What does an Attendant do?

Attendants perform a variety of customer support and service tasks in a broad range of settings, including hotels, dining establishments, parking operations, outdoor facilities, and retail businesses. They assist clients, provide information, and ensure orderly and efficient operations. Some attendant positions also involve performing maintenance or housekeeping duties or fulfilling a security role. They complete and organize paperwork and documentation. They may be responsible for maintaining inventory and ordering supplies.

Attendants have a high school diploma, and often have a background in customer relations, maintenance, or logistics. These roles require excellent customer relations skills and strong attention to detail. Some roles may involve standing for long periods of time or performing physically strenuous tasks. Must be able to remain focused and organized in a fast-paced environment.

EducationGED / High School Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.6 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.2 ★
Avg. Experience8+ years

Attendant Salaries

Average Base Pay

$40,184 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: $40K
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Attendant Career Path

Learn how to become an Attendant, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

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Attendant Insights

Read what Attendant professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Meadowbrook Country ClubMeadowbrook Country Club
Locker Room Attendant
Aug. 18, 2020

“Great co workers and an awesome place to network and gain professional connections to benefit my career”

Hillcrest Country Club (CA)
Golf Shop Attendant
Aug. 10, 2020

“You work with a great staff that cares for you and only wants the best for you!”

Zagame's (Australia)
Bottleshop Attendant
May 12, 2021

“Got to work with some really great people and have made some long life mates.”

Oberlin CollegeOberlin College
Circulation Desk Attendant
Aug. 10, 2021

“The job isn't hard and is a great way to earn some money in college.”

Delaware NorthDelaware North
Stand Attendant
Aug. 2, 2021

“good job and there are really good people there to help and new people to meet.”

UC IrvineUC Irvine
Fitlab Desk Attendant
Nov. 4, 2020

“Flexible hours and ability to work with fellow UCI students makes this one of the best jobs on campus.”

Fuel Attendant
Apr. 5, 2021

“Managers up front can forget about you being all of the way outside of the big store”

Grand Wailea ResortGrand Wailea Resort
Pool Attendant
Aug. 26, 2021

“During probation (3 months) the pay is $18 (if I remember correctly).”

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Attendant Interviews

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Team Member
38% skills overlap
General Manager
13% skills overlap

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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of an attendant

When working as an attendant, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Excellent Customer Service, English Language, Interpersonal and Communication, Positive Attitude and Written Communication.

The most similar professions to attendant are:
  • Team Member
  • Cashier
  • General Manager
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The most common qualifications to become an attendant is a minimum of a GED / High School Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.