$124,065
Avg. Salary
$71.22
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for an Air Traffic Controller is $71.22 per hour.

The average pay for an Air Traffic Controller is $124,065 per year.

$37.81
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$71.22
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$88.10
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MEDIAN $71.22
$58k
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$162k
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MEDIAN $124,065
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$0$179K
Salary $57,502 - $162,244
Bonus $0.00 - $18,656
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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$61,152 - $179,129
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Dec 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 62
Hourly Data $0$124
Hourly Rate $37.81 - $88.10
Overtime $58.17 - $124
Annual Data $0$179K
Bonus $0.00 - $18,656
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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$61,152 - $179,129
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Dec 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 15

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.

Air Traffic Controller Job Listings

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 are the best or worst things about the benefits package at U.S. Navy?

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.

Key Stats for Air Traffic Controller

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
32%

Experience Affects Air Traffic Controller Salaries

Late-Career
▲20%

Mid-Career
▲6%

Experienced
▲3%

National Average
$130,000

Entry-Level
▼23%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
32%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
no benefits
None: 3%