The average pay for an Air Traffic Controller is $80,938 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

$36,559 - $148,401
(Median)
$37K
$81K
$150K
MEDIAN: $80,937
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50%
90%

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$20.73 - $79.51
(Median)
$21
$41
$80
MEDIAN: $40
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$36,559 - $148,401  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,000  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $85,788  
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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$37,928 - $152,521  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 374
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$20.73 - $79.51  
   
Overtime
$24.00 - $121.19  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $85,788  
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).
)
$37,928 - $152,521  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 63
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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

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Experience Affects Air Traffic Controller Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 51%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$82,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
medical benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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