Flight Dispatcher Salary

A Flight Dispatcher earns an average salary of $49,514 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
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$29,603 - $93,655
(Median)
$30K
$50K
$94K
MEDIAN: $49,514
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90%

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$11.43 - $24.59
(Median)
$11
$16
$25
MEDIAN: $15.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$29,603 - $93,655  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,679  
Profit Sharing
$3.30 - $8,027  
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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$27,336 - $80,177  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 136
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$11.43 - $24.59  
   
Overtime
$17.54 - $60.82  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,679  
   
Profit Sharing
$3.30 - $8,027  
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).
)
$27,336 - $80,177  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 73
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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, 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.

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Experience Affects Flight Dispatcher Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 65%

Experienced
up arrow 18%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$45,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 11%
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