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Air Traffic Controllers in West Virginia

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Air Traffic Controllers in West Virginia

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$76,220 Median Salary
10 Job Openings
  • Air Traffic Controllers in West Virginia earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Air Traffic Controllers Work in West Virginia?

In West Virginia, there were 110 people working as Air Traffic Controllers in the year 2018.

There were 90 Air Traffic Controllers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 20 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Air Traffic Controllers in WV Employment Trend

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

Air Traffic Controllers in WV vs. the Average State

Job Projections for West Virginia

Jobs for Air Traffic Controllers in this state are not projected to grow or decrease, but nationwide they are growing at a rate of 3.6%.

Job Projections for Air Traffic Controllers: Nation vs. WV

West Virginia Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 10 annual job openings, and 90 total jobs in 2026 for Air Traffic Controllers in this state.

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

What do Air Traffic Controllers Make in West Virginia?

In 2018 wages for Air Traffic Controllers ranged from $61,230 to $104,410 with $76,220 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $29.44 to $50.2. The median hourly rate was $36.65.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $36.51 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.14.

The median salary in West Virginia is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Air Traffic Controllers Earnings: WV vs. National Average

Top West Virginia Metros for Air Traffic Controllers

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Air Traffic Controllers.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,630 $144,780

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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