Air Traffic Controller (Tower Option) Salary

An Air Traffic Controller (Tower Option) earns an average salary of $81,389 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job.

$34,521 - $173,501
(Median)
$35K
$81K
$170K
MEDIAN: $81,389
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$34,521 - $173,501  
   
Bonus
$200.00 - $4,750  
Total Pay (?
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$34,765 - $173,062  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 37
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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)

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Air Traffic Controller (Tower Option) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 79%

Experienced
up arrow 15%

National Average
$82,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

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

Years of Experience

1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
37%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 100% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 75% employee benefits None:
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