How much does an Air Traffic Controller make in Washington, DC? The average Air Traffic Controller salary in Washington, DC is $88,207 as of January 29, 2021, but the salary range typically falls between $72,275 and $108,564. 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. 

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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 in Washington, DC
Army National Guard - Bowie , MD
: Take control of the skies as an Air Traffic Control Operator for The Army National Guard! You will utilize your organizational skills to track planes and helicopters, and ensure safe flight ...
JobsinLogistics - 39 days ago
Leidos - Gaithersburg , MD
Software Engineer -- Air Traffic Leidos is seeking a Software Engineer who will be a member of a ... among: controllers, aircraft operators, and airports so they can better stage arrivals and ...
Appcast Agency - 49 days ago
Software Engineer -- Air Traffic Leidos is seeking a Software Engineer who will be a member of a ... among: controllers, aircraft operators, and airports so they can better stage arrivals and ... - 49 days ago
SAIC Corporation - Washington , DC
The FAA employs more than 14,000 air traffic controllers. They work in air traffic facilities of varying sizes, safely separating more than 50,000 aircraft in the National Airspace System (NAS) each ...
Joblift - 60 days ago
Intelligent Automation, Inc. - Rockville , MD
Experience with traffic signal control and familiar with controller standards (NEMA, 2070, NTCIP ... Air Traffic Management, Big Data & Social Media Analytics, Control & Signal Processing, Cyber ...
ZipRecruiter - 31 days ago
Leidos - Washington , DC
... air traffic controllers, aeronautical information specialists, terminal instruments procedures (TERPS), financial analysts, intelligence analysts, logistics analysts, and HR specialists as well as ...
Joblift - 70 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 Washington, DC. The base salary for Air Traffic Controller ranges from $72,275 to $108,564 with the average base salary of $88,207. The total cash compensation, which includes base, and annual incentives, can vary anywhere from $72,292 to $108,618 with the average total cash compensation of $88,211.

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About Washington, District of Columbia    Washington, D.C. is located in the mid-Atlantic region of the U.S. East Coast. Due to the District of Columbia retrocession, the city has a total area....More

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