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Air Traffic Controller Salary (United States)

The average salary for an Air Traffic Controller is $79,359 per year.
Air Traffic Controller Salary (?
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$35,784 - $146,403
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $79,359
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Air Traffic Controller Salary (?
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$19.49 - $72.62
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MEDIAN: $49.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$35,784 - $146,403  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,571  
Profit Sharing
$580 - $10,000  
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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$36,659 - $151,433  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 444
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$19.49 - $72.62  
   
Overtime
$29.62 - $122.19  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,571  
   
Profit Sharing
$580 - $10,000  
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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$36,659 - $151,433  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 64
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Job Description for Air Traffic Controller

Air Traffic Controllers are responsible for coordinating the in air movements of air traffic around an airport, to ensure that planes do not enter each others airspace, and to organize landings and takeoffs in as efficient a manner as possible to prevent accidents and delays.
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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.

Pay Difference By Location

Houston
up arrow 48%
Chicago
up arrow 39%
New York
up arrow 19%
Atlanta
up arrow 17%
Los Angeles
up arrow 17%
Miami
up arrow 17%
National Average
$86,000
Dallas
up arrow 6%
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Experience Affects Air Traffic Controller Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 43%
Experienced
up arrow 19%
National Average
$86,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 17%
Entry-Level
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
8%
female alumni
 
Male
92%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 7%