pin setter have the biggest difference in gender.

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Job Titleascdesc
Maleasc
Femaleascdesc
Costume Director11%83%
Costume Seamstress11%87%
Tanning Salon Attendant12%81%
Ride Attendant46%49%
Golf Course Starter88%9%
Pin Setter90%9%
Pin Chaser92%4%
Male
Female
100%
75%
50%
25%
0%
Pin Chaser
Pin Setter
Golf Course Starter
Ride Attendant
Tanning Salon Attendant
Costume Seamstress
Costume Director
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Ride Attendants with Other Job Titles

After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to ride attendants.

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Job Titleascdesc
LGBTasc
Bingo Clerk6.40%
Baby Sitter7.79%
Ride Attendant10.26%
Group Fitness Instructor15.07%
Theater Usher16.59%
Gaming Host18.13%
Doorman23.15%

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Ride Attendant Gender Pay Gap

male-income
Male Income
$21,398
female-income
Female Income
$21,366

Ride Attendant Income By Gender And Race/Ethnicity

We found interesting that Hispanic or Latino men and Black or African American men make more money compared to others.

  • Male
  • Female
$21,641
$21,567
$21,492
$21,418
$21,344
$21,270
$21,196
$21,122
Asian
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
White

Ride Attendant Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

All Race and Ethnicity
Educationascdesc
Incomeasc
High School Diploma or Less$21,492
Some College/ Associate Degree$22,238
Bachelor's Degree$22,320
Master's Degree$22,658

Ride Attendant Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

  • Asian
  • Black or African American
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • White
$23,374
$23,016
$22,658
$22,300
$21,943
$21,585
$21,227
$20,870
High School Diploma or Less
Some College/ Associate Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree

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Where Do Ride Attendants Earn The Most?

The map here shows where ride attendants earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

Average Salary

Where Are Ride Attendants Located?

By looking through more than 3,239 resumes, we found that the most popular places for ride attendants are NV, Las Vegas and FL, Orlando.

Number of Ride Attendants