Air Traffic Controller (Tower Option) Salary

An Air Traffic Controller (Tower Option) earns an average salary of $78,088 per year.

$36,329 - $168,860
(Median)
$36K
$78K
$170K
MEDIAN: $78,088
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Salary
$36,329 - $168,860  
   
Bonus
$2,500  
Profit Sharing
$3,618  
Total Pay (?
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$37,506 - $165,655  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 46
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Job Description for Air Traffic Controller (Tower Option)

  • Use proper inter and intra facility coordination techniques.
  • Schedule and watch airspace.
  • Monitors flight dispatch, base operations, ASR radar, PAR radar and approach control.
  • Train and supervise other employees.

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Pay by Experience Level for Air Traffic Controller (Tower Option)

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Experience Affects Air Traffic Controller (Tower Option) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 51%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

National Average
$79,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
medical benefits
Vision: 47%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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