How much does an Air Traffic Control Operator make hourly in the United States? The average hourly wage for an Air Traffic Control Operator in the United States is $39 as of April 26, 2022, but the salary range typically falls between $30 and $57. Hourly rate can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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Spatial Front - Warrenton , VA
Air Traffic Control (ATC) support; training; community outreach; document configuration/management ; and logistics support. This includes all levels of program support throughout the various program ...
ZipRecruiter ATS Jobs for ZipSearch/ZipAlerts - 46 days ago
W.D. Wright Contracting Inc. - Culpeper , VA
WRIGHT is a family-owned and operated business devoted to its employees and customers for over 40 ... Become a certified Traffic Control Flagger. Paid training and ATSSA certification. * Paid Time Off
Lensa - 9 days ago
Yoh Staffing Solutions - Sterling , VA
Live Events/Master Control Operator needed for a contract opportunity with our client in Sterling ... Verify all commercials, promos, and graphics air as schedule * Monitor closed captioning, subtitles ...
ZipRecruiter - 54 days ago
Johnson Controls Federal Systems - Arlington , VA
Salary: What you will do Maintain and monitor the performance of the Facility Related Control ... Some HVAC experience (commercial/industrial) * Building operator experience (DDC view/operate
ZipRecruiter ATS Jobs for ZipSearch/ZipAlerts - 6 days ago
Company Description The California Independent System Operator (ISO) manages the flow of ... It would be grossly unfair for air traffic controllers to represent one airline and profit from ...
LinkedIn - 12 days ago
Global Resource Solutions, Inc. - Arlington Heights , VA
Traffic Control personnel safely direct pedestrians and vehicular traffic for Arlington National ... Possess required state motor vehicle licenses or certifications for operating equipment and ...
ZipRecruiter ATS Jobs for ZipSearch/ZipAlerts - 28 days ago
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These charts show the average hourly wage (core compensation), as well as the average total hourly cash compensation for the job of Air Traffic Control Operator in the United States. The average hourly rate for Air Traffic Control Operator ranges from $30 to $57 with the average hourly pay of $39. The total hourly cash compensation, which includes base and short-term incentives, can vary anywhere from $30 to $57 with the average total hourly cash compensation of $39.

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