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What is the average salary for Air Traffic Controllers in the United States?

Air Traffic Controllers earn an average hourly wage of $57.11. Hourly wages typically start from $32.24 and go up to $82.69. Air Traffic Controllers earn an average salary of $118,780 per year. Salaries typically start from $67,070 and go up to $172,000.

These numbers may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location.

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Highest

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

$82.69 an hour $172,000 per year
Senior

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

$72.45 an hour $150,690 per year
Experienced

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

$58.82 an hour $122,340 per year
Junior

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

$41.75 an hour $86,830 per year
Starting

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

$32.24 an hour $67,070 per year

Historical salary for Air Traffic Controllers in the United States

Air Traffic Controller salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Air Traffic Controller Salary in New Hampshire $65.90 $137,070 # 1
Air Traffic Controller Salary in Virginia $65.82 $136,900 # 2
Air Traffic Controller Salary in Georgia $64.77 $134,720 # 3
Air Traffic Controller Salary in New York $63.60 $132,290 # 4
Air Traffic Controller Salary in Ohio $63.17 $131,400 # 5
Air Traffic Controller Salary in Minnesota $62.76 $130,550 # 6
Air Traffic Controller Salary in Texas $61.62 $128,160 # 7
Air Traffic Controller Salary in California $60.61 $126,060 # 8
Air Traffic Controller Salary in Tennessee $58.34 $121,350 # 9
Air Traffic Controller Salary in Kansas $57.53 $119,660 # 10
Air Traffic Controller Salary in Florida $57.31 $119,200 # 11
Air Traffic Controller Salary in New Mexico $56.61 $117,750 # 12
Air Traffic Controller Salary in Pennsylvania $55.04 $114,480 # 13
Air Traffic Controller Salary in Massachusetts $54.75 $113,870 # 14
Air Traffic Controller Salary in Nevada $54.64 $113,650 # 15
Air Traffic Controller Salary in Kentucky $54.24 $112,820 # 16
Air Traffic Controller Salary in Washington $54.06 $112,450 # 17
Air Traffic Controller Salary in Indiana $53.96 $112,240 # 18
Air Traffic Controller Salary in Michigan $53.54 $111,370 # 19
Air Traffic Controller Salary in New Jersey $52.91 $110,050 # 20
Air Traffic Controller Salary in Hawaii $52.62 $109,440 # 21
Air Traffic Controller Salary in Maryland $51.87 $107,890 # 22
Air Traffic Controller Salary in Alaska $50.93 $105,940 # 23
Air Traffic Controller Salary in Wisconsin $49.53 $103,020 # 24
Air Traffic Controller Salary in Arizona $48.81 $101,520 # 25
Air Traffic Controller Salary in North Carolina $47.40 $98,590 # 26
Air Traffic Controller Salary in Oklahoma $46.13 $95,950 # 27
Air Traffic Controller Salary in Nebraska $45.32 $94,270 # 28
Air Traffic Controller Salary in Alabama $44.71 $93,010 # 29
Air Traffic Controller Salary in Connecticut $44.51 $92,580 # 30
Air Traffic Controller Salary in South Carolina $42.15 $87,680 # 31
Air Traffic Controller Salary in North Dakota $41.65 $86,630 # 32
Air Traffic Controller Salary in Arkansas $40.98 $85,240 # 33
Air Traffic Controller Salary in Louisiana $40.87 $85,020 # 34
Air Traffic Controller Salary in Mississippi $38.68 $80,460 # 35
Air Traffic Controller Salary in Iowa $37.82 $78,660 # 36
Air Traffic Controller Salary in South Dakota $37.81 $78,650 # 37
Air Traffic Controller Salary in Idaho $37.07 $77,100 # 38
Air Traffic Controller Salary in Wyoming $34.16 $71,060 # 39
Air Traffic Controller Salary in Montana $33.82 $70,350 # 40
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics