Dispatchers
(Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance)

3.0/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
73%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
0.1%
by 2031
WAGES
$44,050
or $21.18 hourly
VOLUME
194,330
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 73% (Robots are watching)

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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance' job openings is expected to rise 0.1% by 2031
'Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance' is expected to be a slow growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.

What are the median wages for 'Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance' was $44,050, or $21.18 hourly
'Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance' are paid 3.7% lower than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance?

As of 2021 there were 194,330 people employed as Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance within the United States.
This represents around 0.14% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 724 people are employed as Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance.

Job description

Schedule and dispatch workers, work crews, equipment, or service vehicles for conveyance of materials, freight, or passengers, or for normal installation, service, or emergency repairs rendered outside the place of business. Duties may include using radio, telephone, or computer to transmit assignments and compiling statistics and reports on work progress.

SOC Code: 43-5032.00

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