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Air Traffic Controller Average Salary in Ireland 2020

How much money does an Air Traffic Controller make in Ireland?


Average Yearly Salary
154,000 EUR
( 12,900 EUR monthly)

LOW
70,900
EUR
AVERAGE
154,000
EUR
HIGH
245,000
EUR

A person working as an Air Traffic Controller in Ireland typically earns around 154,000 EUR per year. Salaries range from 70,900 EUR (lowest) to 245,000 EUR (highest).

This is the average yearly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Air Traffic Controller salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Air Traffic Controller Salary Distribution in Ireland

Median and salary distribution yearly Ireland Air Traffic Controller
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Air Traffic Controller salaries in Ireland range from 70,900 EUR per year (minimum salary) to 245,000 EUR per year (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 167,000 EUR per year, which means that half (50%) of people working as Air Traffic Controller(s) are earning less than 167,000 EUR while the other half are earning more than 167,000 EUR. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.

  • Percentiles

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of Air Traffic Controller(s) are earning less than 107,000 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 107,000 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Air Traffic Controller(s) are earning less than 222,000 EUR while 25% are earning more than 222,000 EUR.


What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary

Air Traffic Controller Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Air Traffic Controller salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

An Air Traffic Controller with less than two years of experience makes approximately 80,500 EUR per year.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 108,000 EUR per year, 34% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 159,000 EUR per year, 48% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Additionally, Air Traffic Controller(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 194,000 EUR per year, 22% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.

If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 211,000 EUR per year, 9% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 229,000 EUR per year, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Air Traffic Controller average salary change by experience in Ireland

0 - 2 Years
80,500 EUR
2 - 5 Years+34%
108,000 EUR
5 - 10 Years+48%
159,000 EUR
10 - 15 Years+22%
194,000 EUR
15 - 20 Years+9%
211,000 EUR
20+ Years+8%
229,000 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

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Air Traffic Controller Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Air Traffic Controller(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

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We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down Air Traffic Controller salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is Certificate or Diploma, the average salary of an Air Traffic Controller is 91,800 EUR per year.

While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 144,000 EUR per year, 57% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.

A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 242,000 EUR per year, 68% more than someone with a Bachelor's Degree.


Air Traffic Controller average salary difference by education level in Ireland

Certificate or Diploma
91,800 EUR
Bachelor's Degree+57%
144,000 EUR
Master's Degree+68%
242,000 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Is a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Should you pursue higher education?

A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Ireland costs anywhere from 61,400 Euro(s) to 184,000 Euro(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.

You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.

Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support the thoery. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

If you can afford the costs of higher education, the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.


Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Air Traffic Controller Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender yearly Ireland Air Traffic Controller
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Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Air Traffic Controller employees in Ireland earn 7% more than their female counterparts.

Female
149,000 EUR
Male+7%
160,000 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Ireland for all Careers

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Air Traffic Controller Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Ireland

How much are annual salary increments in Ireland for Air Traffic Controller(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

Air Traffic Controller

Air Traffic Controller(s) in Ireland are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 13% every 17 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 16 months.

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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

Ireland / All Professions

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The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in Ireland is 7%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

Banking
5%
Energy
1%
Information Technology
6%
Healthcare
2%
Travel
7%
Construction
3%
Education
8%

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Ireland for the year 2019. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.


Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Air Traffic Controller Bonus and Incentive Rates in Ireland

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Ireland Air Traffic Controller
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An Air Traffic Controller is considered to be a low bonus-based job due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

66% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 34% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 0% to 4% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
34%
No Bonus
66%

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.

Company Performance Bonuses

Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.

Goal-Based Bonuses

Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.

Holiday / End of Year Bonuses

These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.


What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting Cast

Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.

Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.

Example:
A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

Example:
A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.


Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Public vs private sector salaries yearly Ireland
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Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector Air Traffic Controller employees in Ireland earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts.

Private Sector
144,000 EUR
Public Sector+5%
151,000 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Air Traffic Controller Salary Trend and Forecast in Ireland

How are Air Traffic Controller salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Salary trends and forecast yearly Ireland Air Traffic Controller
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Average Salary 2016
133,000 EUR
Average Salary 2017+4%
138,000 EUR
Average Salary 2018+4%
143,000 EUR
Average Salary 2019+4%
149,000 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Air Traffic Controller salaries in Ireland are on the rise in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 4% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continuous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers may vary from industry to another.

Air Traffic Controller Average Hourly Wage in Ireland


74 EUR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Ireland is 74 EUR. This means that the average Air Traffic Controller in Ireland earns approximately 74 EUR for every worked hour.


Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.

Air Traffic Controller VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Air Traffic Controller and Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense yearly Ireland
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The average salary for Air Traffic Controller is 7% more than that of Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense. Also, Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense salaries are 2% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Aeronautical Engineer148,000 EUR-4%
Aerospace Engineer165,000 EUR+7%
Aerospace Technician134,000 EUR-13%
Air Crew Officer116,000 EUR-25%
Air Traffic Assistant131,000 EUR-15%
Air Traffic Controller154,000 EUR-0%
Aircraft Captain176,000 EUR+14%
Aircraft Electrician136,000 EUR-12%
Aircraft Engineer160,000 EUR+4%
Aircraft Fueler111,000 EUR-28%
Aircraft Maintenance Manager175,000 EUR+13%
Aircraft Maintenance Supervisor164,000 EUR+6%
Aircraft Maintenance Technician101,000 EUR-35%
Aircraft Mechanic132,000 EUR-14%
Aircraft Quality Assurance183,000 EUR+19%
Airfield Management Specialist190,000 EUR+23%
Airfield Operations Specialist181,000 EUR+17%
Airline Cabin Crew149,000 EUR-3%
Airline Copilot175,000 EUR+13%
Airlines Sales Manager147,000 EUR-5%
Airlines Structural Assembler101,000 EUR-35%
Airport Services Agent133,000 EUR-14%
Airport Services Manager200,000 EUR+30%
Assistant Aircraft Mechanic127,000 EUR-18%
Aviation Analyst186,000 EUR+21%
Aviation Inspector156,000 EUR+1%
Aviation Manager216,000 EUR+40%
Aviation Operations Controller161,000 EUR+4%
Aviation Resources Manager207,000 EUR+34%
Aviation Safety Manager205,000 EUR+33%
Aviation Safety Officer161,000 EUR+4%
Aviation Technician114,000 EUR-26%
Cargo Executive129,000 EUR-16%
Chief Pilot185,000 EUR+20%
First Officer139,000 EUR-10%
Fleet Management Officer120,000 EUR-22%
Flight Attendant125,000 EUR-19%
Flight Scheduler141,000 EUR-9%
Flight Simulation Engineer147,000 EUR-5%
Freight and Cargo Inspector140,000 EUR-9%
Helicopter Pilot158,000 EUR+2%
Loading Bridge Operator113,000 EUR-27%
Pilot175,000 EUR+13%
Ramp Agent111,000 EUR-28%
Reservations Sales Agent119,000 EUR-23%
Safety and Quality Specialist142,000 EUR-8%
Test Pilot160,000 EUR+4%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Cork161,000 EUR
Dublin175,000 EUR
Galway140,000 EUR
Limerick159,000 EUR
Waterford137,000 EUR
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