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Air Traffic Controller Salary

The average salary for an Air Traffic Controller is $82,463 per year.

$36,684 - $147,609
(Median)
$37K
$82K
$150K
MEDIAN: $82,462
10%
50%
90%

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$21.04 - $72.31
(Median)
$21
$49
$72
MEDIAN: $49.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$36,684 - $147,609  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,075  
Profit Sharing
$580 - $15,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$38,562 - $152,573  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 411
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$21.04 - $72.31  
   
Overtime
$31.06 - $122.58  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,075  
   
Profit Sharing
$580 - $15,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$38,562 - $152,573  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 65

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Job Description for Air Traffic Controller

An air traffic controller directs traffic in the air and on the ground. The air traffic controller alerts pilots as to obstructions that might be in their path, such as other aircraft and bad weather. The air traffic controller may sometimes have to reroute airborne aircraft when adverse weather conditions are present. The air traffic controller also assists aircraft with landing and take-off instructions.

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Air Traffic Controller Tasks

  • Use proper inter and intra facility coordination techniques.
  • Schedule and watch airspace.
  • Monitors flight dispatch, base operations, ASR radar, PAR radar and approach control.
  • Train and supervise other employees.

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Pay by Experience Level for Air Traffic Controller

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Air Traffic Controller Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 38%

Experienced
up arrow 16%

National Average
$89,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 17%

Entry-Level
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 51 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 8%
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