How much does a Flight Controller make hourly in the United States? The average hourly wage for a Flight Controller in the United States is $43 as of April 27, 2021, but the salary range typically falls between $38 and $52. 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 a Flight Controller?

Flight controllers are personnel who aid space flight by working in such Mission Control Centers as NASA's Mission Control Center or ESA's European Space Operations Centre. Flight controllers work at computer consoles and use telemetry to monitor various technical aspects of a space mission in real time. Each controller is an expert in a specific area and constantly communicates with additional experts in the "back room". The flight director, who leads the flight controllers, monitors the activities of a team of flight controllers, and has overall responsibility for success and safety. This a...

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Science & Technology Corporation - Hampton , VA
Controlled Storage Monitor Duties: * Ensure proper storage of flight hardware in controlled storage. * Ensure all quantities of fasteners and machined hardware are correct in the controlled stores ...
Nexxt - 10 days ago
Loveland Innovations - Richmond , VA
Using our app and your compatible hardware, you will conduct a brief automated flight over a ... Smart controllers are NOT supported * Have a cellular internet enabled iOS device (iPhone or iPad ...
Lensa - 22 days ago
The MIL Corporation (MIL) - Norfolk , VA
Let your imagination take flight supporting the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD ... Implement and maintain infrastructure including domain controllers, Exchange email service, SQL ...
The Washington Post - 85 days ago
ManTech Advanced Systems Intl - Chantilly , VA
... operations, flight operations, trailblazer planning/execution, and Day-of-Launch. * Provides ... controlled technology or software source code may require authorization and may decline to proceed ...
Upward.net - 31 days ago
Jacobs - Hampton , VA
The tunnel can be easily reconfigured for acoustic, tethered free-flight and forced-oscillation ... Familiarity with aeronautics, NASA operations, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), Root Cause ...
MyJobHelper - 55 days ago
BAE Systems - Wallops Island , VA
... Flight Facility. SCSC provides live combat systems suites with platform specific radars and sensors ... Experience in managing, organizing and controlling project activities to include: Generating ...
Upward.net - 72 days ago
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