Tower Levels, Differences in Pay

Uin2it

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What scale are the contract towers setup on, is it the same "ATC-?" scale the FAA towers use?
Is there a way I can find out more info on what level the towers I am looking at are, their traffic levels & which pays the most?

Cincy & Columbus Ohio
S. Indiana
West Virginia
Owensboro Kentucky

Thanks!
 

BrewnATC

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What scale are the contract towers setup on, is it the same "ATC-?" scale the FAA towers use?
Is there a way I can find out more info on what level the towers I am looking at are, their traffic levels & which pays the most?

Cincy & Columbus Ohio
S. Indiana
West Virginia
Owensboro Kentucky

Thanks!
they all pay the same. Contract towers don't have a level either, best you can do is pull up an ATADS report to get their traffic count for last year
 

ajmezz

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Airnav can give you some rough estimates on avg ops per day, but could be relatively old. ATADS is definitely your best source for overall ops/year though.
 

Uin2it

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Thanks for the info, I didn't realize they didn't have levels.
Is that the same with airports in the Cost-Sharing program like Bloomington & Delaware County Indiana?

Im guessing each one has its own locality % as well? I cant imagine someone working in Cincy at the same salary as one in Wheeling WV?
 

CHUCK CHUCK

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Pay is not the same. Some pay more but its not based on a traffic count. Department of Labor sets the hourly. We don't have a locality pay unless you're in Alaska or Hawaii. Pay is between $29 to $34 and an extra 10% if you're the ATM. The towers you listed are Midwest.