Information About Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, And Ambulance

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Training

Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance need moderate-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance
Training for Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, And Ambulance
Percent
Less than High School 6.0
High School 36.7
Some College 35.5
Associates Degree 10.5
Bachelors Degree 10.0
Masters Degree 1.1
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.2

Employment

Represents about 195,000 people in the United States- 2.0% of which are self-employed

Employment prospects are down Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 5,000 less dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 40,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance make $18.23 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance $10.10 $12.90 $16.90 $22.10 $28.40
Office and administrative support occupations $9.13 $11.40 $15.00 $20.00 $25.90
National Average $8.65 $10.70 $16.50 $26.60 $41.00

Annual Salaries

On average, dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance make $37,910 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance $21,120 $26,880 $35,200 $45,970 $59,160
Office and administrative support occupations $18,980 $23,760 $31,250 $41,590 $53,880
National Average $18,000 $22,380 $34,460 $55,470 $85,280

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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