Salary for Dispatchers (not including Police, Fire, and Ambulance)

Also known as:  Airplane Dispatch Clerk, Auto Service Dispatcher, Bus Dispatcher, Crew Dispatcher, Maintenance Dispatcher, School Bus Dispatcher, Taxicab Dispatcher, Tow Truck Dispatcher, Train Dispatcher, Truck Dispatcher

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Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance perform many duties inside of various facilities. Their duties include scheduling and dispatching workers and crews to various locations; transmitting assignments; compiling statistics and reports on the progress of the job; preparing work orders; maintain correct files of customer's requests and services performed and prepare the daily work schedule along with runs. A high school diploma is required to work in this position, though some employers may require additional certifications. Dispatchers should be able to communicate to customers and be experienced in using various computer software. The average pay for a Dispatcher can greatly vary according to location and experience.

A Dispatcher can expect an average salary in a range of 24000 - 36000 based on tenure level. Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance can get a wage of Thirty Seven Thousand Two Hundred dollars every year.

Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance are compensated at the highest average salary in Delaware, where they can receive an average pay rate of just about $43320. Employees with these jobs are paid the highest in Public Administration, where they can receive wages of $49600.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 11.53 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Dispatchers (not including Police, Fire, and Ambulance) tend to make the most in the following industries
Utilities $49,600
Public Administration $40,950
Manufacturing $40,890
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction $39,990
Management of Companies and Enterprises $39,300
Wholesale Trade $39,190
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Accommodation and Food Services $29,070
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $29,430
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting $30,730
Finance and Insurance $31,990
Health Care and Social Assistance $32,380
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $32,710
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