Air Traffic Controller

Managing the invisible highways: Air Traffic Controller a career for the skilled and vigilant!


An Air Traffic Controller harmonizes the movement of aircraft, including within the domain of airports and between altitude sectors as well as control centers in order to maintain safe distances. They typically monitor and direct the maneuver of aircraft on the ground and in the air. They control all ground traffic at the taxiways and runways of the airport. Furthermore, they are the ones that issue a smooth take off and landings to the pilot. 

Air Traffic Controllers use highly proficient radar and radio communication equipment to counsel, communicate and instruct the pilot. They escort the aircraft as it travels, using the radar to track the exact position, to bestow the most efficient route and safeguard it in the airspace. The work of an Air Traffic Controller does not involve traveling majorly, they work within area control centers and towers at the airports. The role requires unbreakable concentration and a sense of responsibility.


For Bachelor’s

  • Aspirants need to clear their 10+2 examination in science stream, 

For Masters

  • Every seeker should have obtained a Bachelor's degree in B.Sc in Science with physics and mathematics as a mandatory subject or B.Tech/B.E. degree in any field.

For Diploma

  • Candidates have to pass class 12th in the Science stream. A Bachelor's degree is a must and the duration for a diploma is 2 years.

Job Roles

The field of Air Traffic Controller aims to provide a guarded take off and landing, following all the rules and regulations and guiding a way to the pilots. To do such a task, the field of Airport Management presents innumerable job profiles. Below are mentioned some job profiles:

  • Area Controllers
  • RAF and Royal Navy Air Operations
  • Aerodrome Controllers
  • Approach Controllers

Top Recruiters

There are many recruiters from leading companies who enlist potential students in the Air Traffic Controlling field. Following are some Recruiters from where students can find an employment opportunity in India: 

  • Siemens
  • Alstom
  • Indigo
  • Mercede
  • Zinnov
  • Iceland Frozen Foods
  • Air Asia
  • Vistara
  • GoAir


The salary range may vary from company to company, but the salary of an Air Traffic Controller is very impressive only in India.



Annual Level Salary

Starting Salary

Approx ₹2,02,000

Mid Level Salary

Approx ₹5,90,000

Senior Level Salary

Approx ₹9,70,000


  • Detail Oriented
  • Teamwork
  • Three Dimensional Situation Awareness
  • Multi-tasking
  • Visual Problem-Solving


The main job of an Air Traffic Controller involves multitasking as they have to coordinate with other departments because they are responsible to look after all the safety measures and make sure all the rules and regulations are being followed. Furthermore, as the Aviation Industry is rising, there is a high scope for Air Traffic Controllers as well because all the airlines want a smooth and safe experience for their passengers.

Air Traffic Controllers use radars as well as technical equipment to guide the aircraft in the air and ensure the smooth arrival as well as departure of the aircraft. One must be extremely responsive and have an eye for detail in order to work in this industry as the burden of thousands of lives is hanging on their shoulders.


  • Competitive earning with Benefits
  • Job Market is Stable
  • Unique Experience
  • Best On-The-Job Training
  • Active & Exciting Workplace
  • Does not Involve Traveling
  • Early Retirement


  • Inconsistent Working Schedule
  • Notable Amounts of Stress
  • Frequent Evaluation at Job 
  • Health Problems
  • Limited Supply of Jobs