Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
184,890 1.2 % $18.49 $38,450 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.30 $13.12 $17.16 $22.34 $28.69
Annual Wage (2) $21,430 $27,290 $35,690 $46,460 $59,670


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 24,840 2.70 $19.61 $40,790
Building Equipment Contractors 11,920 0.72 $16.98 $35,310
Local Government (OES Designation) 11,450 0.21 $21.54 $44,790
Specialized Freight Trucking 9,550 2.30 $19.39 $40,320
Taxi and Limousine Service 7,480 9.99 $13.38 $27,840

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 7,480 9.99 $13.38 $27,840
Support Activities for Road Transportation 5,890 6.89 $13.91 $28,940
Local Messengers and Local Delivery 2,430 5.06 $17.28 $35,950
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation 3,910 4.42 $14.98 $31,150
Freight Transportation Arrangement 5,560 3.06 $18.74 $38,970

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 $29.78 $61,940
Metal Ore Mining 230 0.55 $27.85 $57,930
Natural Gas Distribution 1,040 0.97 $27.36 $56,910
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 170 0.04 $27.02 $56,190
Postal Service 30 (7) $26.50 $55,130


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 20,710 1.45 1.02 $19.54 $40,640
Texas 17,130 1.62 1.14 $17.25 $35,880
New York 13,790 1.61 1.14 $20.59 $42,830
Florida 9,480 1.30 0.92 $16.42 $34,160
Illinois 7,850 1.39 0.98 $19.71 $41,000




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 5,740 3.07 2.16 $18.49 $38,460
Nebraska 1,820 1.99 1.40 $21.31 $44,330
North Dakota 770 1.91 1.34 $20.55 $42,750
Missouri 4,970 1.91 1.34 $17.88 $37,190
Alaska 610 1.91 1.35 $21.25 $44,200




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming 330 1.19 0.84 $21.62 $44,970
Nebraska 1,820 1.99 1.40 $21.31 $44,330
Connecticut 1,970 1.22 0.86 $21.29 $44,290
Alaska 610 1.91 1.35 $21.25 $44,200
Minnesota 3,790 1.43 1.01 $21.12 $43,920





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 7,870 1.53 1.08 $22.59 $47,000
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 5,890 1.52 1.07 $18.89 $39,290
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 4,890 1.34 0.95 $20.47 $42,590
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 4,300 1.63 1.15 $17.61 $36,640
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 3,570 2.06 1.45 $14.79 $30,750
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 3,480 1.66 1.17 $16.54 $34,410
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 3,210 1.42 1.00 $18.87 $39,250
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,510 1.44 1.01 $21.64 $45,010
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,410 1.03 0.72 $18.71 $38,920
Kansas City, MO-KS 2,360 2.43 1.71 $17.52 $36,450