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

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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 helps find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations. Sign up in our career community today!

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 a wage between $26,560 to $67,680 based on the level of seniority. Dispatchers will most likely earn wages of fourty-four thousand eight hundred and sixty dollars yearly.

Dispatchers have the highest salaries in Alaska, which has average pay scales of near $59,990. People in this category of job are paid at the highest average level in Utilities, where they can receive normal pay levels of $62,470.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 33.02 percent nationwide in that time.


Dispatchers (not including Police, Fire, and Ambulance) tend to make the most in the following industries:

Public Administration
Management of Companies and Enterprises
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
Wholesale Trade

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
Accommodation and Food Services
Finance and Insurance
Health Care and Social Assistance
Other Services (except Public Administration)
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