Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance

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2019 Workforce
184k
Average Age
42.1
Estimated Job Growth
−0.929%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$42,903
Average Male Salary
$50,978
Average Female Salary
$35,464

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 $42,903 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance by wage are Automotive service technicians & mechanics, Entertainers & performers, sports & related workers, all other, and Locksmiths & safe repairers.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance are Apache Junction City PUMA, AZ, LA City (South/San Pedro) PUMA, CA, and Des Moines City PUMA, IA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance are Apache Junction City PUMA, AZ, Webb County (North & East)Laredo City (Outer) PUMA, TX, and LA City (South/San Pedro) PUMA, CA.

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 North Texas Regional Planning Commission (Outside Wichita County) & Wise County PUMA, TX but are relatively concentrated in Apache Junction City PUMA, AZ.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$42,903
AVERAGE SALARY
± $1,798

In 2019, Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance earned an average of $42,903, $12,621 less than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Entertainers & performers, sports & related workers, all other make somewhat more than Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance while Automotive service technicians & mechanics 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

0.327
WAGE GINI

In 2019, Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.327, 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

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

Most Common

The most common industries employing Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance, by number of employees, are Truck transportation, Services incidental to transportation, and Bus service & urban transit.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance, by average wage, are Electric & gas, and other combinations, Rail transportation, and Air transportation.

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Industries by Share

184k
2019 Workforce
± 10,524
−7.18%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 8.56%

The number of people employed as Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance has been declining at a rate of −7.18%, from 198,189 people in 2018 to 183,964 people in 2019.

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  23.8%, followed by Services incidental to transportation with 9.33% and Bus service & urban transit with 5.21%.

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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 43.3 and of female Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance is 41, and the most common race/ethnicity for Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

88.2k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 7,290
95.8k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 7,595

52% of Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender 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. White (Hispanic)
  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

61.6% of Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 14.8% of Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance, White (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 Gender

43.3
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.14
41
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 1.06

The median age of Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance is 42.1, and Male employees are generally 2.27 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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