Air Traffic Manager


An Air Traffic Manager develops and oversees all programs, processes, and services at an ATC-7 level terminal facility. Part of his or her duties include ensuring that the FAA’s mission and customer satisfaction expectations are met. The Air Traffic Manager is also responsible for training and mentoring team members and offering guidance when necessary.


Management positions can be stressful, particularly when dealing with difficult people. The Air Traffic Manager must be able to work as part of a team while at the same time play a supervisory role and be a leader.


Candidates must be able to document previous experience with achieving results, leading people, building relationships, and leading change. Candidates must pass a drug-screening test and security clearance.


Applicants must be United States citizens. Must have a minimum of 52 weeks of experience in an ATS facility. Those without previous management experience may be subject to a probationary period.


Newly hired Air Traffic Managers may be required to undergo a Supervisory Initial Training course.


Air Traffic Managers with less seniority may be required to work irregular hours, nights, weekends, or holidays.

Salary and Benefits

Benefits include life and health insurance, competitive salaries, retirement programs, paid holidays, vacation, and sick days.

$87,456 to $104,947

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