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

Air Traffic Controllers at U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) see excellent average salaries — about $129K annually. Almost all enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Most Air Traffic Controllers at U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) report high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$55,742 - $166,911
$56K
$130K
$170K
MEDIAN: $128,533
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$51.89 - $85.22
$68
MEDIAN: $67.95
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$55,742 - $166,911  
   
Bonus
$1,526  
Total Pay (?
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$57,536 - $182,317  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 38
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$67.95  
   
Overtime
$32.68 - $124.36  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$1,526  
   
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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$57,536 - $182,317  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 8

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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.


Annually raking in $102K, the average professional in this position sees a six-figure salary within the first five years. Air Traffic Controllers at U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $134K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $153K on average.

Key Stats for Air Traffic Controller

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
35%
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Experience Affects Air Traffic Controller Salaries

Late-Career
▲15%

Mid-Career
▲4%

Experienced
▼0%

National Average
$133,000

Entry-Level
▼23%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
35%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
vision benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 2%
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