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Air Traffic Controllers in South Carolina

Want to work in South Carolina as an Air Traffic Controller? Read this first!

5.0% Jobs Projection
$90,400 Median Salary
20 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Air Traffic Controllers in South Carolina are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Air Traffic Controllers in South Carolina earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Air Traffic Controllers Work in South Carolina?

In South Carolina, there were 190 people working as Air Traffic Controllers in the year 2018.

There were 190 Air Traffic Controllers employed in this state in 2017.

The amount of jobs between 2017 and 2018 is holding steady.

Air Traffic Controllers in SC Employment Trend

The typical state has 255 Air Traffic Controllers working in it, which means South Carolina has fewer Air Traffic Controllers than average.

Air Traffic Controllers in SC vs. the Average State

Job Projections for South Carolina

Jobs for Air Traffic Controllers in this state are growing at a rate of 5.0% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 3.6%.

Job Projections for Air Traffic Controllers: Nation vs. SC

South Carolina Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 20 annual Air Traffic Controllers job openings in South Carolina, and 210 total jobs in the year 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 2,400 annual jobs and 25,800 total jobs in 2026.

What do Air Traffic Controllers Make in South Carolina?

In 2018 wages for Air Traffic Controllers ranged from $67,670 to $121,310 with $90,400 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $32.54 to $58.32. The median hourly rate was $43.46.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $43.17 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.29.

The median salary in South Carolina is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Air Traffic Controllers Earnings: SC vs. National Average

Top States for Air Traffic Controllers Employment

The table below shows the states where most Air Traffic Controllers work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 2,240 $141,970
Texas 1,880 $142,980
New York 1,230 $135,230
Virginia 1,090 $150,880
Georgia 990 $145,770
Illinois 940 $150,960
Colorado 710 $136,610
Ohio 690 $139,970
Indiana 620 $131,250
Minnesota 600 $141,360
North Carolina 520 $100,710
New Hampshire 440 $146,080
Kansas 420 $133,040
Pennsylvania 400 $109,900
Arizona 380 $103,350
Utah 370 $125,600
Michigan 360 $99,360
Oklahoma 360 $109,230
New Mexico 340 $122,090
Louisiana 290 $82,630

Below are the states where Air Traffic Controllers get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
Illinois $150,960
Virginia $150,880
New Hampshire $146,080
Georgia $145,770
Texas $142,980
California $141,970
Minnesota $141,360
Ohio $139,970
Colorado $136,610
New York $135,230

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