Deciding on a career in aircraft dispatching is making a choice for long term stability. The aviation industry is known for having some of the most stable career paths out of any industry. The saying goes that the aviation industry takes care of its own.
Aircraft dispatcher jobs are available now more than ever, and the industry is on a projection path of growth. Graduating from an aviation school that has a good reputation is the first step in a long and illustrious career in aviation.
Your career in aircraft dispatching starts at a small airline. Learning the ropes and taking on more responsibility will allow for you to rise to the competency level to enter mid-sized airlines. Down the road, you have the opportunity to land a job with a larger airline.
It is common for dispatchers to remain with one single airline for their entire careers, because many airlines reward loyalty.
Aircraft dispatcher jobs at major airlines require the dispatcher to move to the airline’s headquarters; however, that does not deter the dedicated. Married dispatchers can rest easy knowing that they will unlikely be moving again, once they have relocated to an airline’s headquarters.
Starting salaries vary, but most dispatchers can expect to make roughly $45,000 a year after a few years of experience. Highly experienced dispatchers may make upwards of $100,000 a year while working for a major airline.
Sheffield School of Aeronautics partners with major airlines around the world, and our graduates go on to enjoy careers in aircraft dispatching for years to come.