Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
182,310 1.3 % $18.23 $37,910 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.15 $12.92 $16.92 $22.10 $28.44
Annual Wage (2) $21,120 $26,880 $35,200 $45,970 $59,160


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 24,390 2.72 $19.16 $39,850
Local Government (OES Designation) 12,080 0.22 $20.78 $43,230
Building Equipment Contractors 11,290 0.69 $17.21 $35,800
Specialized Freight Trucking 9,390 2.39 $19.18 $39,900
Taxi and Limousine Service 7,200 10.06 $12.86 $26,760

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 7,200 10.06 $12.86 $26,760
Support Activities for Road Transportation 6,690 7.98 $13.86 $28,840
Local Messengers and Local Delivery 2,530 5.63 $17.19 $35,760
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation 3,560 4.25 $14.65 $30,470
Freight Transportation Arrangement 5,350 3.04 $19.16 $39,850

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 380 0.08 $28.64 $59,560
Natural Gas Distribution 1,000 0.92 $26.87 $55,880
Postal Service 30 (7) $26.46 $55,040
Metal Ore Mining 210 0.54 $26.22 $54,550
Scheduled Air Transportation 1,050 0.26 $25.97 $54,010


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 19,790 1.41 0.99 $19.18 $39,900
Texas 17,940 1.74 1.23 $16.83 $35,000
New York 14,170 1.68 1.18 $20.16 $41,920
Florida 8,950 1.25 0.88 $16.39 $34,090
Illinois 7,680 1.38 0.97 $19.97 $41,530




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 5,480 2.98 2.10 $18.30 $38,060
Nebraska 2,040 2.26 1.59 $20.59 $42,830
North Dakota 780 2.09 1.47 $20.06 $41,730
Alaska 610 1.95 1.37 $20.48 $42,600
Missouri 4,760 1.84 1.29 $17.56 $36,530




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 2,060 1.28 0.90 $21.27 $44,250
Wyoming 280 1.03 0.73 $21.06 $43,810
Nebraska 2,040 2.26 1.59 $20.59 $42,830
Colorado 2,550 1.17 0.82 $20.53 $42,690
Alaska 610 1.95 1.37 $20.48 $42,600





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 8,190 1.62 1.14 $21.87 $45,480
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 5,410 1.42 1.00 $18.84 $39,200
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 4,950 1.38 0.97 $20.76 $43,180
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 4,800 1.88 1.32 $16.73 $34,800
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 3,970 1.94 1.36 $15.35 $31,930
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 3,300 1.48 1.04 $17.75 $36,930
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 3,010 1.77 1.25 $15.18 $31,570
Kansas City, MO-KS 2,320 2.43 1.71 $18.10 $37,640
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 2,200 1.58 1.11 $18.72 $38,940
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,130 1.24 0.88 $20.62 $42,900