Flight Dispatcher Salary (United States)

A Flight Dispatcher earns an average salary of $49,874 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job.
Flight Dispatcher Total Pay (?
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$29,271 - $93,532
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $49,873
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Flight Dispatcher Total Pay (?
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$11.74 - $24.84
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$29,271 - $93,532  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,867  
Profit Sharing
$489.36 - $8,018  
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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$27,017 - $80,039  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 218
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$11.74 - $24.84  
   
Overtime
$18.03 - $74.53  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,867  
   
Profit Sharing
$489.36 - $8,018  
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).
)
$27,017 - $80,039  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 218
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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.

Experience Affects Flight Dispatcher Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 34%
Experienced
up arrow 21%
Mid-Career
up arrow 8%
National Average
$45,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
24%
female alumni
 
Male
76%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 14%
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