(Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance)

2.7/10 job score
risk level
by 2030
or $19.70 hourly
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 89% (Robots are watching)

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What do you think the risk of automation is?

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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 4.3% by 2030
'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 2020 and 2030.
Updated projections are due Sep 2022.

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

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance' was $40,980, or $19.70 hourly
'Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance' are paid 2.3% lower than the national median wage, which stands at $41,950
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed in this occupation?

As of 2020 there were 188,450 people employed as Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance.
This represents around 0.14% of the employed workforce across the United States.

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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