Public safety telecommunicators

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Total Workforce
88.7k
Average Age
39
Average Salary
$43,161
Average Male Salary
$47,747
Average Female Salary
$41,042

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Public safety telecommunicators are most often employed by the Justice, public order, & safety activities  industry. The average yearly wage for Public safety telecommunicators was $43,161 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Public safety telecommunicators by wage are Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters, Driver/sales workers & truck drivers, and Mental health counselors.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Public safety telecommunicators are . The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Public safety telecommunicators are .

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Public safety telecommunicators and on wages and locations for those in the field. Justice, public order, & safety activities is the industry that employs the most Public safety telecommunicators, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Public safety telecommunicators, by average wage, is Administration of human resource programs. Public safety telecommunicators are paid most in Van Zandt, Wood, Camp & Rains Counties PUMA, TX but are relatively concentrated in false.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$43,161
AVERAGE SALARY
± $2,097

In 2018, Public safety telecommunicators earned an average of $43,161, $10,728 less than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Driver/sales workers & truck drivers make somewhat more than Public safety telecommunicators while Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Public safety telecommunicators as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.269
WAGE GINI

In 2018, Public safety telecommunicators had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.269, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Public safety telecommunicators (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 Public safety telecommunicators.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Public safety telecommunicators

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Public safety telecommunicators.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Public safety telecommunicators, by number of employees, are Justice, public order, & safety activities , Other health care services, and Executive offices & legislative bodies.

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Industries by Share

88.7k
2018 Workforce
± 7,310

This graphic shows the share of Public safety telecommunicators employed by various industries. Justice, public order, & safety activities employs the largest share of Public safety telecommunicators at  82%, followed by Other health care services with 5.31% and Executive offices & legislative bodies with 3.91%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Public safety telecommunicators in the US. The average age of male Public safety telecommunicators in the workforce is 39 and of female Public safety telecommunicators is 39, and the most common race/ethnicity for Public safety telecommunicators is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

28k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 4,110
60.7k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 6,046

68.4% of Public safety telecommunicators are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Public safety telecommunicators.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Public safety telecommunicators
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

72% of Public safety telecommunicators are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 13.7% of Public safety telecommunicators, Black (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Public safety telecommunicators.

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Age by Gender

39
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.95
39
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 1.17

The median age of Public safety telecommunicators is 39, and Male employees are generally 0.0482 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Public safety telecommunicators from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Public safety telecommunicators is Protective Services but a relatively high number of Public safety telecommunicators hold a major in Protective Services.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degree-majorss. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree-majors obtained.
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