Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance

Schedule and dispatch workers, work crews, equipment, or service vehicles for conveyance of materials, freight, or passengers, or for normal installation, service, or emergency repairs rendered outside the place of business. Duties may include using radio, telephone, or computer to transmit assignments and compiling statistics and reports on work progress.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
180,540 1.3 % $18.00 $37,430 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.11 $12.83 $16.62 $21.84 $28.18
Annual Wage (2) $21,030 $26,690 $34,560 $45,430 $58,610


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
General Freight Trucking 24,040 2.78 $18.91 $39,330
Local Government (OES Designation) 12,470 0.22 $19.88 $41,350
Building Equipment Contractors 10,580 0.64 $17.03 $35,420
Specialized Freight Trucking 9,060 2.39 $19.22 $39,980
Taxi and Limousine Service 7,330 10.66 $12.68 $26,380

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Taxi and Limousine Service 7,330 10.66 $12.68 $26,380
Support Activities for Road Transportation 6,340 7.91 $13.71 $28,510
Local Messengers and Local Delivery 2,090 4.96 $16.61 $34,540
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation 3,840 4.81 $14.15 $29,430
Freight Transportation Arrangement 5,560 3.30 $19.00 $39,530

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scheduled Air Transportation 1,330 0.32 $28.91 $60,120
Rail Transportation 3,000 1.32 $28.62 $59,530
Scientific Research and Development Services (8) (8) $28.07 $58,380
Natural Gas Distribution 1,160 1.08 $27.07 $56,310
Postal Service 30 0.01 $26.39 $54,880


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 19,710 1.41 0.99 $19.18 $39,890
Texas 18,920 1.88 1.32 $17.53 $36,470
New York 13,500 1.62 1.14 $19.26 $40,050
Florida 9,500 1.34 0.94 $16.50 $34,320
Illinois 7,440 1.35 0.95 $19.98 $41,550




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Louisiana 4,640 2.53 1.78 $17.00 $35,350
Nebraska 2,040 2.26 1.59 $20.00 $41,610
Delaware 890 2.24 1.58 $20.68 $43,020
North Dakota 790 2.21 1.55 $19.41 $40,370
Alaska 590 1.92 1.35 $20.30 $42,220




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Delaware 890 2.24 1.58 $20.68 $43,020
Connecticut 2,130 1.33 0.94 $20.64 $42,940
Wyoming 270 1.00 0.71 $20.32 $42,270
Alaska 590 1.92 1.35 $20.30 $42,220
Nebraska 2,040 2.26 1.59 $20.00 $41,610

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 8,120 1.63 1.15 $20.86 $43,380
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 5,630 1.48 1.04 $18.30 $38,070
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 4,950 2.47 1.74 $16.06 $33,410
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 4,650 1.31 0.92 $20.84 $43,360
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 4,570 1.83 1.29 $16.74 $34,810
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 3,180 1.45 1.02 $17.36 $36,120
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 2,450 1.46 1.03 $16.76 $34,860
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 2,400 1.75 1.23 $19.44 $40,440
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,130 0.93 0.66 $17.69 $36,800
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,120 1.27 0.89 $18.58 $38,640




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Laredo, TX 490 5.81 4.09 $12.33 $25,650
Macon, GA 500 5.51 3.88 $11.92 $24,790
St. George, UT 200 4.39 3.09 $18.40 $38,260
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, LA 390 4.30 3.03 $16.26 $33,820
Gainesville, GA 220 3.24 2.28 $17.02 $35,400
Lake Charles, LA 260 2.95 2.08 $14.28 $29,700
Lafayette, LA 390 2.77 1.95 $15.39 $32,010
Dalton, GA 170 2.73 1.92 $19.54 $40,640
Joplin, MO 200 2.70 1.90 $19.13 $39,790
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 260 2.63 1.85 $16.49 $34,300