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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$23,880
25th Percentile Wage
$30,060
50th Percentile Wage
$38,790
75th Percentile Wage
$50,600
90th Percentile Wage
$64,940

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 $64,940. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $38,790. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $23,880. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 171% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$38,790
2.19% 7.99%
2016
$37,940
2.08% -
2015
$37,150
1.24% -
2014
$36,690
0.82% -
2013
$36,390
1.92% -
2012
$35,690
- -

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 $56,920. The lowest paying sector is the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector (annual salary $28,680).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$56,920
Manufacturing
$44,250
Federal, State, and Local Government
$44,160
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$41,070
Mining
$40,550
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$40,140
Wholesale Trade
$39,910
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$39,630
Transportation and Warehousing
$38,820
Information
$38,730
Construction
$38,380
Retail Trade
$38,170
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$38,060
Educational Services
$37,650
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$35,640
Health Care and Social Assistance
$34,470
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$33,620
Accommodation and Food Services
$32,970
Finance and Insurance
$30,950
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$28,680

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 $18,970 to $55,410. The highest paying state for dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance is Nebraska with a median annual salary of $55,410. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $18,970. 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
Nebraska
$55,410
North Dakota
$48,720
Alaska
$46,180
Washington
$45,220
Illinois
$43,180
Wisconsin
$42,940
New Hampshire
$42,250
Iowa
$41,910
Montana
$41,880
Delaware
$41,870
Rhode Island
$41,670
Colorado
$41,370
Minnesota
$41,230
New York
$41,220
Massachusetts
$40,980
Connecticut
$40,380
Michigan
$40,150
Utah
$40,050
Hawaii
$39,990
California
$39,850
Vermont
$39,810
New Jersey
$39,640
Maryland
$39,580
Oregon
$39,480
Idaho
$39,300
Missouri
$39,260
Ohio
$39,010
Indiana
$38,780
Kansas
$38,550
Wyoming
$38,360
Pennsylvania
$38,250
Texas
$38,240
Arizona
$37,660
Tennessee
$37,530
Kentucky
$37,440
North Carolina
$37,440
West Virginia
$37,410
Oklahoma
$37,090
Nevada
$36,940
Mississippi
$36,830
New Mexico
$36,780
Virginia
$36,470
Maine
$36,380
South Carolina
$36,250
District of Columbia
$35,940
Georgia
$35,360
Louisiana
$35,270
Alabama
$34,890
Florida
$34,020
Arkansas
$33,240
South Dakota
$29,800
Virgin Islands
$28,090
Guam
$26,770
Puerto Rico
$18,970



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