Air Traffic Controller Salary in United States

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What is the average salary for an Air Traffic Controller?

The average salary of an Air Traffic Controller in United States is $118,650. Salaries start from $66,750 and go up to $170,760. Please note that the average salary for an Air Traffic Controller may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location. Our source, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, produces some of the United States most sensitive and important economic information, which is based on their strongest commitment to accuracy, quality and integrity.

$0 $170,760
Starting ($66.8k)
Junior ($85.6k)
Experienced ($121.3k)
Senior ($150.8k)
Highest ($170.8k)
Highest

The top 10% of Air Traffic Controllers in United States earn:

$170,760
Senior

The top 25% of Air Traffic Controllers in United States earn:

$150,820
Experienced

The middle 50% of Air Traffic Controllers in United States earn:

$121,280
Junior

The bottom 25% of Air Traffic Controllers in United States earn:

$85,630
Starting

The bottom 10% of Air Traffic Controllers in United States earn:

$66,750

Historical salary

Air Traffic Controller salary by state

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State Salary Rank
New Hampshire 140,650 1
Illinois 136,870 2
Virginia 134,240 3
Georgia 131,570 4
Minnesota 130,690 5
New York 129,010 6
Ohio 127,460 7
California 126,580 8
Colorado 124,790 9
Kansas 124,540 10
Texas 123,220 11
Tennessee 121,230 12
Florida 120,570 13
United States 118,650 14
New Mexico 118,010 15
Nevada 116,020 16
Indiana 115,530 17
Pennsylvania 113,490 18
Washington 112,830 19
Maryland 111,330 20
Kentucky 110,930 21
Hawaii 110,130 22
Michigan 107,910 23
New Jersey 105,370 24
North Carolina 104,940 25
Alaska 104,660 26
Arizona 101,880 27
Massachusetts 100,600 28
Wisconsin 100,440 29
Puerto Rico 97,120 30
Alabama 94,030 31
Nebraska 90,690 32
Connecticut 90,530 33
South Carolina 86,020 34
North Dakota 85,950 35
Louisiana 85,340 36
Arkansas 83,070 37
Iowa 79,810 38
Idaho 78,480 39
Mississippi 76,010 40
Wyoming 69,420 41
Montana 68,230 42

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