Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, 2002

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.

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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)
168,380 1.7 % $15.70 $32,660 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.79 $11.06 $14.56 $19.33 $24.46
Annual Wage (2) $18,290 $23,000 $30,280 $40,210 $50,880

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
General freight trucking 24,340 $17.53 $36,460 1 35
Local government (OES designation) 11,590 $17.35 $36,080 2 40
Specialized freight trucking 7,940 $17.23 $35,850 3 42
Taxi and limousine service 7,430 $11.12 $23,120 4 159
Investigation and security services 5,560 $11.54 $24,010 5 154

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Motor vehicle parts manufacturing 150 $25.61 $53,280 101 1
Other pipeline transportation 50 $22.86 $47,560 144 2
Scheduled air transportation 1,040 $22.72 $47,250 32 3
Motor vehicle body and trailer manufacturing 30 $22.65 $47,110 158 4
Rail transportation 2,890 $22.02 $45,810 14 5

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Washington 6,660 $17.24 $35,850 0.260% 376
Nebraska 1,910 $19.77 $41,120 0.219% 154
Alaska 620 $16.87 $35,100 0.216% 275
Louisiana 3,440 $15.81 $32,880 0.188% 294
Missouri 4,750 $16.25 $33,810 0.180% 328

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Nebraska 1,910 $19.77 $41,120 0.219% 154
New York 11,470 $18.85 $39,210 0.138% 336
Minnesota 3,370 $18.24 $37,940 0.130% 319
Massachusetts 3,460 $17.38 $36,160 0.108% 370
Washington 6,660 $17.24 $35,850 0.260% 376

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Lafayette, LA MSA 970 $19.55 $40,650 0.592%
Laredo, TX MSA 390 $10.37 $21,560 0.544%
Billings, MT MSA 230 $12.81 $26,650 0.348%
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA PMSA 4,460 $17.90 $37,230 0.344%
Yolo, CA PMSA 300 $13.63 $28,360 0.340%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
New York, NY PMSA 6,500 $21.27 $44,240 0.163%
Brockton, MA PMSA 110 $20.46 $42,550 0.111%
Springfield, MO MSA 260 $20.20 $42,020 0.160%
Lafayette, LA MSA 970 $19.55 $40,650 0.592%
Kansas City, MO-KS MSA 2,110 $19.30 $40,140 0.228%

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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Data for detailed occupations does not sum to the totals because the totals include data for occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

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Last Modified Date: November 26, 2003

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