Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
190,330 1.1 % $19.09 $39,710 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.61 $13.53 $17.64 $22.92 $29.34
Annual Wage (2) $22,070 $28,140 $36,690 $47,670 $61,020


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 28,770 3.00 $20.02 $41,640
Building Equipment Contractors 12,260 0.68 $18.19 $37,830
Local Government (OES Designation) 11,120 0.21 $22.26 $46,300
Specialized Freight Trucking 10,110 2.27 $20.90 $43,460
Taxi and Limousine Service 9,230 11.46 $14.03 $29,190

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 9,230 11.46 $14.03 $29,190
Support Activities for Road Transportation 6,800 7.46 $14.83 $30,840
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation 4,170 4.41 $14.58 $30,320
Local Messengers and Local Delivery 2,190 4.11 $18.92 $39,350
Freight Transportation Arrangement 7,480 3.86 $21.20 $44,090

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 840 0.77 $30.75 $63,960
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 160 0.03 $30.62 $63,700
Basic Chemical Manufacturing 30 0.02 $28.87 $60,040
Postal Service 30 (7) $27.73 $57,670
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 450 0.11 $26.82 $55,780


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 22,620 1.50 1.06 $19.90 $41,380
Texas 18,500 1.65 1.17 $18.46 $38,400
New York 12,060 1.37 0.97 $21.14 $43,980
Florida 10,440 1.36 0.97 $16.68 $34,690
Illinois 8,230 1.43 1.01 $21.26 $44,210



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 880 2.71 1.92 $22.62 $47,060
Louisiana 4,610 2.41 1.71 $17.70 $36,820
North Dakota 950 2.16 1.54 $24.61 $51,180
Nevada 2,300 1.94 1.38 $16.46 $34,230
Nebraska 1,690 1.79 1.27 $19.26 $40,070



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 950 2.16 1.54 $24.61 $51,180
Alaska 880 2.71 1.92 $22.62 $47,060
Washington 3,920 1.35 0.96 $21.73 $45,190
Wyoming 330 1.17 0.83 $21.61 $44,960
Illinois 8,230 1.43 1.01 $21.26 $44,210




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 7,750 1.44 1.02 $22.43 $46,650
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 6,630 1.63 1.16 $18.75 $39,010
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 5,180 1.38 0.98 $23.08 $48,000
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 4,970 1.75 1.24 $19.25 $40,040
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 3,530 1.48 1.05 $18.85 $39,200
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 3,220 1.77 1.25 $16.40 $34,120
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 3,100 1.38 0.98 $17.64 $36,690
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,760 1.51 1.07 $21.36 $44,420
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 2,700 2.16 1.53 $19.06 $39,640
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,250 0.95 0.67 $19.42 $40,390