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

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)