Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for an Air Traffic Controller is $90,580
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Air Traffic Controllers?
An entry-level Air Traffic Controller with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $79,585 based on 39 salaries. An early career Air Traffic Controller with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $80,484 based on 115 …Read more
What Do Air Traffic Controllers Do?
An air traffic controller directs traffic in the air and on the ground. The air traffic controller alerts pilots as to obstructions that might be in their path, such as other aircraft and bad weather. The air traffic controller may sometimes have to reroute airborne aircraft when adverse weather conditions are present. The air traffic controller also assists aircraft with landing and take-off instructions.
The air traffic controller will carry out these duties with the assistance of radar …Read more