Air Traffic Controllers
Moderate Risk (41-60%): Occupations with a moderate risk of automation usually involve routine tasks but still require some human judgment and interaction.
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Our visitors have voted that it's unclear if this occupation will be replaced. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 47% chance of automation.
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The number of 'Air Traffic Controllers' job openings is expected to rise 0.6% by 2031
Total employment, and estimated job openings
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.
In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Air Traffic Controllers' was $132,250, or $63.58 per hour
'Air Traffic Controllers' were paid 185.6% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310
Wages over time
As of 2022 there were 21,250 people employed as Air Traffic Controllers within the United States.
This represents around 0.014% 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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