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Air traffic controller salary in United States

How much does an Air Traffic Controller make in the United States?

Average base salary

Average $47,986
Low $28,661
High $80,339

The average salary for a air traffic controller is $47,986 per year in the United States. 207 salaries reported, updated at November 18, 2022

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Top companies for Air Traffic Controllers in United States

  1. FAA
    77 reviews5 salaries reported
    $151,702per year
  2. $90,947per year
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Highest paying cities for Air Traffic Controllers near United States

  1. Houston, TX
    $49,297 per year
    12 salaries reported
  2. Norfolk, VA
    $48,938 per year
    5 salaries reported
  3. San Diego, CA
    $48,571 per year
    15 salaries reported
  1. Aurora, IL
    $47,561 per year
    6 salaries reported
  2. Kekaha, HI
    $45,306 per year
    13 salaries reported
  3. Overland Park, KS
    $45,269 per year
    10 salaries reported
  1. Honolulu, HI
    $43,676 per year
    82 salaries reported
  2. Tucson, AZ
    $43,092 per year
    6 salaries reported
  3. Pendleton, OR
    $42,665 per year
    6 salaries reported
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 70 ratings

79% of Air Traffic Controllers in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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