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 ($129K) per year. Almost all enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little over a half. Job satisfaction for Air Traffic Controllers at U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is extremely high. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$55,742 - $170,718
$56K
$130K
$170K
MEDIAN: $128,805
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$51.00 - $83.01
$70
MEDIAN: $70.00
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$0$181K
Salary $55,742 - $170,718
Bonus $1,400
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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$57,322 - $181,871
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 38
Hourly Data $0$128
Hourly Rate $70.00
Overtime $75.50 - $128.40
Annual Data $0$181K
Bonus $1,400
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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$57,322 - $181,871
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 7

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Pay by Experience Level for Air Traffic Controller

Pay by Experience for an Air Traffic Controller has a positive trend. An entry-level Air Traffic Controller with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $100,000 based on 13 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Air Traffic Controller with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $138,000 based on 10 salaries. An experienced Air Traffic Controller which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $134,000 based on 11 salaries. An Air Traffic Controller with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $156,000 based on 15 salaries.

U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Air Traffic Controller at U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)?

Air Traffic Controller in Palmdale:
"Exillerating."
Pros: Being in the heat of the moment and right on top of allergy combing and depending airplanes.
Cons: Management and Union employee relations.

Key Stats for Air Traffic Controller

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
29%
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Experience Affects Air Traffic Controller Salaries

Late-Career
▲17%

Mid-Career
▲4%

Experienced
▼0%

National Average
$133,000

Entry-Level
▼25%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
no benefits
None: 2%
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