Dispatcher Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$31,000
$25,000
$31,000
$40,000
Dispatchers in the United States make an average salary of $31,796 per year or $15.29 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $25,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $40,000. As most things go, location can be critical. West Virginia, Illinois, Alaska, Iowa, and California provide the highest Dispatcher salaries.
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Map of Dispatcher Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Dispatchers earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary:

Average Dispatcher Salary By Location

If both location and money are important to you, then you might want to check out moving to West Virginia, Illinois and Alaska, as these three states offer the highest salaries throughout the U.S. for Dispatchers. Quite opposite of that list is the lowest paying states, which are Wyoming, Oregon, and Alabama.

Average Dispatcher Salary By Company

To earn a high income as a Dispatcher, working for Southwest Gas or City of San Diego might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Dart Container and Dallas Independent School District report highly competitive salaries for Dispatchers.

The largest raises come from changing jobs.

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Average Dispatcher Pay By Industry

Dispatcher salaries can vary on many factors, including what industry a job is in. In fact, jobs with Telecommunication, Energy, and Manufacturing companies tend to be the highest paying. Furthermore, a Dispatcher can make a yearly salary of $32,873 while working for Telecommunication companies. All the while, other Dispatchers are making $32,201 at Energy companies and $32,029 at Manufacturing companies. One industry Dispatchers may want to avoid is the Finance industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $30,552.
Industry
Average Salary
Telecommunication
Telecommunication
$32,873
$33k
Energy
Energy
$32,201
$32k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$32,029
$32k
Retail
Retail
$31,935
$32k
Transportation
Transportation
$31,903
$32k
Professional
Professional
$31,894
$32k
Hospitality
Hospitality
$30,600
$31k
Finance
Finance
$30,552
$31k

Dispatcher Salary History

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Dispatcher Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Dispatcher can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

Recently Added Dispatcher Salaries

CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
Dispatcher
Dispatcher
06/28/2020
06/28/2020
$29,218
$29,218
06/28/2020
Dispatcher
Dispatcher
06/27/2020
06/27/2020
$35,583
$35,583
06/27/2020
Dispatcher II (20015700)
Dispatcher II (20015700)
06/27/2020
06/27/2020
$58,548
$58,548
06/27/2020
Sdsrx
Sdsrx
Dispatcher
Dispatcher
Dispatcher
06/26/2020
06/26/2020
$33,392
$33,392
06/26/2020
Dispatcher
Dispatcher
06/26/2020
06/26/2020
$29,218
$29,218
06/26/2020
Sdsrx
Sdsrx
Dispatcher
Dispatcher
Dispatcher
Baltimore, MD
Baltimore, MD
06/26/2020
06/26/2020
$33,392
$33,392
06/26/2020
Dispatcher
Dispatcher
06/26/2020
06/26/2020
$29,218
$29,218
06/26/2020
Sdsrx
Sdsrx
Dispatcher
Dispatcher
Dispatcher
06/26/2020
06/26/2020
$33,392
$33,392
06/26/2020
Sdsrx
Sdsrx
Dispatcher
Dispatcher
Dispatcher
06/26/2020
06/26/2020
$33,392
$33,392
06/26/2020
AAA Dispatcher
AAA Dispatcher
Newark, NJ
Newark, NJ
06/25/2020
06/25/2020
$35,479
$35,479
06/25/2020