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Aircraft Dispatcher Salary

Aircraft Dispatchers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $50K per year. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Male Aircraft Dispatchers who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (67 percent) are men. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
$29,515 - $89,122
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MEDIAN: $49,791
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$10.24 - $30.63
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National Salary Data

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Salary
$29,515 - $89,122  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,000  
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$28,580 - $87,051  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 47
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$10.24 - $30.63  
   
Overtime
$15.32 - $77.08  
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Bonus
$0.00 - $3,000  
   
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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$28,580 - $87,051  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 24
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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.


Aircraft Dispatchers with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Individuals who have worked for fewer than five years bring in approximately $38K on average. Those in the five-to-10 year range can expect an average that is only a touch bigger at $44K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Aircraft Dispatchers make a median salary of $64K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $83K.

Experience Affects Aircraft Dispatcher Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 87%

Experienced
up arrow 44%

National Average
$45,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 8%