Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
196,940 1.1 % $19.33 $40,210 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.78 $13.73 $17.86 $23.24 $29.70
Annual Wage (2) $22,430 $28,550 $37,150 $48,330 $61,780


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 30,300 3.07 $19.92 $41,430
Building Equipment Contractors 12,130 0.64 $18.57 $38,630
Local Government (OES Designation) 11,830 0.22 $22.75 $47,310
Specialized Freight Trucking 11,250 2.46 $20.97 $43,620
Taxi and Limousine Service 10,310 12.60 $14.54 $30,230

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 10,310 12.60 $14.54 $30,230
Support Activities for Road Transportation 7,430 7.81 $14.71 $30,590
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation 4,310 4.36 $14.91 $31,010
Local Messengers and Local Delivery 2,300 4.18 $19.57 $40,700
Freight Transportation Arrangement 7,740 3.84 $20.93 $43,540

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 890 0.79 $31.66 $65,860
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 190 0.04 $28.84 $59,980
Basic Chemical Manufacturing 30 0.02 $28.31 $58,880
Postal Service 30 0.01 $28.14 $58,530
Rail Transportation 2,640 1.23 $27.89 $58,020


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 23,720 1.53 1.07 $19.92 $41,440
Texas 20,090 1.74 1.22 $18.72 $38,940
New York 11,520 1.28 0.90 $22.32 $46,430
Florida 10,980 1.39 0.97 $16.96 $35,270
Ohio 7,710 1.46 1.02 $18.92 $39,350



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)
Alaska 820 2.51 1.76 $23.29 $48,440
North Dakota 1,090 2.44 1.71 $23.42 $48,700
Louisiana 4,430 2.28 1.60 $18.17 $37,790
Nevada 2,510 2.03 1.42 $17.14 $35,640
Texas 20,090 1.74 1.22 $18.72 $38,940



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 1,090 2.44 1.71 $23.42 $48,700
Alaska 820 2.51 1.76 $23.29 $48,440
New York 11,520 1.28 0.90 $22.32 $46,430
Washington 3,960 1.33 0.93 $21.74 $45,220
Illinois 7,570 1.29 0.91 $21.50 $44,710




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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 9,240 1.43 1.00 $22.63 $47,060
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 6,960 1.69 1.19 $19.01 $39,540
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 5,350 1.83 1.28 $18.88 $39,260
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 5,010 1.40 0.98 $22.91 $47,660
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 3,420 1.82 1.28 $17.55 $36,500
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 3,400 1.46 1.02 $17.76 $36,940
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 3,220 1.30 0.91 $18.65 $38,800
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 3,160 1.68 1.17 $20.77 $43,200
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 2,710 2.07 1.45 $19.85 $41,290
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,430 1.01 0.71 $19.35 $40,250