Aircraft Dispatcher Salary

For Aircraft Dispatchers, annual average wages total $54K per year. Location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Aircraft Dispatchers report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Making up 73 percent of those who took the survey, male Aircraft Dispatchers greatly outnumber their female counterparts. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$31,967 - $103,669
$32K
$54K
$100K
MEDIAN: $54,099
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$13.52 - $29.16
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$31,967 - $103,669  
   
Bonus
$3,300  
Profit Sharing
$10,000  
Total Pay (?
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$29,883 - $101,354  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 49
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$34$68$102
Hourly Rate
$13.52 - $29.16  
   
Overtime
$1.55 - $99.87  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$3,300  
   
Profit Sharing
$10,000  
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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$29,883 - $101,354  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 26

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Job Description for Aircraft Dispatcher

An aircraft dispatcher typically works in commercial aviation, normally as part of a company that provides airplanes for passenger travel or freight delivery. The dispatcher is the person who works out the schedules and timetables for his or her company's aircraft at a particular airport or aviation company. The dispatcher typically is the person who files all flight plan information with ground authorities prior to takeoffs. Finally, he or she interacts with pilots and air traffic personnel to help make decisions on when to list flights as delayed or cancelled due to weather, mechanical problems, or general traffic concerns.

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Aircraft Dispatcher Tasks

  • 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.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Aircraft Dispatcher

Pay by Experience for an Aircraft Dispatcher has a positive trend. An entry-level Aircraft Dispatcher with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 45 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Aircraft Dispatcher with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 15 salaries. An experienced Aircraft Dispatcher which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $74,000 based on 16 salaries. An Aircraft Dispatcher with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $105,000 based on 13 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $46,388

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Atlanta offers some of the highest pay in the country for Aircraft Dispatchers, 118 percent above the national average. Aircraft Dispatchers will also find cushy salaries in Memphis (+109 percent) and Dallas (+7 percent). Aircraft Dispatchers in Miami make 33 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay.

Key Stats for Aircraft Dispatcher

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Aircraft Dispatcher Salaries

Late-Career
▲126%

Experienced
▲60%

National Average
$46,000

Mid-Career
▼2%

Entry-Level
▼19%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
no benefits
None: 13%
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