Need a job? FAA hiring 1,400 air traffic controllers

Application window is August 8-15
Posted at 12:12 PM, Aug 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-08 13:12:18-04

Get your resume ready.

The Federal Aviation Administration is hiring for about 1,400 entry-level air traffic controller positions. The jobs will be posted online from August 8-15, according to the FAA.

The job can be a lucrative one. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean annual salary of an air traffic controller was $118,740 in 2015. The median hourly wage was $59.11.

Competition for the jobs will likely be stiff. The FAA expects more than 25,000 applications for the open positions.

Clint Davis is a reporter for the Scripps National News Desk. Follow him on Twitter @MrClintDavis.