Control air traffic on and within vicinity of airport, and movement of air traffic between altitude sectors and control centers, according to established procedures and policies. Authorize, regulate, and control commercial airline flights according to government or company regulations to expedite and ensure flight safety.
According to the US Department of Labor, there are 22,900 people employed as career profile - air traffic controllers in the United States. The median annual salary is $129,750. Entry level employees earn approximately $71,880 per year and senior employees earn approximately $185,990 per year.
Estimates do not include other potential benefits such as health insurance, overtime, or retirement benefits that may be offered by employers.
Data is sourced from United States Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration and the Minnesota Department of Employment & Economic Development.