Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for a Flight Dispatcher is $52,716
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Flight Dispatchers?
An entry-level Flight Dispatcher with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $42,000 based on 7 salaries. An early career Flight Dispatcher with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $48,852 based on 59 salaries. A …Read more
What Do Flight Dispatchers Do?
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.
Some of a flight dispatcher's duties involve planning and analysis, as well. They must take into account flight times and the individual availability and layouts of …Read more
- 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.
- 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.