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Air Traffic Controllers


Air traffic control trainees start at the FG-1/2 level, which paid $21,505 to $31,183 annually in 2019. This pay level increases as workers gain experience and meet training goals. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, air traffic controllers had median annual earnings of $124,540 in May 2018. The highest paid controllers made $178,650 or more per year. The controller's experience, job responsibilities, and the complexity of the facility are also factors that influence the rate of pay.

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