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Total Workforce
285,847
Average Age
41.1
Estimated Job Growth
2.7%
10-Year Projection
Average Salary
$39,786
Average Male Salary
$44,795
Average Female Salary
$35,546

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Dispatchers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Justice, public order, & safety activities is the industry that employs the most Dispatchers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Dispatchers, by average wage, is Rail transportation. Dispatchers are paid most in Sioux, Clay, Dickinson, O'Brien, Lyon, Emmet, Palo Alto & Osceola Counties PUMA, IA but are relatively concentrated in Wayne County (Southwest) PUMA, MI.

Wages

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Wage Distribution

Wage by Location

Spatial Concentration

Industries

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Highest Paying

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Industries by Share

Diversity

Demographic information on Dispatchers in the US. The average age of male Dispatchers in the workforce is 41.7 and of female Dispatchers is 40.5, and the most common race/ethnicity for Dispatchers is White.

Gender Composition

Race & Ethnicity

Age by Gender

Education

Data on higher education choices for Dispatchers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Dispatchers is Business but a relatively high number of Dispatchers hold a major in Natural Resources & Conservation.

Majors

Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Dispatchers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Dispatchers need many skills, but most especially Critical Thinking, Active Listening, and Reading Comprehension. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Dispatchers need more than the average amount of Service Orientation, Negotiation, and Time Management.

Radar Distribution

The closest comparable data for the Detailed Occupation Dispatchers is from the Minor Occupation Group Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, and Distributing Workers.
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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Dispatchers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Dispatchers are expected to see a growth of 2.7% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

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