The average salary for an Air Traffic Controller is $82,207 per year.

$37,014 - $148,402
$37K
$82K
$150K
MEDIAN: $82,207
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90%

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$20.07 - $82.92
$20
$44
$83
MEDIAN: $44.22
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$37,014 - $148,402  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,809  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $83,437  
Total Pay (?
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$38,481 - $153,978  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 380
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$20.07 - $82.92  
   
Overtime
$23.67 - $124.49  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,809  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $83,437  
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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$38,481 - $153,978  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 61

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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

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

Key Stats for Air Traffic Controller

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.
031
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
23%
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Experience Affects Air Traffic Controller Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 46%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$84,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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