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Air Traffic Controller Salary at U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) (United States)

Air Traffic Controllers at U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) enjoy a hefty income, with average pay passing six figures ($117K) annually. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a little over a half earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction for Air Traffic Controllers at U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is extremely high. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
Air Traffic Controller at U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Salary (?
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$49,443 - $164,246
(Median)
49K
77K
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140K
160K
MEDIAN: $109,448
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Air Traffic Controller at U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Salary (?
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$21.59 - $78.86
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $54.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$49,443 - $164,246  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,033  
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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$59,413 - $171,896  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 72
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$21.59 - $78.86  
   
Overtime
$58.50 - $122.73  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,033  
   
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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$59,413 - $171,896  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 17
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Experience Affects Air Traffic Controller at U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 14%
Experienced
up arrow 4%
National Average
$117,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

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Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
6%
female alumni
 
Male
94%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
38%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 96% dental benefits Dental: 53%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 3%