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Air Traffic Controllers
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or $62.37 hourly
What is the risk of automation?
Qualities required for this occupation:
Social Perceptiveness (60)
Assisting and Caring for Others (30)
Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions (7)
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How likely do you think this occupation will be taken over by robots/AI within the next 20 years?
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How quickly is this occupation growing?
The number of 'Air Traffic Controllers' job openings is expected to rise 0.6% by 2031
'Air Traffic Controllers' is expected to be a slow growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.
What are the median wages for 'Air Traffic Controllers' in the United States?
In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Air Traffic Controllers' was $129,750, or $62.37 hourly
'Air Traffic Controllers' are paid 183.5% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
How many people are employed as air traffic controllers?
As of 2021 there were 21,230 people employed as Air Traffic Controllers within the United States.
This represents around 0.02% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 6 thousand people are employed as Air Traffic Controllers.
Control air traffic on and within vicinity of airport, and movement of air traffic between altitude sectors and control centers, according to established procedures and policies. Authorize, regulate, and control commercial airline flights according to government or company regulations to expedite and ensure flight safety.
SOC Code: 53-2021.00
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