$84,744
Avg. Salary
$35.84
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$4,798

Bonus

$2,000

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?
The average hourly rate for an Air Traffic Controller is $84743.97 per hour.
The average salary for an Air Traffic Controller is $84,744.
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MEDIAN $84,744
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$0$154K
Salary $39,233 - $148,856
Bonus $0.00 - $15,249
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $25,000
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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$39,992 - $154,151
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 606
Hourly Data $0$122
Hourly Rate $20.09 - $73.44
Overtime $29.09 - $123
Annual Data $0$154K
Bonus $0.00 - $15,249
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $25,000
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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$39,992 - $154,151
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 124

Job Description for Air Traffic Controller

An air traffic controller directs traffic in the air and on the ground. The air traffic controller alerts pilots as to obstructions that might be in their path, such as other aircraft and bad weather. The air traffic controller may sometimes have to reroute airborne aircraft when adverse weather conditions are present. The air traffic controller also assists aircraft with landing and take-off instructions.

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Air Traffic Controller Tasks
  • Monitors flight dispatch, base operations, ASR radar, PAR radar and approach control.
  • Train and supervise other employees.
  • Use proper inter and intra facility coordination techniques.
  • Schedule and watch airspace.

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Pay by Experience Level for Air Traffic Controller

Pay by Experience for an Air Traffic Controller has a positive trend. An entry-level Air Traffic Controller with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 203 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Air Traffic Controller with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $87,000 based on 125 salaries. An experienced Air Traffic Controller which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $94,000 based on 95 salaries. An Air Traffic Controller with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $123,000 based on 94 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

25%

National Average: $84,232

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Air Traffic Controller Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Air Traffic Controller?

Air Traffic Controller in Madison:
"Exciting but stressful."
Pros: I have the ability to make a difference for the flying public on a daily basis.
Cons: Working closely with a small group of individuals for a long time.

Air Traffic Controller in Virginia Beach:
"Working for the NAVY."
22 Years enlisted, and now a GS. Working Air Traffic Control for the Navy provides a more well rounded work experience than any other branch of service. Then Navy recently implemented Special Salary Rate for GS Air Traffic Controllers.

Air Traffic Controller in Anchorage:
It's a long process to become a controller, and it's not for everyone.

Air Traffic Controller in Palmdale:
"Exillerating."
Pros: Being in the heat of the moment and right on top of allergy combing and depending airplanes.
Cons: Management and Union employee relations.

Air Traffic Controller in Lihue:
"Keep Calm."
Study and never talk back to your tariner.

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Key Stats for Air Traffic Controller

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 66 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
21%

Experience Affects Air Traffic Controller Salaries

Late-Career
▲46%

Experienced
▲11%

Mid-Career
▲3%

National Average
$84,000

▼24%

Skills That Affect Air Traffic Controller Salaries

Safety Compliance
▲32%

National Average
$84,000

Air Traffic Control
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 66 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 8%