Air Traffic Controller Salary in the UK

£52,400
per year
per month
£3,240
per month
per year

Air Traffic Controller - Average Salary

The average salary for an Air Traffic Controller is £52,400 gross per year (£3,240 net per month), which is £22,800 (+77%) higher than the UK's national average salary.
An Air Traffic Controller can expect an average starting salary of £37,200. The highest salaries can exceed £120,000.
£37,200
Low
£52,400
Average salary
£120,000
High
£2,400
Low
£3,240
Average salary
£6,180
High

Air Traffic Controller Salary Range

Trainee
£17,000
Low
£37,200
Average salary
£52,400
Experienced
£82,300
High
£120,000
Trainee
£1,260
Low
£2,400
Average salary
£3,240
Experienced
£4,690
High
£6,180
Among air traffic controllers, Trainee Air Traffic Controllers have the lowest salaries, while more experienced Senior Air Traffic Controllers tend to have the highest salaries.

Air Traffic Controller - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
Senior Air Traffic Controller£82K/year
+57% 
RAF Air Traffic Controller£48K/year
 -9%
Trainee NATS Air Traffic Controller£17K/year
 -67%

Air Traffic Controller - Pay by Experience Level

An Entry Level Air Traffic Controller with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of £37,200 gross per year. A mid career Air Traffic Controller with 4-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £49,700, while an experienced Air Traffic Controller with 10-20 years of experience makes on average £82,300. Air Traffic Controllers with more than 20 years of experience earn £102,400 on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of an Air Traffic Controller

Late Career▲ +95%
Experienced▲ +57%
Average Salary£52,400/year
Mid Career▼ -5%
Entry Level▼ -29%

Gender Breakdown

Female
24%
Male
76%

Air Traffic Controller - Related Salaries

The salary information presented on this page is based on all Air Traffic Controller jobs published on Jobted in the last 12 months.
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Frequently asked questions about the salary of the Air Traffic Controller

How much does an Air Traffic Controller make in the UK?
An Air Traffic Controller in the UK earns an average of £52,400 gross per year, which is about £3,240 net per month. Everything you need to know about the salary of the Air Traffic Controller updated to 2022.
What is the starting salary for an Air Traffic Controller in the UK?
The starting salary of an Air Traffic Controller in the UK is around £37,200 gross per year. Trainee Air Traffic Controllers usually have a lower salary.
What is the highest salary for an Air Traffic Controller in the UK?
The highest salary of an Air Traffic Controller in the UK can reach and exceed £120,000 gross per year. Senior Air Traffic Controllers usually have the highest salaries.
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