How much does an Air Traffic Controller make hourly in the United States? The average hourly wage for an Air Traffic Controller in the United States is $39 as of April 26, 2022, but the salary range typically falls between $32 and $48. 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, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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What is an Air Traffic Controller?

Air traffic controllers often abbreviated ATC are personnel responsible for the safe, orderly, and expeditious flow of air traffic in the global air traffic control system. Usually stationed in air traffic control centers and control towers on the ground, they monitor the position, speed, and altitude of aircraft in their assigned airspace visually and by radar, and give directions to the pilots by radio. The position of Air Traffic Controller is one that requires highly specialized knowledge, skills, and abilities. Controllers apply separation rules to keep aircraft at a safe distance from ...

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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 ...
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C & F Enterprises Inc - Newport News , VA
Experience collaborating with international freight forwarders to include ocean, air, UPS, and FedEx * Knowledge of OSHA regulations and warehouse safety standards * Must be able to work one weekend ...
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It would be grossly unfair for air traffic controllers to represent one airline and profit from allowing that company's planes to go through before others. In the same way, the California ISO ...
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It would be grossly unfair for air traffic controllers to represent one airline and profit from allowing that company's planes to go through before others. In the same way, the California ISO ...
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It would be grossly unfair for air traffic controllers to represent one airline and profit from allowing that company's planes to go through before others. In the same way, the California ISO ...
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California ISO - Richmond , VA
It would be grossly unfair for air traffic controllers to represent one airline and profit from allowing that company's planes to go through before others. In the same way, the California ISO ...
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