Air Traffic Controller Salary

The average pay for an Air Traffic Controller is $82,292 per year. A skill in Safety Compliance is associated with high pay for this job.

$38,990 - $150,477
$39K
$84K
$150K
MEDIAN: $83,791
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$20.43 - $75.48
$20
$40
$75
MEDIAN: $39.65
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$0$154K
Salary $38,990 - $150,477
Bonus $0.00 - $12,745
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $14,000
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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$39,715 - $154,930
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 366
Hourly Data $0$127
Hourly Rate $20.43 - $75.48
Overtime $28.50 - $127.33
Annual Data $0$154K
Bonus $0.00 - $12,745
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $14,000
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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$39,715 - $154,930
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 62

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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

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Air Traffic Controller

Pay by Experience for an Air Traffic Controller has a positive trend. An entry-level Air Traffic Controller with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 203 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Air Traffic Controller with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $87,000 based on 125 salaries. An experienced Air Traffic Controller which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $94,000 based on 95 salaries. An Air Traffic Controller with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $123,000 based on 94 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $86,042

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Key Stats for Air Traffic Controller

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
21%
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Experience Affects Air Traffic Controller Salaries

Late-Career
▲43%

Experienced
▲9%

Mid-Career
▲1%

National Average
$86,000

▼25%

Skills That Affect Air Traffic Controller Salaries

Safety Compliance
▲29%

National Average
$86,000

Air Traffic Control
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
no benefits
None: 7%
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