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Dispatcher, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance Salary Information

The salary statistics of dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Dispatcher, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$23,260
25th Percentile Wage
$29,200
50th Percentile Wage
$37,940
75th Percentile Wage
$49,600
90th Percentile Wage
$63,420

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance is $63,420. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $37,940. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $23,260. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 172% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201637,9402.08%5.93%
201537,1501.24%-
201436,6900.82%-
201336,3901.92%-
201235,690--

Table 2. Dispatcher, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance in 20 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance occupations is the utilities sector with an annual salary $53,850. The lowest paying sector is the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector (annual salary $27,990).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$53,850
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$48,790
Federal, State, and Local Government
$43,020
Manufacturing
$42,890
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$40,750
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$39,860
Mining
$39,810
Wholesale Trade
$39,100
Construction
$38,150
Information
$38,090
Transportation and Warehousing
$37,870
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$37,690
Retail Trade
$37,630
Educational Services
$36,420
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$34,130
Health Care and Social Assistance
$33,940
Accommodation and Food Services
$32,590
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$32,450
Finance and Insurance
$30,150
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$27,990

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance by States

From the above tables we note that not only dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $19,090 to $47,190. The highest paying state for dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance is North Dakota with a median annual salary of $47,190. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $19,090. For more salary information of dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
North Dakota
$47,190
Illinois
$46,330
Washington
$45,470
Alaska
$45,180
Colorado
$42,660
District of Columbia
$41,820
Wisconsin
$41,610
Minnesota
$41,320
Iowa
$40,790
Connecticut
$40,430
New York
$40,380
Massachusetts
$40,070
Hawaii
$40,020
New Hampshire
$39,990
Rhode Island
$39,830
Nebraska
$39,670
Maryland
$39,640
Montana
$39,180
Utah
$38,910
Delaware
$38,750
New Jersey
$38,690
California
$38,500
Pennsylvania
$38,340
Ohio
$37,980
Indiana
$37,900
Missouri
$37,730
Kansas
$37,550
Tennessee
$37,440
Texas
$37,340
Wyoming
$37,340
Vermont
$37,240
Michigan
$37,100
Kentucky
$36,740
Alabama
$36,710
Nevada
$36,630
New Mexico
$36,600
North Carolina
$36,580
Oregon
$36,350
Maine
$36,200
Mississippi
$35,850
Idaho
$35,680
Virginia
$35,540
Oklahoma
$35,380
South Carolina
$35,360
Arizona
$35,310
Georgia
$34,490
Louisiana
$33,950
Florida
$33,390
West Virginia
$32,730
Arkansas
$32,490
Virgin Islands
$29,220
South Dakota
$28,970
Guam
$24,210
Puerto Rico
$19,090



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