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Aircraft Dispatcher Salary

Earnings for Aircraft Dispatchers in the United States come in at around $49K annually on average. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Making up 70 percent of those who took the survey, male Aircraft Dispatchers greatly outnumber their female counterparts. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$30,331 - $88,182
(Median)
$30K
$49K
$88K
MEDIAN: $48,875
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50%
90%

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$10.64 - $25.56
(Median)
$11
$16
$26
MEDIAN: $16.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$30,331 - $88,182  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $17,261  
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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$29,243 - $85,247  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 63
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$10.64 - $25.56  
   
Overtime
$16.50 - $76.47  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $17,261  
   
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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$29,243 - $85,247  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 31

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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 lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $38K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $45K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Aircraft Dispatchers make a median salary of $51K. Aircraft Dispatchers who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $72K.

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Experience Affects Aircraft Dispatcher Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 62%

Experienced
up arrow 14%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$44,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 11%