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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
199,360 1.5 % $21.20 $44,100 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.14 $15.21 $19.32 $25.35 $32.62
Annual Wage (2) $25,260 $31,640 $40,190 $52,740 $67,850


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)
Truck Transportation 40,020 2.63 $21.96 $45,670
Building Equipment Contractors 10,690 0.48 $19.53 $40,630
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 10,430 0.19 $25.53 $53,100
Taxi and Limousine Service 8,250 10.94 $16.63 $34,590
Support Activities for Road Transportation 7,340 6.98 $16.40 $34,110

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 8,250 10.94 $16.63 $34,590
Support Activities for Road Transportation 7,340 6.98 $16.40 $34,110
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation 5,180 4.59 $17.42 $36,230
Freight Transportation Arrangement 7,020 2.98 $21.91 $45,570
Truck Transportation 40,020 2.63 $21.96 $45,670

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 350 0.07 $37.08 $77,140
Scheduled Air Transportation 1,070 0.24 $35.07 $72,950
Metal Ore Mining (8) (8) $33.75 $70,200
Natural Gas Distribution 920 0.84 $31.97 $66,490
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 170 0.44 $30.17 $62,760


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)
Texas 22,900 1.84 1.36 $20.21 $42,040
California 20,850 1.20 0.88 $22.29 $46,370
New York 13,370 1.40 1.03 $25.21 $52,430
Florida 11,810 1.34 0.99 $17.90 $37,240
Illinois 7,400 1.23 0.91 $22.97 $47,780




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)
Nebraska 2,140 2.17 1.60 $29.57 $61,500
Alaska 650 2.04 1.50 $28.25 $58,750
Texas 22,900 1.84 1.36 $20.21 $42,040
North Dakota 760 1.79 1.32 $25.04 $52,080
Louisiana 3,420 1.78 1.31 $20.70 $43,050




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nebraska 2,140 2.17 1.60 $29.57 $61,500
Alaska 650 2.04 1.50 $28.25 $58,750
District of Columbia 480 0.66 0.49 $26.32 $54,750
New York 13,370 1.40 1.03 $25.21 $52,430
North Dakota 760 1.79 1.32 $25.04 $52,080





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-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 13,670 1.42 1.04 $25.35 $52,730
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 6,970 1.12 0.82 $21.16 $44,000
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 6,260 1.71 1.26 $23.02 $47,890
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 6,100 1.31 0.96 $23.54 $48,950
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 5,640 1.85 1.36 $19.70 $40,980
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 4,110 1.56 1.15 $18.81 $39,120
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 3,620 3.49 2.57 $18.85 $39,210
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 3,460 1.09 0.80 $22.17 $46,110
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 3,380 1.18 0.87 $20.65 $42,940
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 3,170 1.60 1.18 $21.25 $44,200