Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
197,910 1.2 % $19.80 $41,190 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.18 $14.04 $18.24 $23.85 $30.49
Annual Wage (2) $23,260 $29,200 $37,940 $49,600 $63,420


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 29,150 2.92 $20.36 $42,350
Local Government (OES Designation) 12,040 0.22 $23.54 $48,960
Specialized Freight Trucking 11,210 2.47 $21.38 $44,470
Building Equipment Contractors 11,140 0.56 $19.31 $40,160
Taxi and Limousine Service 9,460 11.38 $15.37 $31,960

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 9,460 11.38 $15.37 $31,960
Support Activities for Road Transportation 7,790 7.87 $15.37 $31,970
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation 4,660 4.42 $15.90 $33,070
Local Messengers and Local Delivery 2,290 3.79 $19.66 $40,890
Freight Transportation Arrangement 6,740 3.22 $22.18 $46,130

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 1,010 0.89 $32.91 $68,460
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 200 0.04 $30.80 $64,060
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 40 0.01 $29.14 $60,610
Rail Transportation 2,490 1.12 $28.73 $59,760
Postal Service 40 0.01 $28.36 $58,990


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 25,400 1.59 1.13 $20.39 $42,420
Texas 20,230 1.72 1.22 $19.10 $39,720
New York 11,490 1.26 0.90 $23.02 $47,870
Florida 10,720 1.30 0.93 $17.20 $35,780
Ohio 7,520 1.41 1.00 $18.89 $39,300




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)
North Dakota 950 2.24 1.59 $25.24 $52,510
Alaska 720 2.23 1.58 $23.48 $48,840
Louisiana 4,200 2.18 1.55 $17.76 $36,950
Nevada 2,530 1.99 1.41 $18.74 $38,970
Texas 20,230 1.72 1.22 $19.10 $39,720




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 2.24 1.59 $25.24 $52,510
Illinois 7,090 1.20 0.85 $23.69 $49,280
Washington 4,280 1.40 0.99 $23.52 $48,920
Alaska 720 2.23 1.58 $23.48 $48,840
New York 11,490 1.26 0.90 $23.02 $47,870





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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 9,130 1.39 0.98 $23.22 $48,300
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 6,820 1.62 1.15 $19.64 $40,860
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 5,500 1.87 1.33 $19.51 $40,570
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 4,780 1.31 0.93 $25.44 $52,920
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 3,940 1.62 1.15 $18.43 $38,340
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 3,400 1.76 1.25 $18.25 $37,970
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 3,280 1.29 0.91 $18.48 $38,440
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 3,050 2.24 1.59 $19.17 $39,870
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,750 1.44 1.02 $21.27 $44,240
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,520 1.01 0.72 $19.97 $41,540