Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
199,880 1.4 % $20.64 $42,940 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.81 $14.80 $18.98 $24.65 $31.57
Annual Wage (2) $24,560 $30,790 $39,470 $51,270 $65,660


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 39,000 2.64 $21.67 $45,070
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 11,390 0.21 $24.49 $50,940
Building Equipment Contractors 10,610 0.50 $19.43 $40,420
Taxi and Limousine Service 8,770 11.27 $16.15 $33,590
Support Activities for Road Transportation 7,440 7.30 $16.25 $33,810

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 8,770 11.27 $16.15 $33,590
Support Activities for Road Transportation 7,440 7.30 $16.25 $33,810
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation 4,790 4.56 $17.25 $35,880
Local Messengers and Local Delivery 2,490 3.18 $19.87 $41,330
Charter Bus Industry 840 2.87 $18.00 $37,440

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 330 0.07 $34.27 $71,270
Natural Gas Distribution 780 0.71 $33.29 $69,240
Scheduled Air Transportation 720 0.16 $29.81 $62,000
Postal Service (federal government) 40 0.01 $29.55 $61,470
Metal Ore Mining 50 0.11 $29.44 $61,240


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 22,240 1.84 1.33 $19.92 $41,440
California 21,130 1.24 0.90 $21.81 $45,370
New York 13,520 1.44 1.04 $23.35 $48,570
Florida 11,320 1.31 0.95 $17.27 $35,930
Pennsylvania 7,340 1.26 0.91 $20.02 $41,630




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 970 2.33 1.68 $27.47 $57,140
Nebraska 2,260 2.31 1.67 $27.90 $58,030
Louisiana 3,720 1.94 1.41 $18.64 $38,780
Alaska 610 1.93 1.40 $25.46 $52,950
Maine 1,150 1.90 1.38 $19.64 $40,860




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nebraska 2,260 2.31 1.67 $27.90 $58,030
North Dakota 970 2.33 1.68 $27.47 $57,140
Alaska 610 1.93 1.40 $25.46 $52,950
Washington 4,360 1.34 0.97 $24.40 $50,760
District of Columbia 470 0.66 0.48 $24.22 $50,380





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 13,900 1.46 1.06 $23.31 $48,490
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 6,340 1.04 0.75 $19.94 $41,480
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 6,170 1.73 1.25 $20.88 $43,420
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 5,530 1.19 0.86 $22.78 $47,390
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 5,460 1.83 1.33 $20.64 $42,940
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 3,640 1.16 0.84 $21.26 $44,220
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 3,550 1.37 0.99 $18.17 $37,780
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 3,370 1.18 0.86 $20.57 $42,790
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 2,980 1.50 1.09 $25.15 $52,310
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,970 1.11 0.80 $19.21 $39,960