Air Traffic Controllers Salary Information in Illinois

The average annual and hourly salaries for air traffic controllers in the state of Illinois are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of air traffic controllers among Illinois metropolitan areas 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$73,540
25th Percentile Wage
$104,730
50th Percentile Wage
$148,140
75th Percentile Wage
$173,020
90th Percentile Wage
$187,000

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for air traffic controllers in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $187,000. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $148,140. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $73,540.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of air traffic controllers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$148,140
5.15% -2.23%
2016
$140,510
1.26% -
2015
$138,740
-4.12% -
2013
$144,450
-4.85% -
2012
$151,450
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Air Traffic Controllers in Illinois Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of air traffic controllers in some Illinois cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of air traffic controllers in state of Illinois ranges from $144,850 to $148,150. The highest paying area for air traffic controllers in Illinois is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area) with a median annual salary of $148,150. The lowest paying area is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division) with a median annual salary of $144,850.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$148,150
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$144,850




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