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

Salaries for Air Traffic Controllers at U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) are generous, with average pay above six figures ($124K) per year. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. This field is filled with high levels of job satisfaction; most Air Traffic Controllers at U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) are happy with their jobs. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$51,064 - $169,007
(Median)
$51K
$120K
$170K
MEDIAN: $123,909
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$30.44 - $92.00
(Median)
$30
$64
$92
MEDIAN: $64.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$51,064 - $169,007  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,319  
Total Pay (?
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$60,913 - $178,431  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 62
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$30.44 - $92.00  
   
Overtime
$48.94 - $122.91  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,319  
   
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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$60,913 - $178,431  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 14
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Experience Affects Air Traffic Controller Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

Experienced
up arrow 1%

National Average
$128,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
42%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 99%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
medical benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 1%
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