Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For many but not all Aircraft Dispatchers, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Starting at $37K, salaries for Aircraft Dispatchers new to the field show little growth early on, reaching just $44K after five to 10 years. Compensation is $53K after 10 to 20 years. Wages continue to improve for Aircraft Dispatchers after 20 years in the field, and salaries border $85K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 15 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 6 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 17 percent. Between one and nine years of experience is the norm for people in this field—a majority of those surveyed fit this bill.