Flight Dispatcher Salary (United States)

A Flight Dispatcher earns an average salary of $50,461 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Flight Dispatcher Total Pay (?
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$29,629 - $92,881
(Median)
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50K
67K
93K
MEDIAN: $50,461
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Flight Dispatcher Total Pay (?
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$11.79 - $24.80
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$29,629 - $92,881  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,460  
Profit Sharing
$505 - $8,036  
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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$27,274 - $81,857  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 225
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$11.79 - $24.80  
   
Overtime
$18.07 - $74.33  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,460  
   
Profit Sharing
$505 - $8,036  
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).
)
$27,274 - $81,857  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 225
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Job Description for Flight 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 Flight Dispatcher

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

Pay Difference By Location

Chicago
up arrow 18%
Dallas
up arrow 11%
National Average
$45,000
Larger circles over a city indicate a job is popular in that location.

Experience Affects Flight Dispatcher Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 34%
Experienced
up arrow 28%
Mid-Career
up arrow 10%
National Average
$45,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
26%
female alumni
 
Male
74%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 13%
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