Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
192k
Average Age
41.5
Estimated Job Growth
−0.929%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$43,811
Average Male Salary
$50,495
Average Female Salary
$37,001

About

Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance are most often employed by the Truck transportation industry. The average yearly wage for Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance was $43,811 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance by wage are Legal secretaries and administrative assistants, Music directors and composers, and Supervisors of personal care and service workers.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance are Webb County (North & East)Laredo City (Outer) PUMA, TX, Rancho Cucamonga City PUMA, CA, and Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, AK. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance are Webb County (North & East)Laredo City (Outer) PUMA, TX, Modesto City (East) PUMA, CA, and Lawrence TownshipIndianapolis (Northeast) & Lawrence Cities PUMA, IN.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance and on wages and locations for those in the field. Truck transportation is the industry that employs the most Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance, by average wage, is Electric & gas, and other combinations. Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance are paid most in Mount Pleasant Town PUMA, SC but are relatively concentrated in Webb County (North & East)Laredo City (Outer) PUMA, TX.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$43,811
AVERAGE SALARY
± $1,881

In 2020, Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance earned an average of $43,811, $12,143 less than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Legal secretaries and administrative assistants make somewhat more than Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance while Supervisors of personal care and service workers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.322
WAGE GINI

In 2019, Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.322, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance.

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Industries

Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance, by average wage, are Electric & gas, and other combinations, Metal ore mining, and Industrial & miscellaneous chemicals.

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Industries by Share

192k
2020 Workforce
± 10,752
−2.77%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 8.09%

The number of people employed as Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance has been declining at a rate of −2.77%, from 197,507 people in 2019 to 192,034 people in 2020.

This graphic shows the share of Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance employed by various industries. Truck transportation employs the largest share of Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance at  18.8%, followed by Justice, public order, & safety activities  with 13% and Services incidental to transportation with 8.68%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance in the US. The average age of male Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance in the workforce is 42.5 and of female Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance is 40.5, and the most common race/ethnicity for Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

96.9k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 7,641
95.1k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 7,569

50.5% of Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance are Male, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex breakdown of Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

63% of Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 13.2% of Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance, Black (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance.

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Age by Sex

42.5
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.08
40.5
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 1.03

The median age of Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance is 41.5, and Male employees are generally 1.99 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance is Business but a relatively high number of Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance hold a major in Transportation.

Majors

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Projections

Projections on job growth for Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance are expected to see a growth of −0.929% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow less than the national average.

Job Growth

−0.929%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance. This profession is expected to grow less than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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