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Air Traffic Controllers Salary Information in Massachusetts

The average annual and hourly salaries for air traffic controllers in the state of Massachusetts are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of air traffic controllers amongst Massachusetts 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 2014 and published in May 2015 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$161,300
75th Percentile Wage
$142,060
50th Percentile Wage
$108,090
25th Percentile Wage
$87,570
10th Percentile Wage
$69,860

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for air traffic controllers in Massachusetts in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $161,300. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $108,090. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $69,860.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$77.55
75th Percentile Wage
$68.30
50th Percentile Wage
$51.97
25th Percentile Wage
$42.10
10th Percentile Wage
$33.59

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for air traffic controllers in Massachusetts in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $77.55. The median hourly salary is $51.97. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33.59.

Table 3. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $108,090 15.48%
2013 $93,600 1.60%
2012 $92,130 5.57%
2011 $87,270 -9.01%
2010 $95,910 -

Table 3 shows the salary trend for air traffic controllers in state of Massachusetts from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 12.70%. We note that in 2013 the average salary increased by 1.60%. We also see the year 2012 had a salary increase 5.57% while year 2011 had a negtive growth of -9.01%.

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

OccupationAverage Wage
Commercial Pilots
$56,160
Air Traffic Controllers
$108,090
Airfield Operations Specialists
$50,190
Flight Attendants
$39,630

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

Table 5 shows the median annual salary of air traffic controllers in some Massachusetts cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of air traffic controllers in state of Massachusetts ranges from $96,330 to $146,130. The highest paying area for air traffic controllers in Massachusetts is Boston-Cambridge-Quincy with a median annual salary of $146,130. The second highest paying city/area in Massachusetts State is Boston-Cambridge-Quincy (mean annual salary $127,380). The lowest paying area is Springfield with a median annual salary of $96,330.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$146,130
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$127,380
Springfield
$96,330

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