Air Traffic Controller Salary in the United States

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 $37 as of September 26, 2019, but the salary range typically falls between $30 and $46. 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.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

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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These charts show the average hourly wage (core compensation), as well as the average total hourly cash compensation for the job of Air Traffic Controller in the United States. The average hourly rate for Air Traffic Controller ranges from $30 to $46 with the average hourly pay of $37. The total hourly cash compensation, which includes base and short-term incentives, can vary anywhere from $30 to $46 with the average total hourly cash compensation of $37.

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