Air Traffic Controller at U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Salary
Air Traffic Controllers at U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) can look forward to a sizeable six-figure salary — around $127K per year on average. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. It's heartening to note that most people in this field love their work, finding it both fun and rewarding. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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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.
Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $105K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $134K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Air Traffic Controllers at U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) see a median salary of $131K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $150K on average.