The average salary for a Flight Dispatcher is $50,265.
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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. 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 a…Read more
Flight Dispatcher Tasks
- 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.
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Popular Skills for Flight Dispatcher
Skills in Strategic Planning, Safety Compliance, Operations Management and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Forecasting.
Pay by Experience Level for Flight Dispatcher
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 $40,967 based on 12 salaries. An early career Flight Dispatcher with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $43,409 based on 77 salaries. A mid-career Flight Dispatcher with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $48,305 based on 38 salaries. An experienced Flight Dispatcher with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 29 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $92,000.
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Employees with Flight Dispatcher in their job title in Dallas, Texas earn an average of 59.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (24.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Phoenix, Arizona (12.5% less), Miami, Florida (9.3% less) and Orlando, Florida (0.5% less).
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