Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
185,270 1.2 % $18.80 $39,100 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.43 $13.37 $17.50 $22.63 $28.89
Annual Wage (2) $21,700 $27,800 $36,390 $47,080 $60,090


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 27,030 2.88 $19.95 $41,500
Building Equipment Contractors 12,830 0.74 $17.48 $36,350
Local Government (OES Designation) 11,400 0.21 $21.98 $45,720
Specialized Freight Trucking 9,730 2.27 $20.38 $42,400
Taxi and Limousine Service 8,620 11.18 $13.94 $29,000

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 8,620 11.18 $13.94 $29,000
Support Activities for Road Transportation 6,090 7.02 $14.40 $29,950
Local Messengers and Local Delivery 2,320 4.58 $17.98 $37,400
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation 3,860 4.32 $14.59 $30,350
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Other 100 3.98 $15.05 $31,300

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 330 0.07 $29.44 $61,230
Natural Gas Distribution 920 0.84 $27.80 $57,820
Postal Service 30 (7) $26.87 $55,890
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 300 0.07 $26.55 $55,220
Rail Transportation 3,270 1.46 $26.33 $54,760


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 20,770 1.41 1.01 $19.80 $41,180
Texas 17,550 1.61 1.15 $18.11 $37,670
New York 12,710 1.47 1.05 $20.94 $43,560
Florida 10,040 1.35 0.96 $16.19 $33,670
Illinois 7,950 1.39 1.00 $19.54 $40,650




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 5,430 2.88 2.06 $18.68 $38,850
Alaska 790 2.45 1.75 $22.11 $45,990
Nebraska 1,870 2.02 1.44 $21.72 $45,180
Nevada 2,280 1.98 1.42 $16.76 $34,860
North Dakota 810 1.91 1.37 $23.16 $48,180




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Dakota 810 1.91 1.37 $23.16 $48,180
Alaska 790 2.45 1.75 $22.11 $45,990
Nebraska 1,870 2.02 1.44 $21.72 $45,180
Connecticut 1,880 1.15 0.82 $21.65 $45,040
Idaho 880 1.44 1.03 $21.47 $44,650





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 7,950 1.52 1.08 $22.18 $46,130
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 6,090 1.53 1.10 $19.05 $39,630
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 5,100 1.38 0.99 $20.18 $41,970
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 4,510 1.64 1.17 $18.60 $38,700
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 3,400 1.91 1.37 $15.17 $31,540
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 3,040 1.32 0.94 $18.79 $39,080
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,830 1.32 0.94 $18.24 $37,950
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,570 1.43 1.03 $22.05 $45,850
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,340 0.99 0.71 $18.79 $39,070
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 2,270 1.76 1.26 $18.08 $37,600