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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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: Top

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)
188,450 1.6 % $ 21.57 $ 44,860 0.6 %

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

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 12.77 $ 15.63 $ 19.70 $ 25.67 $ 32.54
Annual Wage (2) $ 26,560 $ 32,510 $ 40,980 $ 53,400 $ 67,680


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

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 36,840 2.50 $ 22.51 $ 46,810
Building Equipment Contractors 10,710 0.49 $ 19.62 $ 40,800
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 9,570 0.18 $ 26.17 $ 54,420
Support Activities for Road Transportation 7,270 7.13 $ 17.24 $ 35,860
Investigation and Security Services 7,170 0.78 $ 18.40 $ 38,270

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 5,730 10.14 $ 17.29 $ 35,970
Support Activities for Road Transportation 7,270 7.13 $ 17.24 $ 35,860
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation 4,710 4.86 $ 18.07 $ 37,590
Freight Transportation Arrangement 6,970 2.99 $ 22.65 $ 47,110
Charter Bus Industry 630 2.94 $ 19.45 $ 40,450

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

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 230 0.04 $ 37.16 $ 77,280
Metal Ore Mining 40 0.11 $ 34.90 $ 72,590
Natural Gas Distribution 940 0.87 $ 31.96 $ 66,490
Scheduled Air Transportation (8) (8) $ 31.78 $ 66,100
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 200 0.55 $ 31.43 $ 65,380


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

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.





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)
Texas 23,140 1.91 1.41 $ 20.26 $ 42,140
California 19,800 1.20 0.89 $ 22.88 $ 47,590
Florida 11,520 1.37 1.01 $ 18.13 $ 37,700
New York 11,490 1.32 0.98 $ 25.21 $ 52,430
Illinois 7,260 1.29 0.95 $ 23.52 $ 48,930




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 600 2.03 1.50 $ 28.84 $ 59,990
Texas 23,140 1.91 1.41 $ 20.26 $ 42,140
Hawaii 1,100 1.91 1.41 $ 21.39 $ 44,480
Louisiana 3,240 1.80 1.33 $ 21.42 $ 44,550
Nebraska 1,570 1.66 1.23 $ 23.58 $ 49,050




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)
Alaska 600 2.03 1.50 $ 28.84 $ 59,990
Washington 4,190 1.31 0.97 $ 27.00 $ 56,150
District of Columbia 460 0.66 0.49 $ 26.52 $ 55,160
North Dakota 600 1.49 1.10 $ 25.86 $ 53,800
New York 11,490 1.32 0.98 $ 25.21 $ 52,430





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 11,850 1.34 0.99 $ 26.13 $ 54,350
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 6,740 1.16 0.85 $ 21.70 $ 45,140
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 6,440 1.48 1.09 $ 24.05 $ 50,030
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 5,890 1.64 1.21 $ 23.32 $ 48,510
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 5,780 1.95 1.44 $ 19.77 $ 41,130
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 3,630 1.45 1.07 $ 18.70 $ 38,890
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 3,320 1.23 0.91 $ 20.39 $ 42,420
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 3,240 1.07 0.79 $ 23.10 $ 48,040
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 3,030 1.44 1.06 $ 18.91 $ 39,340
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,890 1.56 1.15 $ 23.93 $ 49,770




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)
Macon, GA 750 7.75 5.72 $ 15.70 $ 32,650
Laredo, TX 620 6.24 4.61 $ 19.46 $ 40,470
Fond du Lac, WI 200 4.56 3.37 $ 19.42 $ 40,400
St. George, UT 250 3.63 2.68 $ 19.68 $ 40,930
El Paso, TX 1,060 3.50 2.58 $ 17.74 $ 36,900
Bend-Redmond, OR 260 3.24 2.39 $ 19.06 $ 39,640
Odessa, TX 240 3.23 2.38 $ 19.74 $ 41,070
Houma-Thibodaux, LA 250 3.06 2.26 $ 18.09 $ 37,630
Dubuque, IA 170 2.96 2.18 $ 17.77 $ 36,960
Lafayette, LA 520 2.77 2.04 $ 22.34 $ 46,470