Air Traffic Controller at U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Salary

Average pay for Air Traffic Controllers at U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is more than reasonable, with annual salaries pushing past the six-figure mark ($129K). This field is filled with high levels of job satisfaction; most Air Traffic Controllers at U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) are happy with their jobs. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$55,440 - $171,517
$55K
$130K
$170K
MEDIAN: $130,064
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$39.26 - $85.67
$39
$74
$86
MEDIAN: $74.50
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$0$182K
Salary $55,440 - $171,517
Bonus $1,300
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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$57,755 - $182,576
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 37
Hourly Data $0$127
Hourly Rate $39.26 - $85.67
Overtime $76.01 - $127.36
Annual Data $0$182K
Bonus $1,300
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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$57,755 - $182,576
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 10

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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 $100,000 based on 13 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 $138,000 based on 10 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 $134,000 based on 11 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 $156,000 based on 15 salaries.

U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Air Traffic Controller at U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)?

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.

Key Stats for Air Traffic Controller

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
32%
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Experience Affects Air Traffic Controller Salaries

Late-Career
▲14%

Mid-Career
▲2%

National Average
$136,000

Experienced
▼2%

Entry-Level
▼26%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
32%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
no benefits
None: 2%
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