A Flight Dispatcher earns an average salary of $49,096 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
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$25,342 - $81,410
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$25K
$49K
$81K
MEDIAN: $49,095
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$12.00 - $27.11
(Median)
$12
$16
$27
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$25,342 - $81,410  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,598  
Profit Sharing
$3.00  
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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$25,248 - $77,074  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 118
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$12.00 - $27.11  
   
Overtime
$14.00 - $50.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,598  
   
Profit Sharing
$3.00  
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).
)
$25,248 - $77,074  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | 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, 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 24%

Experienced
up arrow 17%

National Average
$46,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
medical benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 23%
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