Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2003

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
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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)
161,790 1.4 % $15.80 $32,870 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.73 $11.07 $14.61 $19.52 $25.07
Annual Wage (2) $18,150 $23,020 $30,390 $40,610 $52,150

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 24,050 $17.74 $36,900 1 31
Local government (OES designation) 11,270 $17.49 $36,390 2 39
Taxi and limousine service 8,830 $10.68 $22,210 3 155
Specialized freight trucking 7,550 $17.45 $36,300 4 40
Freight transportation arrangement 5,400 $16.67 $34,680 5 54

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Rail transportation 2,510 $25.02 $52,040 16 1
Motor vehicle parts manufacturing 40 $23.10 $48,050 130 2
Aerospace product and parts manufacturing 160 $22.78 $47,370 89 3
Scheduled air transportation 790 $21.99 $45,730 38 4
Natural gas distribution 1,350 $20.96 $43,590 26 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
Nebraska 2,090 $21.81 $45,350 0.238% 152
Alaska 640 $16.58 $34,490 0.219% 316
Missouri 4,940 $16.00 $33,280 0.188% 372
Louisiana 3,390 $15.81 $32,880 0.183% 323
Washington 4,600 $17.86 $37,150 0.180% 399

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Nebraska 2,090 $21.81 $45,350 0.238% 152
Minnesota 3,010 $18.62 $38,730 0.116% 334
Massachusetts 3,220 $18.29 $38,040 0.101% 374
Washington 4,600 $17.86 $37,150 0.180% 399
New York 12,400 $17.66 $36,730 0.150% 406

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 920 $19.00 $39,520 0.560%
Laredo, TX MSA 360 $11.17 $23,240 0.481%
Houma, LA MSA 280 $14.90 $30,990 0.345%
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR MSA 490 $15.49 $32,230 0.299%
Anchorage, AK MSA 380 $17.16 $35,700 0.276%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Springfield, MO MSA 230 $22.74 $47,290 0.141%
Brockton, MA PMSA 100 $21.46 $44,640 0.100%
Gary, IN PMSA 270 $20.52 $42,680 0.108%
Rockford, IL MSA 80 $20.08 $41,770 0.048%
Kansas City, MO-KS MSA 2,220 $19.60 $40,770 0.239%

About May 2003 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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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) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include 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: May 7, 2004

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