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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2023

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 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance
Industry profile for Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance
Geographic profile for Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance

National estimates for Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
206,090 1.0 % $ 24.44 $ 50,830 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 15.44 $ 18.17 $ 22.53 $ 28.60 $ 36.46
Annual Wage (2) $ 32,110 $ 37,800 $ 46,860 $ 59,500 $ 75,840


Industry profile for Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Truck Transportation 38,150 2.42 $ 25.97 $ 54,010
Building Equipment Contractors 14,900 0.61 $ 22.43 $ 46,660
Local Government, excluding Schools and Hospitals (OEWS Designation) 12,300 0.22 $ 32.10 $ 66,770
Support Activities for Road Transportation 9,280 8.14 $ 18.94 $ 39,390
Investigation and Security Services 7,620 0.76 $ 19.68 $ 40,930

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Support Activities for Road Transportation 9,280 8.14 $ 18.94 $ 39,390
Taxi and Limousine Service 4,510 7.64 $ 17.05 $ 35,460
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation 5,450 5.52 $ 19.49 $ 40,530
Interurban and Rural Bus Transportation 470 3.22 $ 22.28 $ 46,350
Urban Transit Systems 1,240 2.97 $ 22.68 $ 47,180

Top paying industries for Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 460 0.41 $ 42.95 $ 89,330
Rail Transportation 1,560 0.86 $ 41.72 $ 86,770
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 100 0.02 $ 41.65 $ 86,630
Metal Ore Mining 80 0.19 $ 40.75 $ 84,770
Other Pipeline Transportation 90 1.01 $ 38.22 $ 79,500


Geographic profile for Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance, see the Create Customized Tables function.



Map of employment of dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance by state, May 2023


States with the highest employment level in Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 24,390 1.36 1.00 $ 25.84 $ 53,750
Texas 21,300 1.57 1.16 $ 22.49 $ 46,780
Florida 14,360 1.50 1.11 $ 21.60 $ 44,920
New York 13,820 1.47 1.08 $ 30.85 $ 64,170
Illinois 7,610 1.27 0.93 $ 26.78 $ 55,700


Map of location quotient of dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance by state, May 2023


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 660 2.13 1.57 $ 28.93 $ 60,180
Nevada 3,150 2.13 1.57 $ 21.00 $ 43,680
North Dakota 730 1.76 1.30 $ 30.47 $ 63,370
Oregon 3,410 1.76 1.29 $ 24.26 $ 50,460
Arizona 5,470 1.75 1.29 $ 22.31 $ 46,400


Map of annual mean wages of dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance by state, May 2023


Top paying states for Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 320 0.46 0.34 $ 33.16 $ 68,970
New York 13,820 1.47 1.08 $ 30.85 $ 64,170
North Dakota 730 1.76 1.30 $ 30.47 $ 63,370
Alaska 660 2.13 1.57 $ 28.93 $ 60,180
Washington 4,860 1.39 1.03 $ 28.46 $ 59,190



Map of employment of dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance by area, May 2023


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 15,010 1.58 1.16 $ 31.24 $ 64,980
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 8,320 1.34 0.99 $ 25.75 $ 53,550
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 5,880 1.30 0.96 $ 26.93 $ 56,000
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 5,740 1.45 1.07 $ 23.22 $ 48,300
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 5,380 1.69 1.25 $ 23.14 $ 48,140
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 4,020 1.48 1.09 $ 22.34 $ 46,480
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 3,980 1.74 1.28 $ 22.68 $ 47,180
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 3,630 1.29 0.95 $ 22.87 $ 47,560
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 3,130 1.29 0.95 $ 29.20 $ 60,740
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 3,120 1.01 0.74 $ 26.70 $ 55,530


Map of location quotient of dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance by area, May 2023


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Laredo, TX 510 4.89 3.60 $ 18.95 $ 39,410
Odessa, TX 260 3.35 2.47 $ 27.77 $ 57,770
Midland, TX 360 3.15 2.32 $ 26.69 $ 55,510
Gainesville, GA 310 3.12 2.30 $ 21.33 $ 44,360
St. George, UT 250 2.96 2.18 $ 22.88 $ 47,590
Fairbanks, AK 90 2.44 1.80 $ 25.68 $ 53,420
Victoria, TX 90 2.42 1.78 $ 20.30 $ 42,230
Stockton-Lodi, CA 650 2.36 1.74 $ 24.33 $ 50,600
Yuma, AZ 160 2.35 1.73 $ 21.94 $ 45,630
El Paso, TX 750 2.32 1.71 $ 19.82 $ 41,230