Air traffic controller

Carlos Rodriguez


Monitor and direct the movement of aircraft. Median annual wages of air traffic controllers are the highest of any occupation in which workers typically do not need a bachelor’s degree.

Job Experience

Long-term on-the-job training, other than that you are good to go!

How much do they make?

Money Talking

Median annual wage (2012): $122,530

The lowest 10 percent earned less than $64,930, and the top 10 percent earned more than $171,340.