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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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)
194,330 1.1 % $ 22.43 $ 46,650 0.4 %

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

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 14.00 $ 17.11 $ 21.18 $ 26.61 $ 34.37
Annual Wage (2) $ 29,120 $ 35,590 $ 44,050 $ 55,340 $ 71,480


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 40,220 2.69 $ 24.00 $ 49,930
Building Equipment Contractors 12,860 0.57 $ 20.53 $ 42,700
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 10,000 0.19 $ 27.20 $ 56,580
Support Activities for Road Transportation 8,130 7.68 $ 17.23 $ 35,830
Investigation and Security Services 7,840 0.85 $ 17.58 $ 36,560

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)
Taxi and Limousine Service 5,070 11.92 $ 16.40 $ 34,100
Support Activities for Road Transportation 8,130 7.68 $ 17.23 $ 35,830
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation 4,410 5.21 $ 17.58 $ 36,560
Urban Transit Systems 1,700 4.36 $ 19.56 $ 40,680
Freight Transportation Arrangement 7,330 3.15 $ 23.63 $ 49,150

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

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Pipeline Transportation (8) (8) $ 43.63 $ 90,750
Scheduled Air Transportation 1,090 0.28 $ 40.76 $ 84,770
Natural Gas Distribution 560 0.51 $ 40.51 $ 84,260
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 190 0.04 $ 38.82 $ 80,750
Rail Transportation 1,740 0.79 $ 35.11 $ 73,030


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 2021


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 23,300 1.41 1.02 $ 23.20 $ 48,250
Texas 21,210 1.73 1.26 $ 21.34 $ 44,400
Florida 12,000 1.39 1.01 $ 19.19 $ 39,910
New York 10,560 1.22 0.88 $ 27.78 $ 57,780
Illinois 7,860 1.40 1.01 $ 24.84 $ 51,660


Map of location quotient of dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance by state, May 2021


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 530 1.79 1.30 $ 26.74 $ 55,620
Nebraska 1,690 1.76 1.28 $ 23.49 $ 48,870
North Dakota 690 1.75 1.27 $ 24.93 $ 51,850
Texas 21,210 1.73 1.26 $ 21.34 $ 44,400
Georgia 7,260 1.66 1.20 $ 20.42 $ 42,480


Map of annual mean wages of dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance by state, May 2021


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 370 0.55 0.40 $ 31.83 $ 66,200
New York 10,560 1.22 0.88 $ 27.78 $ 57,780
Alaska 530 1.79 1.30 $ 26.74 $ 55,620
Connecticut 1,730 1.10 0.80 $ 26.39 $ 54,900
Washington 4,240 1.32 0.96 $ 26.11 $ 54,300



Map of employment of dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance by area, May 2021


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 11,300 1.30 0.94 $ 28.19 $ 58,620
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 7,100 1.24 0.90 $ 22.92 $ 47,680
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 7,060 1.97 1.43 $ 23.51 $ 48,900
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 6,190 1.46 1.06 $ 25.02 $ 52,050
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 4,990 1.72 1.25 $ 21.52 $ 44,760
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 4,030 1.56 1.13 $ 21.54 $ 44,800
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 3,820 1.70 1.23 $ 24.56 $ 51,080
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 3,510 1.43 1.04 $ 19.58 $ 40,730
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 3,370 1.59 1.16 $ 20.74 $ 43,150
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 3,100 1.17 0.85 $ 22.70 $ 47,220


Map of location quotient of dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance by area, May 2021


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 560 5.80 4.20 $ 18.30 $ 38,060
Fond du Lac, WI 190 4.26 3.09 $ 20.62 $ 42,890
Odessa, TX 230 3.41 2.48 $ 22.64 $ 47,080
Gainesville, GA 280 3.17 2.30 $ 21.39 $ 44,490
Midland, TX 300 3.15 2.28 $ 24.09 $ 50,100
St. George, UT 220 2.90 2.11 $ 19.42 $ 40,390
Lafayette, LA 510 2.73 1.98 $ 21.48 $ 44,670
Twin Falls, ID 120 2.64 1.91 $ 22.01 $ 45,780
Green Bay, WI 430 2.61 1.90 $ 23.94 $ 49,790
Yuba City, CA 120 2.59 1.88 $ 21.65 $ 45,020