Air Traffic Controller (Tower Option) Salary

An Air Traffic Controller (Tower Option) earns an average salary of $69,000 per year.

$34,765 - $130,872
$35K
$73K
$130K
MEDIAN: $73,000
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Salary
$34,765 - $130,872  
   
Bonus
$10,000  
Profit Sharing
$88,500  
Total Pay (?
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$35,745 - $137,020  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 18

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Job Description for Air Traffic Controller (Tower Option)

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

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

Pay by Experience for an Air Traffic Controller (Tower Option) has a positive trend. An entry-level Air Traffic Controller (Tower Option) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $73,000 based on 9 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Air Traffic Controller (Tower Option) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 10 salaries. An experienced Air Traffic Controller (Tower Option) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 6 salaries. An Air Traffic Controller (Tower Option) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $101,000 based on 5 salaries.

Key Stats for Air Traffic Controller (Tower Option)

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
18%
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Experience Affects Air Traffic Controller (Tower Option) Salaries

Late-Career
▲32%

National Average
$76,000

Entry-Level
▼4%

Experienced
▼15%

Mid-Career
▼19%

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 60%
dental benefits
Dental: 40%
vision benefits
Vision: 20%
no benefits
None: 40%
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