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

Air Traffic Controllers at U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) can expect to earn a very comfortable salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $122K) surpassing six figures annually. Almost all enjoy medical while a little over a half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little less than one-half. Most people is this field find their work highly enjoyable. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$51,064 - $168,187
(Median)
$51K
$120K
$170K
MEDIAN: $122,180
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50%
90%

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$21.59 - $83.12
(Median)
$22
$54
$83
MEDIAN: $54.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$51,064 - $168,187  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $17,617  
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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$65,000 - $177,153  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 62
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$21.59 - $83.12  
   
Overtime
$51.06 - $123.04  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $17,617  
   
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).
)
$65,000 - $177,153  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 17

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Experience Affects Air Traffic Controller at U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$127,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
43%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 97% dental benefits Dental: 54%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 3%
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