Air Traffic Controllers Salary Information in Washington

The average annual and hourly salaries for air traffic controllers in the state of Washington are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of air traffic controllers amongst Washington 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 Washington

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$73,550
25th Percentile Wage
$90,540
50th Percentile Wage
$127,200
75th Percentile Wage
$145,100
90th Percentile Wage
$166,620

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for air traffic controllers in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $166,620. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $127,200. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $73,550.

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
$127,200
1.47% 1.47%
2016
$125,330
6.35% -
2015
$117,370
0.32% -
2014
$116,990
0.77% -
2013
$116,090
-7.96% -
2012
$125,330
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of air traffic controllers in some Washington cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of air traffic controllers in state of Washington ranges from $109,400 to $131,300. The highest paying area for air traffic controllers in Washington is Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue with a median annual salary of $131,300. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Seattle-Bellevue-Everett (mean annual salary $127,920). The lowest paying area is Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro with a median annual salary of $109,400.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$131,300
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$127,920
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$109,400




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