Air Traffic Controller

Kaiwhakahaere Huarahi Rererangi

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Air traffic controllers direct the safe and orderly movement of aircraft while they are flying, landing, taking off and taxiing.


Air traffic controllers usually earn

$90K-$160K per year

Experienced air traffic controllers who work at radar centres usually earn

$160K-$180K per year

Source: Airways New Zealand, 2018.

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job as an air traffic controller are poor due to the small number of people in the role and high competition for positions.
Air traffic controllers at RNZAF Base Ohakea controlling aeroplane traffic

Air traffic controllers direct aircrafts and manage aircraft traffic flows

Last updated 2 March 2018