Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does an Air Traffic Control make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

Experience

$75,445 / yrTotal Pay
$54,194 / yrBase Pay
$21,251 / yrAdditional Pay

$75,445

 / yr
$36K$167K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Air Traffic Control is $75,445 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $54,194 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $21,251 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role. The typical Air Traffic Control salary is $54,194. Salaries can range from $36,277 - $167,358. When factoring in additional pay and benefits, Air Traffic Control in United States can expect their total pay value to be on average $75,445.

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US Navy
3.7

US Navy

Air Traffic Control

$91,635

 /yr
Range: $24K - $100K
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$24K

$100K

$23,808 - $100,000 Range

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US Air Force
4.1

US Air Force

Air Traffic Control

$39K

$71K

$39,082 - $71,253 Range

US Marine Corps
3.9

US Marine Corps

Air Traffic Control

$34K

$90K

$34,105 - $90,143 Range

US Army
3.8

US Army

Air Traffic Control

$58K

$62K

$57,653 - $62,390 Range

Lockheed Martin
4.1

Lockheed Martin

Air Traffic Control - Hourly

$52

$56

$52 - $56 Range

FAA
4.0

FAA

Air Traffic Control

$168K

$185K

$167,860 - $184,706 Range

HSI
2.3

HSI

Air Traffic Control
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$173K -$187K

$173K

$187K

$173,062 - $187,395 Range

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RVA
3.9

RVA

Air Traffic Control - Hourly
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$35 -$38

 hourly

$35

$38

$35 - $38 Range

US Army
3.8

US Army

Air Traffic Controller

$55,530

 /yr
Range: $25K - $214K

$25K

$214K

$25,022 - $213,720 Range

FAA
4.0

FAA

Air Traffic Control Specialist

$136,296

 /yr
Range: $25K - $240K

$25K

$240K

$24,847 - $240,002 Range

FAA
4.0

FAA

Air Traffic Controller

$123,538

 /yr
Range: $27K - $244K

$27K

$244K

$27,479 - $243,955 Range

US Air Force
4.1

US Air Force

Air Traffic Controller

$53,392

 /yr
Range: $22K - $105K

$22K

$105K

$22,023 - $105,207 Range

US Navy
3.7

US Navy

Air Traffic Controller

$50,581

 /yr
Range: $21K - $120K

$21K

$120K

$21,000 - $120,154 Range

US Air Force
4.1

US Air Force

Air Traffic Control Specialist

$58,945

 /yr
Range: $28K - $555K

$28K

$555K

$28,052 - $554,683 Range

US Navy
3.7

US Navy

Air Traffic Control Specialist

$53,060

 /yr
Range: $27K - $102K

$27K

$102K

$26,654 - $101,895 Range

US Army
3.8

US Army

Air Traffic Control Specialist

$43,448

 /yr
Range: $27K - $85K

$27K

$85K

$27,269 - $84,888 Range

US Marine Corps
3.9

US Marine Corps

Air Traffic Controller

$48,255

 /yr
Range: $10K - $100K

$10K

$100K

$10,116 - $100,000 Range

Deloitte
4.0

Deloitte

Air Traffic Control Specialist

$104,325

 /yr
Range: $78K - $113K

$78K

$113K

$77,689 - $113,204 Range

US Department of Defense
4.0

US Department of Defense

Air Traffic Control Specialist

$82,882

 /yr
Range: $63K - $130K

$63K

$130K

$63,488 - $130,489 Range

US Department of Defense
4.0

US Department of Defense

Air Traffic Controller

$82,154

 /yr
Range: $74K - $103K

$74K

$103K

$74,420 - $102,854 Range

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$48,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Air Traffic Controller with 7 to 9 years of experience

$12

/hrAvg Base Salary

9 days ago by a Air Traffic Controller with less than one year of experience

$89,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

11 days ago by a Air Traffic Controller with 7 to 9 years of experience

$200,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

12 days ago by a Air Traffic Controller with more than 15 years of experience

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$139,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

16 days ago by a Air Traffic Specialist with 4 to 6 years of experience

$152,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

16 days ago by a ATC Specialist with 4 to 6 years of experience

$82,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

16 days ago by a Air Traffic Controller with 4 to 6 years of experience

$72

/hrAvg Base Salary

16 days ago by a Air Traffic Control Specialist with 4 to 6 years of experience

$90,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

17 days ago by a Air Traffic Controller with more than 15 years of experience

$3,344,040

/yrAvg Base Salary

17 days ago by a Air Traffic Control Specialist with 4 to 6 years of experience

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Frequently asked questions about an Air Traffic Control salaries

The national average salary for an Air Traffic Control is $125,753 per year in United States. Filter by location to see an Air Traffic Control salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 1965 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by an Air Traffic Control employees.

The highest salary for an Air Traffic Control in United States is $178,495 per year.

The lowest salary for an Air Traffic Control in United States is $88,595 per year.

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