Dispatchers
(Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance)

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
73%
risk level
POLLING
68%
Based on 50 votes
LABOR DEMAND
GROWTH
0.1%
by year 2032
WAGES
$44,830
or $21.55 per hour
Volume
206,370
as of 2022
SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
2.7/10

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Automation risk

73% (High Risk)

High Risk (61-80%): Jobs in this category face a significant threat from automation, as many of their tasks can be easily automated using current or near-future technologies.

More information on what this score is, and how it is calculated is available here.

Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Social Perceptiveness

User poll

68% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted that it's probable this occupation will be automated. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 73% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?






Growth

Slow growth relative to other professions.

The number of 'Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance' job openings is expected to rise 0.1% by 2032

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.

Wages

Low paid relative to other professions

In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance' was $44,830, or $21 per hour

'Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance' were paid 3.2% lower than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Volume

Greater range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2022 there were 206,370 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 716 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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