A Dispatcher (but not Police, Fire, or Ambulance) earns an average wage of $13.38 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. A skill in Scheduling is associated with high pay for this job.Rate goes up steadily as a this job becomes more experienced.
Dispatcher (but not Police, Fire, or Ambulance) Total Pay (?
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$25,768 - $54,293
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $36,556
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Dispatcher (but not Police, Fire, or Ambulance) Total Pay (?
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$9.68 - $18.15
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$25,768 - $54,293  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,975  
Profit Sharing
$253.42 - $26,631  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$20,858 - $46,714  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 904
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.68 - $18.15  
   
Overtime
$13.42 - $27.97  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,975  
   
Profit Sharing
$253.42 - $26,631  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$20,858 - $46,714  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 904
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Job Description for Dispatcher (but not Police, Fire, or Ambulance)
Dispatchers (not police, fire, or ambulance) are responsible for answering all incoming telephone calls, taking down information received from callers, and relaying that information to the drivers in a clear and timely fashion. Dispatchers handle data entry and bookkeeping; for this reason, they must be computer literate and have excellent typing skills. This position is fast paced and requires a great deal of concentration and patience. Dispatchers are required to have excellent communication skills, since they will be dealing directly with our callers; it is important to be well spoken and polite at all times.
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Dispatcher (but not Police, Fire, or Ambulance) Tasks
  • Prioritize time sensitive cargo.
  • Notify drivers of pick-up and delivery assignments.
  • Dispatch drivers for shipment pick-ups and deliveries.
  • Update shipment tracking system and maintain timely data integrity.
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Pay by Experience Level for Dispatcher (but not Police, Fire, or Ambulance)
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Portland
up arrow 36%
New York
up arrow 26%
Chicago
up arrow 14%
Atlanta
up arrow 13%
National Average
$31,000
Richmond
up arrow 4%
Dallas
up arrow 5%
Houston
up arrow 5%
San Antonio
up arrow 5%
Indianapolis
up arrow 10%
Austin
up arrow 18%
Larger circles over a city indicate a job is popular in that location.
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Experience Affects Dispatcher (but not Police, Fire, or Ambulance) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 38%
National Average
$31,000

Skills That Affect Dispatcher (but not Police, Fire, or Ambulance) Salaries

Scheduling
up arrow 20%
Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 1%
Customer Service
0%
Data Entry
0%
National Average
$31,000
Typing
up arrow 1%
Customer Relations
up arrow 4%
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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 145 votes.
Gender
Female
55%
female alumni
 
Male
45%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
6%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 28%
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