Air traffic controller earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Air traffic controller salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Alaska $93,215
Alabama $60,108
Arkansas $91,300
Arizona $92,489
California $141,970
Colorado $136,610
Connecticut $80,790
District of Columbia $24,080
Florida $123,940
Georgia $145,770
Guam $84,900
Hawaii $103,380
Iowa $82,460
Idaho $81,118
Illinois $127,438
Indiana $122,470
Kansas $133,040
Kentucky $104,730
Louisiana $82,630
Massachusetts $98,940
Maryland $117,600
Michigan $99,360
Minnesota $141,360
Missouri $100,280
Mississippi $82,700
Montana $71,390
North Carolina $100,710
North Dakota $89,910
Nebraska $89,450
New Hampshire $146,080
New Jersey $117,950
New Mexico $122,090
Nevada $127,290
New York $135,230
Ohio $139,970
Oklahoma $109,230
Oregon $92,030
Pennsylvania $115,040
Puerto Rico $98,770
Rhode Island $101,450
South Carolina $90,400
South Dakota $79,120
Tennessee $130,130
Texas $142,980
Utah $125,600
Virginia $150,880
Vermont $75,970
Washington $125,330
Wisconsin $98,860
West Virginia $76,220

How do air traffic controller salaries compare to similar careers?

Air traffic controllers earn 33% more than similar careers in the United States. On average, they make more than shipmates.

Career Median Salary
Air traffic controller salary $115K
Commercial pilot salary $88K
Ship captain salary $72K
Transportation planner salary $78K
Shipmate salary $72K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)