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Working As a Dispatcher

  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Getting Information
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Scheduling Work and Activities
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
  • Deal with People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • Make Decisions

  • $31,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Dispatcher Do

A Dispatcher is responsible for delivering items to customers through verifying orders. They use a radio, phone, or computer to send crews, vehicles, or other field units to appropriate locations.

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Dispatcher Career Paths

Dispatcher
Certified Nursing Assistant Team Leader Assistant Manager
Account Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Certified Nursing Assistant Team Leader Manager
Service Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Certified Nursing Assistant Team Leader Owner
Co-Owner
6 Yearsyrs
Medical Assistant Patient Care Coordinator Office Manager
Business Office Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Delivery Driver Foreman Assistant Manager
Center Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Delivery Driver Foreman Supervisor
Assistant General Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Delivery Driver Foreman Operations Manager
Terminal Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Home Health Aid Tax Preparer Accountant
Accountant And Office Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Medical Assistant Office Administrator Executive Assistant
Administrative Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Coordinator Consultant Office Manager
Office Manager Of Human Resources
6 Yearsyrs
Coordinator Consultant Account Manager
Client Services Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Coordinator Account Executive Customer Service Manager
Call Center Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Technician Production Supervisor Warehouse Manager
Transportation Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Police Officer Loss Prevention Officer Security Supervisor
Security Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Technician Production Supervisor Operation Supervisor
Dispatcher Supervisor
5 Yearsyrs
Specialist Operations Specialist Operation Supervisor
Fleet Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Material Handler Logistics Specialist Logistics Coordinator
Traffic Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Customer Care Representative Customer Account Executive Lead Customer Service Representative
Lead Dispatch
5 Yearsyrs
Home Health Aid Resident General Dentist
Lead Generator
5 Yearsyrs
Specialist Operation Supervisor Dispatcher Supervisor
Assistant Terminal Manager
7 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Radio Dispatcher 4.3 years
Fire Dispatcher 4.2 years
Dispatcher/Driver 4.1 years
Police Dispatcher 3.9 years
Dispatcher Clerk 3.2 years
Service Dispatcher 3.0 years
Dispatcher 3.0 years
Truck Dispatcher 2.9 years
Top Careers Before Dispatcher
Cashier 16.5%
Manager 3.7%
Driver 3.5%
Server 2.9%
Supervisor 2.8%
Secretary 2.3%
Internship 2.2%
Top Careers After Dispatcher
Cashier 12.2%
Driver 4.7%
Manager 4.0%
Supervisor 3.1%
Server 2.8%
Owner 2.2%
Clerk 2.0%

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Average Yearly Salary
$31,000
Show Salaries
$25,000
Min 10%
$31,000
Median 50%
$31,000
Median 50%
$31,000
Median 50%
$31,000
Median 50%
$31,000
Median 50%
$31,000
Median 50%
$31,000
Median 50%
$40,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Southwest Gas
Highest Paying City
Oakland, CA
Highest Paying State
West Virginia
Avg Experience Level
2.7 years
How much does a Dispatcher make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Dispatcher in the United States is $31,796 per year or $15 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $25,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $40,000.

Real Dispatcher Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Dispatcher Citationair, LLC Greenwich, CT Sep 20, 2010 $57,783
Dispatcher Abs Couriers Inc. Addison, IL May 24, 2012 $51,168
Dispatcher VH Express, Inc. Elmwood Park, IL Jan 26, 2009 $44,096
Dispatcher R & T Trucking Niles, IL Apr 15, 2011 $44,077
Dispatcher E-Trans Inc. Newark, NJ Aug 26, 2008 $43,577
Dispatcher E-Trans Inc. Newark, NJ Mar 09, 2009 $43,577
Dispatcher Status Baby Moving Corp. Pompano Beach, FL Apr 16, 2015 $43,368
Dispatcher MCL Limousine Services Inc. NY Jul 08, 2008 $42,178
Dispatcher Brundage-Bone & Blanchet, L.L.C. Laurel, MD Oct 19, 2010 $39,987
Dispatcher Us Sedan Service Inc. Sterling, VA Jul 26, 2012 $36,795
Dispatcher Silvestrin Services Inc. Beltsville, MD Oct 17, 2016 $33,862
Dispatcher Air Cargo Carriers, LLC Milwaukee, WI Nov 03, 2016 $33,713
Dispatcher Old Bridge Taxi and Car Service Matawan, NJ Aug 28, 2008 $33,538
Dispatchers Personal Messenger Service, Inc. New York, NY Aug 15, 2011 $32,411
Dispatcher Safehouse Locksmith Inc. NY Jan 08, 2016 $31,305
Dispatcher Safehouse Locksmith Inc. NY Aug 15, 2016 $31,305
Dispatcher Gold Lincoln Service Inc. Newark, NJ Oct 06, 2016 $30,930
Dispatcher State To State Distribution Inc. New York, NY Nov 13, 2008 $30,262
Dispatcher State To State Distribution Inc. New York, NY Dec 09, 2010 $30,262
Dispatcher Flat Rate Movers Ltd. New York, NY Mar 25, 2009 $27,477

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Top Skills for A Dispatcher

  1. Dispatch Drivers
  2. Customer Service
  3. Non-Emergency Calls
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Schedule and dispatch drivers to appropriate locations, according to customer requests using computerized dispatch system.
  • Fielded incoming calls from customers or customer service department, managing requests for pick-up or container delivery and ensuring same-day service.
  • Hired on to manage and answer emergency and non-emergency calls from Washington County residents and effectively dispatch medical and/or police aid.
  • Answered all incoming emergency/non-emergency phone calls and entered all needed information into our dispatch database.
  • Completed data entry for each technician before completing time efficient customer focused routing schedule.

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Top 10 Best States for Dispatchers

  1. Iowa
  2. Kentucky
  3. Illinois
  4. Michigan
  5. Rhode Island
  6. Nevada
  7. West Virginia
  8. New Jersey
  9. Alaska
  10. Indiana
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Dispatcher Resume Examples And Tips

The average resume reviewer spends between 5 to 7 seconds looking at a single resume, which leaves the average job applier with roughly six seconds to make a killer first impression. Thanks to this, a single typo or error on your resume can disqualify you right out of the gate. At Zippia, we went through over 80,622 Dispatcher resumes and compiled some information about how best to optimize them. Here are some suggestions based on what we found, divided by the individual sections of the resume itself.

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Dispatcher Demographics

Gender

Female

56.1%

Male

33.6%

Unknown

10.3%
Ethnicity

White

61.4%

Hispanic or Latino

17.7%

Black or African American

12.0%

Asian

5.6%

Unknown

3.4%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

76.4%

French

4.7%

Russian

2.7%

German

2.2%

Carrier

1.9%

Arabic

1.5%

Portuguese

1.4%

Italian

1.1%

Urdu

0.9%

Japanese

0.9%

Hindi

0.9%

Chinese

0.9%

Polish

0.9%

Mandarin

0.7%

Dakota

0.6%

Korean

0.5%

Cantonese

0.5%

Vietnamese

0.5%

Ukrainian

0.5%

Bosnian

0.5%
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Dispatcher Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

32.2%

Kaplan University

7.6%

Ashford University

6.6%

The Academy

6.2%

Strayer University

4.6%

Houston Community College

3.9%

Miami Dade College

3.9%

American InterContinental University

3.4%

Southern New Hampshire University

3.2%

Liberty University

3.1%

Remington College

3.0%

Everest Institute

2.9%

Grand Canyon University

2.9%

Valencia College

2.5%

Northern Virginia Community College

2.5%

Baker College

2.4%

College of Southern Nevada

2.4%

Essex County College

2.3%

University of North Texas

2.1%

Community College of the Air Force

2.1%
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Majors

Business

26.5%

Criminal Justice

14.0%

Health Care Administration

5.9%

Accounting

5.8%

Medical Assisting Services

5.7%

General Studies

5.4%

Nursing

4.9%

Psychology

4.9%

Computer Science

3.0%

Medical Technician

3.0%

Communication

2.8%

Education

2.7%

Liberal Arts

2.6%

Management

2.5%

Legal Support Services

2.0%

Cosmetology

1.8%

Information Technology

1.7%

Computer Information Systems

1.6%

English

1.6%

Human Services

1.5%
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Degrees

Other

39.3%

Bachelors

25.6%

Associate

19.5%

Certificate

7.2%

Masters

4.3%

Diploma

3.1%

License

0.8%

Doctorate

0.2%
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