Benefits – Aircraft Dispatcher Employment
Following are the most common benefits that are provided by almost all national and international airlines:
- Cockpit jumpseat authority
- Reduced-rates or free travel privileges
- Life/health/dental/disability insurance
- Hotel discounts
- Paid/discounted holidays/vacations
- Retirement plans
- Rental car discounts
- Cruise line discounts
- Savings/credit unions
- Stock purchase options
Common Salary Profile
On average, the annual beginning salary for an aircraft dispatcher at a regional airline ranges between $28,000 and $32,000. After several years of experience salaries can exceed $100,000, with managers attaining even higher pay.
As an assistant dispatcher, the major carriers’ base salaries are usually around $40,000. Considering shift differentials and other contractual bonuses, senior flight dispatchers can make in excess of $130,000 annually. Benefits usually include medical and dental insurance, life insurance, stock purchase options and retirement plans. Many companies offer free flight benefits for their aircraft dispatchers plus free or reduced fares for their families.
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