Aircraft Dispatcher Salary (United States)

Yearly pay for Aircraft Dispatchers in the United States typically comes in around $44,460 per year. Compensation starts at $28,690 and can reach $88,805 per year. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. The numbers for this synopsis were furnished by individuals who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Aircraft Dispatcher Salary (?
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$29,657 - $92,304
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MEDIAN: $53,113
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Aircraft Dispatcher Salary (?
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$10.15 - $35.23
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$29,657 - $92,304  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,526  
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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$28,690 - $88,805  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 30
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$10.15 - $35.23  
   
Overtime
$18.12 - $77.74  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,526  
   
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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$28,690 - $88,805  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 22
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Job Description for Aircraft Dispatcher

  • Coordinate, schedule, and communicate with flight crew to ensure safety and inform of delays.
  • Ensure safe and legal procedures are followed from pre-flight to landing.
  • Coordinate daily logistics and flight logs, including tracking passengers, weight, and cargo on each flight.
  • Monitor weather, events, hotel availability, catering, and other services and obstacles.

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Pay by Experience Level for Aircraft Dispatcher

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.

Experience Affects Aircraft Dispatcher Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 92%
Experienced
up arrow 18%
National Average
$44,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 1%
Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 5 votes.

Gender

Female
41%
female alumni
 
Male
59%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 10%
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