Public safety telecommunicators

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2019 Workforce
94k
Average Age
38.6
Estimated Job Growth
6.1%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$45,132
Average Male Salary
$47,942
Average Female Salary
$43,841

About

Public safety telecommunicators are most often employed by the Justice, public order, & safety activities  industry. The average yearly wage for Public safety telecommunicators was $45,132 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Public safety telecommunicators by wage are Electronic home entertainment equipment installers & repairers, Payroll & timekeeping clerks, and Transportation security screeners.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Public safety telecommunicators are Peoria City PUMA, IL, Monroe, Randolph, Washington, Jefferson & Marion Counties PUMA, IL, and West Central Texas COG (Outside Taylor County) PUMA, TX. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Public safety telecommunicators are Peoria City PUMA, IL, Monroe, Randolph, Washington, Jefferson & Marion Counties PUMA, IL, and Cattaraugus & Allegany Counties PUMA, NY.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Public safety telecommunicators and on wages and locations for those in the field. Justice, public order, & safety activities is the industry that employs the most Public safety telecommunicators, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Public safety telecommunicators, by average wage, is National security & international affairs. Public safety telecommunicators are paid most in Peoria City PUMA, IL but are relatively concentrated in Peoria City PUMA, IL.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$45,132
AVERAGE SALARY
± $1,810

In 2019, Public safety telecommunicators earned an average of $45,132, $10,392 less than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Transportation security screeners make somewhat more than Public safety telecommunicators while Electronic home entertainment equipment installers & repairers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Public safety telecommunicators as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.258
WAGE GINI

In 2019, Public safety telecommunicators had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.258, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Public safety telecommunicators (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 Public safety telecommunicators.

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Public safety telecommunicators.

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Industries

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Industries by Share

94k
2019 Workforce
± 7,523
5.92%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 10.8%

The number of people employed as Public safety telecommunicators has been growing at a rate of 5.92%, from 88,705 people in 2018 to 93,953 people in 2019.

This graphic shows the share of Public safety telecommunicators employed by various industries. Justice, public order, & safety activities employs the largest share of Public safety telecommunicators at  81%, followed by Other health care services with 4.89% and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges with 3.41%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Public safety telecommunicators in the US. The average age of male Public safety telecommunicators in the workforce is 40.3 and of female Public safety telecommunicators is 37.9, and the most common race/ethnicity for Public safety telecommunicators is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

29.6k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 4,221
64.4k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 6,228

68.5% of Public safety telecommunicators are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Public safety telecommunicators.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Public safety telecommunicators
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

72.3% of Public safety telecommunicators are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 14% of Public safety telecommunicators, Black (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Public safety telecommunicators.

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Age by Gender

40.3
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.86
37.9
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 1.12

The median age of Public safety telecommunicators is 38.6, and Male employees are generally 2.45 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Public safety telecommunicators from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Public safety telecommunicators is Protective Services but a relatively high number of Public safety telecommunicators hold a major in Protective Services.

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Projections

Projections on job growth for Public Safety Telecommunicators from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Public Safety Telecommunicators are expected to see a growth of 6.1% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow more than the national average.

Job Growth

6.1%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Public Safety Telecommunicators. This profession is expected to grow more than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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