Flight Dispatcher Salary

A Flight Dispatcher earns an average salary of $49,281 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
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$29,260 - $81,252
$29K
$49K
$81K
MEDIAN: $49,044
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50%
90%

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$11.56 - $27.11
$12
$16
$27
MEDIAN: $16.18
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$29,260 - $81,252  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,068  
Profit Sharing
$3.29  
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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$25,025 - $79,030  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 112
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$11.56 - $27.11  
   
Overtime
$13.95 - $50.46  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,068  
   
Profit Sharing
$3.29  
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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$25,025 - $79,030  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 46

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Job Description for Flight Dispatcher

Flight dispatchers are among the key individuals who ensure that all airline flights run on-schedule. They are employed by airlines to set up scheduling and flight plans for various aircraft using a variety of criteria, and must ensure that each flight crew has a safe and efficient plan to get from one airport facility to another.

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Flight 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 Flight Dispatcher

Pay by Experience for a Flight Dispatcher has a positive trend. An entry-level Flight Dispatcher with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 86 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Flight Dispatcher with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 44 salaries. An experienced Flight Dispatcher which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 37 salaries. A Flight Dispatcher with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 17 salaries.

Key Stats for Flight Dispatcher

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Flight Dispatcher Salaries

Late-Career
▲20%

Experienced
▲16%

National Average
$47,000

Mid-Career
▼6%

Entry-Level
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
no benefits
None: 26%
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