Air Traffic Controllers Salary Information in Alaska

The average annual and hourly salaries for air traffic controllers in the state of Alaska are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of air traffic controllers among Alaska cities is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2014 and published in May 2015 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Air Traffic Controllers in Alaska

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$155,060
75th Percentile Wage
$121,950
50th Percentile Wage
$103,470
25th Percentile Wage
$88,220
10th Percentile Wage
$64,560

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for air traffic controllers in Alaska in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $155,060. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $103,470. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $64,560.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$74.55
75th Percentile Wage
$58.63
50th Percentile Wage
$49.74
25th Percentile Wage
$42.42
10th Percentile Wage
$31.04

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for air traffic controllers in Alaska in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $74.55. The median hourly salary is $49.74. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $31.04.

Table 3. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $103,470 3.75%
2013 $99,730 3.20%
2012 $96,640 7.06%
2011 $90,270 12.08%
2010 $80,540 -

Table 3 shows the salary trend for air traffic controllers in state of Alaska from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 28.47%. We note that in 2013 the average salary increased by 3.20%. We also note that the average annual wage had a sizable growth of 7.06% in the year 2012 and a sizable increase of 12.08% in 2011.

Table 4. Average Air Traffic Controllers Wage in Alaska vs. Related Jobs

OccupationAverage Wage
Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers
$125,430
Commercial Pilots
$71,820
Air Traffic Controllers
$103,470
Airfield Operations Specialists
$64,940

Table 5. Median Annual Salary of Air Traffic Controllers in Alaska Cities

Table 5 shows the median annual salary of air traffic controllers in some Alaska cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of air traffic controllers in state of Alaska ranges from $98,080 to $99,130. The highest paying area for air traffic controllers in Alaska is Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $99,130. The lowest paying area is Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $98,080.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area
$99,130
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area
$98,080

Air Traffic Controllers Salary by State

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