Flight Dispatcher Salary

A Flight Dispatcher earns an average salary of $49,537 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.
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$29,375 - $92,623

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$11.53 - $24.97

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$29,375 - $92,623  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,812  
Profit Sharing
$3.30 - $8,027  
Total Pay (?
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$26,743 - $78,156  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 135
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$11.53 - $24.97  
   
Overtime
$17.54 - $61.53  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,812  
   
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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$26,743 - $78,156  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 75
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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 64%

Experienced
up arrow 19%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$45,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 37 votes.

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 11%
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