Air Traffic Controller Salary in the United States

How much does an Air Traffic Controller make in the United States? The average Air Traffic Controller salary in the United States is $77,350 as of October 30, 2019, but the salary range typically falls between $63,378 and $95,198. Salary ranges 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. 

Salary range for a Air Traffic Controller
$63,378 to $95,198
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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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Job Openings for Air Traffic Controller
WBE (W. Bradley Electric, Inc.) - San Francisco , CA
Looking to lead in the Traffic and Construction industry? We have an opportunity for you! At W ... Install, program, and repair signal controllers; underground electrical installation * Parking lot ...
Jobble, Inc. - 3 days ago
Spire - Arlington , Texas
Our goal is to help all airlines, traffic controllers and aircraft manufacturers gain a complete visibility on global airways, as well as to provide value-additive analytics to assist all actors of ...
Jobtome - 2 days ago
JVT Advisors - marlborough , MA
... and controllers. * Working knowledge of Air Defense, specifically configuration of AD sensors to point to a host and IP assignment. * Basic network integration knowledge - VLAN, routing, traffic ... - 3 days ago
Our Counter/Desk Attendants are the "air traffic controllers" of our centers--greeting guests in person and by phone and relaying details about our venues, pricing, and promotions/specials. These ...
ZipRecruiter - 2 days ago
Crestwood Midstream Partners LP - Watford City , ND
... and level controllers. * Troubleshoot and repair analyzers, AC motor starters, VFD's, control ... and air fuel ration systems. * Identify and analyze failures, indicate underlying issue and, as ...
Jobble, Inc. - 8 days ago
Stratasys Direct Manufacturing - Valencia , CA
... technology controlled under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or the Export ... MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS * 2 year vocational/technical program with coursework in air conditioning ...
Glassdoor - 2 days ago
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These charts show the average base salary (core compensation), as well as the average total cash compensation for the job of Air Traffic Controller in the United States. The base salary for Air Traffic Controller ranges from $63,378 to $95,198 with the average base salary of $77,350. The total cash compensation, which includes base, and annual incentives, can vary anywhere from $63,393 to $95,246 with the average total cash compensation of $77,353.

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