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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

  • Repetitive

  • $30,918

    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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Average Length of Employment
Chief Dispatcher 4.4 years
Radio Dispatcher 4.1 years
Fire Dispatcher 3.9 years
Dispatcher/Driver 3.7 years
Police Dispatcher 3.5 years
Medical Dispatcher 3.0 years
Dispatcher 3.0 years
Service Dispatcher 2.9 years
Truck Dispatcher 2.9 years
Dispatcher Clerk 2.8 years
Call Taker 2.0 years
Top Careers Before Dispatcher
Cashier 12.2%
Teller 5.3%
Manager 3.8%
Driver 3.3%
Supervisor 2.9%
Internship 2.5%
Secretary 2.5%
Server 2.3%
Clerk 2.3%
Top Careers After Dispatcher
Cashier 7.8%
Teller 4.8%
Manager 4.3%
Driver 4.2%
Supervisor 3.5%
Owner 2.5%

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Dispatcher Demographics

Gender

Female

62.4%

Male

35.9%

Unknown

1.6%
Ethnicity

White

61.1%

Hispanic or Latino

17.7%

Black or African American

11.6%

Asian

6.1%

Unknown

3.5%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

72.6%

French

4.7%

Russian

3.0%

Carrier

2.9%

German

2.4%

Arabic

1.7%

Italian

1.5%

Portuguese

1.5%

Chinese

1.2%

Hindi

1.1%

Mandarin

1.0%

Japanese

1.0%

Dakota

1.0%

Urdu

0.9%

Ukrainian

0.6%

Greek

0.6%

Polish

0.6%

Vietnamese

0.5%

Korean

0.5%

Armenian

0.5%
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Dispatcher Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

30.5%

Kaplan University

8.1%

Ashford University

6.9%

Liberty University

4.9%

Southern New Hampshire University

4.5%

Strayer University

4.4%

American InterContinental University

4.3%

Grand Canyon University

4.2%

Miami Dade College

3.3%

Houston Community College

3.0%

The Academy

2.9%

Northern Virginia Community College

2.9%

College of Southern Nevada

2.7%

Troy University

2.6%

University of North Texas

2.6%

Delgado Community College

2.5%

Hinds Community College

2.5%

Community College of the Air Force

2.4%

Middle Tennessee State University

2.4%

Georgia Perimeter College

2.4%
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Majors

Business

26.4%

Criminal Justice

15.1%

General Studies

5.6%

Accounting

5.5%

Health Care Administration

5.4%

Psychology

4.8%

Nursing

4.4%

Medical Assisting Services

4.4%

Medical Technician

3.3%

Computer Science

3.1%

Communication

3.0%

Education

3.0%

Management

2.9%

Liberal Arts

2.6%

Legal Support Services

2.0%

Information Technology

1.9%

English

1.7%

Computer Information Systems

1.7%

Human Services

1.6%

Biology

1.5%
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Degrees

Other

39.7%

Bachelors

26.8%

Associate

18.1%

Certificate

7.0%

Masters

4.9%

Diploma

2.4%

License

0.8%

Doctorate

0.3%
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Dispatcher Videos

Police 911 Call Taker/Dispatcher, Career Video from drkit.org

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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 Mar 09, 2009 $43,577
Dispatcher E-Trans Inc. Newark, NJ Aug 26, 2008 $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 Dec 09, 2010 $30,262
Dispatcher State To State Distribution Inc. New York, NY Nov 13, 2008 $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. Truck Drivers
  2. Non-Emergency Calls
  3. Customer Service
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Call on vehicles then dispatch them to tow truck drivers for pick up and inspections.handle and process billing and money.
  • Hired on to manage and answer emergency and non-emergency calls from Washington County residents and effectively dispatch medical and/or police aid.
  • Fielded incoming calls from customers or customer service department, managing requests for pick-up or container delivery and ensuring same-day service.
  • Demonstrated outstanding telephone etiquette while handling large volumes of telephone calls.
  • Monitor physical security systems and respond/coordinate response to safety and security issues.

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Top 10 Best States for Dispatchers

  1. North Dakota
  2. Alaska
  3. Iowa
  4. Nebraska
  5. Washington
  6. Rhode Island
  7. Minnesota
  8. Indiana
  9. Illinois
  10. Wisconsin
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  • (4 jobs)
  • (27 jobs)
  • (8 jobs)
  • (50 jobs)
  • (7 jobs)
  • (40 jobs)
  • (49 jobs)
  • (87 jobs)
  • (31 jobs)

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Dispatcher Videos

Police 911 Call Taker/Dispatcher, Career Video from drkit.org

Police Officers : What Is a Police Dispatcher?

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