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Dispatcher (but not Police, Fire, or Ambulance) Salary (United States)

A Dispatcher (but not Police, Fire, or Ambulance) earns an average wage of $13.40 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. A skill in People Management is associated with high pay for this job. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
Dispatcher (but not Police, Fire, or Ambulance) Salary (?
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$25,613 - $52,612
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $36,315
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Dispatcher (but not Police, Fire, or Ambulance) Salary (?
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$9.83 - $18.21
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$25,613 - $52,612  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,486  
Profit Sharing
$500 - $4,300  
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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$21,069 - $44,912  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 198
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.83 - $18.21  
   
Overtime
$13.88 - $27.53  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,486  
   
Profit Sharing
$500 - $4,300  
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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$21,069 - $44,912  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 617
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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 30%
Seattle
up arrow 23%
Atlanta
up arrow 12%
Houston
up arrow 7%
Indianapolis
up arrow 2%
National Average
$31,000
Dallas
up arrow 8%
Orlando
up arrow 17%
Las Vegas
up arrow 17%
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Experience Affects Dispatcher (but not Police, Fire, or Ambulance) Salaries

National Average
$31,000

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

People Management
up arrow 24%
Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 3%
Typing
up arrow 1%
National Average
$31,000
Customer Service
up arrow 1%
Data Entry
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 159 votes.

Gender

Female
55%
female alumni
 
Male
45%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 69% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 29%