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Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does an Air Traffic Controller make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

Experience

$76,122 / yrTotal Pay
$54,923 / yrBase Pay
$21,199 / yrAdditional Pay

$76,122

 / yr
$35K$282K
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The estimated total pay for a Air Traffic Controller is $76,122 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $54,923 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 $21,199 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.

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What are some related job titles for Air Traffic Controller?

Some related job titles are Aircraft Dispatcher Salaries with median pay of $56,594, Flight Dispatcher Salaries with median pay of $66,844, Air Traffic Controller Trainee Salaries with median pay of $73,733, Remote Pilot Operator Salaries with median pay of $68,452.

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US Army
3.8

US Army

Air Traffic Controller

$56,386

 /yr
Range: $25K - $215K

$25K

$215K

$25,329 - $215,225 Range

2,427 Jobs
FAA
4.1

FAA

Air Traffic Controller

$120,038

 /yr
Range: $28K - $248K

$28K

$248K

$27,903 - $247,717 Range

US Air Force
4.1

US Air Force

Air Traffic Controller

$54,215

 /yr
Range: $22K - $107K

$22K

$107K

$22,363 - $106,829 Range

US Navy
3.7

US Navy

Air Traffic Controller

$53,636

 /yr
Range: $21K - $140K

$21K

$140K

$21,117 - $140,000 Range

US Marine Corps
3.8

US Marine Corps

Air Traffic Controller

$46,924

 /yr
Range: $10K - $101K

$10K

$101K

$10,272 - $101,120 Range

US Department of Defense
4.0

US Department of Defense

Air Traffic Controller

$82,000

 /yr
Range: $50K - $104K

$50K

$104K

$50,000 - $104,440 Range

U.S. Department of Transportation
4.3

U.S. Department of Transportation

Air Traffic Controller

$134,049

 /yr
Range: $65K - $181K

$65K

$181K

$64,868 - $180,605 Range

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United States Federal Government
4.1

United States Federal Government

Air Traffic Controller

$63,560

 /yr
Range: $41K - $159K

$41K

$159K

$40,860 - $158,975 Range

Serco Group
3.2

Serco Group

Air Traffic Controller - Hourly

$32

$43

$32 - $43 Range

Midwest ATC
4.0

Midwest ATC

Air Traffic Controller - Hourly

$38

 /hr
Range: $36 - $44

$36

$44

$36 - $44 Range

DOD
3.9

DOD

Air Traffic Controller

$76,070

 /yr
Range: $35K - $89K

$35K

$89K

$34,836 - $89,000 Range

Target
3.6

Target

Air Traffic Controller - Hourly

$15

$17

$15 - $17 Range

Robinson Aviation

Air Traffic Controller

$83,677

 /yr
Range: $35K - $96K

$35K

$96K

$35,126 - $95,644 Range

US Navy
3.7

US Navy

Air Traffic Controller - Contractor

$38,102

 /yr
Range: $27K - $51K

$27K

$51K

$27,346 - $51,278 Range

Robert Half
3.9

Robert Half

Air Traffic Controller

$60K

$68K

$59,820 - $68,002 Range

Board International
4.2

Board International

Air Traffic Controller

$158K

$172K

$158,078 - $172,409 Range

IAP Worldwide Services
3.4

IAP Worldwide Services

Air Traffic Controller

$122K

$169K

$121,732 - $169,410 Range

UPS
3.5

UPS

Air Traffic Controller - Hourly

$16

$17

$16 - $17 Range

Great Lakes Credit Union
3.3

Great Lakes Credit Union

Air Traffic Controller

$50K

$54K

$49,993 - $54,262 Range

Hollister Co.
3.6

Hollister Co.

Air Traffic Controller - Hourly

$12

$16

$12 - $16 Range

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$1,200

/moAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Air Traffic Controller with 1 to 3 years of experience

$35,000

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

$103,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

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

$140,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

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

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$35,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

11 days ago by a Air Traffic Controller with 1 to 3 years of experience

$149,963

/yrAvg Base Salary

12 days ago by a Air Traffic Control Specialist with 10 to 14 years of experience

$14

/hrAvg Base Salary

12 days ago by a Air Traffic Controller with 1 to 3 years of experience

$50,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

13 days ago by a Air Traffic Controller with 1 to 3 years of experience

$24,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

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

$5,000

/moAvg Base Salary

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

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Frequently asked questions about an Air Traffic Controller salaries

The national average salary for an Air Traffic Controller is $58,266 per year in United States. Filter by location to see an Air Traffic Controller salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 719 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by an Air Traffic Controller employees.

The highest salary for an Air Traffic Controller in United States is $101,101 per year.

The lowest salary for an Air Traffic Controller in United States is $33,579 per year.

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