Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
198,520 1.2 % $20.26 $42,150 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.48 $14.45 $18.65 $24.33 $31.22
Annual Wage (2) $23,880 $30,060 $38,790 $50,600 $64,940


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 40,350 2.79 $21.12 $43,920
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 12,170 0.22 $24.12 $50,170
Building Equipment Contractors 11,020 0.53 $19.45 $40,460
Taxi and Limousine Service 9,690 12.09 $15.53 $32,310
Support Activities for Road Transportation 7,240 7.21 $15.42 $32,070

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 9,690 12.09 $15.53 $32,310
Support Activities for Road Transportation 7,240 7.21 $15.42 $32,070
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation 4,980 4.68 $16.88 $35,110
Local Messengers and Local Delivery 2,240 3.34 $19.16 $39,850
Freight Transportation Arrangement 6,270 2.95 $20.50 $42,630

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 $32.73 $68,070
Natural Gas Distribution 1,100 0.98 $32.04 $66,650
Rail Transportation 3,820 1.62 $29.54 $61,430
Postal Service (federal government) 30 0.01 $29.05 $60,430
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 40 0.01 $29.02 $60,350


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 22,760 1.36 0.98 $21.18 $44,050
Texas 20,230 1.70 1.22 $19.47 $40,490
New York 13,140 1.43 1.02 $23.66 $49,220
Florida 11,050 1.31 0.94 $17.28 $35,930
Illinois 7,210 1.22 0.87 $22.02 $45,790




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 990 2.38 1.71 $25.00 $52,000
Louisiana 3,870 2.04 1.46 $18.35 $38,170
Nevada 2,500 1.90 1.37 $18.83 $39,170
Alaska 600 1.87 1.35 $23.93 $49,770
Maine 1,100 1.83 1.31 $19.29 $40,130




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nebraska 1,730 1.78 1.28 $27.76 $57,740
North Dakota 990 2.38 1.71 $25.00 $52,000
Alaska 600 1.87 1.35 $23.93 $49,770
New York 13,140 1.43 1.02 $23.66 $49,220
Washington 4,400 1.38 0.99 $23.34 $48,540



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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 10,080 1.51 1.08 $23.83 $49,560
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 5,840 1.32 0.95 $19.55 $40,660
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 5,490 1.87 1.35 $19.73 $41,040
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 4,740 1.29 0.93 $22.31 $46,410
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 4,140 1.66 1.19 $19.05 $39,620
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,960 1.13 0.81 $18.36 $38,180
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 2,950 1.49 1.07 $19.71 $40,990
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,940 1.52 1.09 $21.50 $44,730
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,910 1.15 0.83 $19.94 $41,480
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 2,580 1.80 1.29 $20.03 $41,670


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Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Laredo, TX 680 7.02 5.04 $15.85 $32,960
Fond du Lac, WI 210 4.53 3.25 $17.91 $37,250
Johnson City, TN 310 3.99 2.86 $11.13 $23,150
Houma-Thibodaux, LA 320 3.82 2.74 $17.16 $35,680
Grand Forks, ND-MN 150 3.08 2.21 (8) (8)
Lafayette, LA 570 2.89 2.08 $20.36 $42,340
Midland, TX 240 2.70 1.94 $22.90 $47,640
Corpus Christi, TX 500 2.65 1.91 $18.16 $37,760
Stockton-Lodi, CA 610 2.51 1.80 $23.61 $49,110
Syracuse, NY 740 2.46 1.77 $21.03 $43,740