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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


The average salary for a air traffic controller is $45,537 per year in the United States. 1.4k salaries reported, updated at June 23, 2022.

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Top companies for Air Traffic Controllers in United States

  1. FAA
    68 reviews6 salaries reported
    $191,540per year
  2. $141,160per year
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Highest paying cities for Air Traffic Controllers in United States

  1. San Diego, CA
    $48,766 per year
    7 salaries reported
  2. Atlanta, GA
    $47,901 per year
    5 salaries reported
  3. Fort Rucker, AL
    $47,086 per year
    16 salaries reported
  1. Houston, TX
    $46,489 per year
    128 salaries reported
  2. Honolulu, HI
    $44,693 per year
    20 salaries reported
  3. San Antonio, TX
    $44,242 per year
    5 salaries reported
  1. Oklahoma City, OK
    $43,612 per year
    5 salaries reported
  2. Aurora, IL
    $42,692 per year
    8 salaries reported
  3. Fort Campbell, KY
    $42,321 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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