Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance

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Total Workforce

198k

Average Age

41.7

Average Salary

$41,392

Average Male Salary

$48,438

Average Female Salary

$34,183

About

Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance are most often employed by the Truck transportation industry. The average yearly wage for Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance was $41,392 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance by wage are Wholesale & retail buyers, except farm products, Communications equipment operators, all other, and Automotive service technicians & mechanics.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance are Genesee (West) & Shiawassee Counties PUMA, MI, Webb County (North & East)Laredo City (Outer) PUMA, TX, and York County (South) PUMA, PA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance are Webb County (North & East)Laredo City (Outer) PUMA, TX, Genesee (West) & Shiawassee Counties PUMA, MI, and York County (South) PUMA, PA.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance and on wages and locations for those in the field. Truck transportation is the industry that employs the most Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance, by average wage, is Air transportation. Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance are paid most in Fayette County PUMA, GA but are relatively concentrated in Webb County (North & East)Laredo City (Outer) PUMA, TX.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$41,392

AVERAGE SALARY

± $1,728

In 2018, Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance earned an average of $41,392, $12,496 less than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Communications equipment operators, all other make somewhat more than Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance while Wholesale & retail buyers, except farm products make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.328

WAGE GINI

In 2018, Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.328, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance, by number of employees, are Truck transportation, Services incidental to transportation, and Investigation & security services.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance, by average wage, are Air transportation, Rail transportation, and Water, steam, air-conditioning, & irrigation systems.

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Industries by Share

198k

2018 Workforce

± 10,923

This graphic shows the share of Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance employed by various industries. Truck transportation employs the largest share of Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance at  21.1%, followed by Services incidental to transportation with 11% and Investigation & security services with 5.17%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance in the US. The average age of male Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance in the workforce is 42.5 and of female Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance is 40.9, and the most common race/ethnicity for Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

100k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 7,770

98k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 7,681

50.6% of Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)

  3. White (Hispanic)

60.9% of Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 15.6% of Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance, Black (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance.

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Age by Gender

42.5

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 1.06

40.9

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 1.03

The median age of Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance is 41.7, and Male employees are generally 1.57 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

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

Majors

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