Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, November 2004

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
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area profile for this occupation

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)
168,010 1.0 % $15.98 $33,240 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.11 $11.36 $14.96 $19.70 $24.77
Annual Wage (2) $18,940 $23,630 $31,110 $40,970 $51,520

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
General freight trucking 22,390 $17.44 $36,280
Local government (OES designation) 10,340 $15.92 $33,100
Specialized freight trucking 8,860 $17.90 $37,230
Taxi and limousine service 7,930 $11.52 $23,950
Building equipment contractors 7,260 $14.85 $30,880

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Rail transportation 2,860 $24.69 $51,350
Professional and similar organizations 220 $22.42 $46,630
Sea, coastal, and Great Lakes transportation 90 $21.06 $43,800
Pipeline transportation of natural gas 30 $21.02 $43,720
Aerospace product and parts manufacturing 280 $21.01 $43,690

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
Louisiana 3,850 $14.64 $30,440 0.206%
Alaska 600 $19.16 $39,860 0.203%
Vermont 580 $15.43 $32,090 0.196%
Nebraska 1,620 $17.92 $37,260 0.183%
Oregon 2,650 $16.32 $33,940 0.168%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Alaska 600 $19.16 $39,860 0.203%
Massachusetts 3,240 $18.59 $38,670 0.104%
Washington 4,080 $18.39 $38,250 0.156%
Nebraska 1,620 $17.92 $37,260 0.183%
New Jersey 5,450 $17.70 $36,820 0.140%

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 950 $16.25 $33,800 0.571%
Joplin, MO MSA 320 $14.98 $31,150 0.425%
Houma, LA MSA 320 $15.18 $31,580 0.387%
Victoria, TX MSA 100 $15.21 $31,640 0.279%
Chattanooga, TN-GA MSA 620 $16.47 $34,260 0.274%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Brockton, MA PMSA 140 $21.22 $44,140 0.140%
Gary, IN PMSA 350 $20.88 $43,430 0.139%
San Jose, CA PMSA 850 $20.36 $42,350 0.100%
San Francisco, CA PMSA 1,140 $20.23 $42,080 0.120%
Fitchburg-Leominster, MA PMSA 50 $20.12 $41,840 0.100%

About November 2004 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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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November 2004 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

November 2004 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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Technical notes

Last Modified Date: November 9, 2005

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