Aircraft Dispatcher Salary

An average Aircraft Dispatcher in the United States can expect to take home roughly $55K per year. Geography and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Aircraft Dispatchers (66 percent) survey respondents are male. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. A large number enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$32,254 - $114,000
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$55K
$110K
MEDIAN: $55,000
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$12.37 - $32.00
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MEDIAN: $15.42
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$32,254 - $114,000  
   
Bonus
$604 - $5,960  
Profit Sharing
$10,174  
Total Pay (?
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$29,841 - $106,658  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 54
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$12.37 - $32.00  
   
Overtime
$1.53 - $100.81  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$604 - $5,960  
   
Profit Sharing
$10,174  
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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$29,841 - $106,658  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 23

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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

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. In this position, someone who has worked for fewer than five years can expect a median salary of $37K. The median for people with five to 10 years of experience is only a little bit higher at $45K. Aircraft Dispatchers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $74K. Veteran professionals who boast more than 20 years of relevant experience enjoy plum median salaries that average out to the six-figure sum of $105K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $45,286

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

Home to some of the best pay for Aircraft Dispatchers, Atlanta offers exceptional salaries, 124 percent above the national average. Aircraft Dispatchers will also find cushy salaries in Memphis (+114 percent) and Dallas (+9 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in an Aircraft Dispatcher's salary, with Miami Aircraft Dispatchers earning salaries that are 31 percent less than the national average.

Key Stats for Aircraft Dispatcher

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
17%
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Experience Affects Aircraft Dispatcher Salaries

Late-Career
▲132%

Experienced
▲64%

Mid-Career
▼0%

National Average
$45,000

Entry-Level
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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