Air Traffic Controllers


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Air Traffic Controllers

Air Traffic Controllers - Wages & Trends

Pay varies with the controller's experience and level of responsibility. Pay also varies with the location and size of the airport and the cost of living in the local area.

Full-time air traffic controllers receive benefits. Typical benefits include health insurance, paid vacation, sick leave, and retirement pay.

Air traffic controllers (SOC 53-2021)
Location
Pay Period
25%
Median
75%
Illinois Hourly $50.09 $75.93 $85.41
Yearly $104,180 $157,924 $177,654
United States Hourly $43.73 $62.70 $77.80
Yearly $90,950 $130,420 $161,820

Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.