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Dispatchers

Wages & Outlook

 

Typical Wages

Wages listed below are for a variety of experience and education levels. Make sure that you research the typical entry-level education and work experience and training requirements for this occupation.

This career: $22.45
Statewide median: $21.49

 

This career pays above the statewide median wage.


Wages for Dispatchers *

Area Low Median High
U S
$15.39 $19.55 $25.66
Minnesota
$17.94 $22.45 $27.87
Central Minnesota
$18.45 $22.83 $27.78
Northeast Minnesota
$16.71 $21.50 $27.73
Northwest Minnesota
$20.01 $25.49 $29.31
Southeast Minnesota
$17.33 $21.86 $28.48
Southwest Minnesota
$17.53 $20.91 $23.97
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$17.80 $22.11 $27.20

* "Low" indicates 25% of workers earn less and 75% earn more.
"Median" indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
"High" indicates 75% of workers earn less and 25% earn more.

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Employment

In Minnesota, there are 4,290 workers employed in this medium-sized career.

Where do Dispatchers most often work?

 

Current Demand

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This career is currently in high demand.

 

Future Demand

This career is shrinking.

There will be a need for about 3,559 new Dispatchers to meet market demand between 2016-2026. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.

 

Employment Outlook for Dispatchers
Area Employment Employment Change
2018 2028 Number Percent
U S 206,900 207,200 200 0.1%
Minnesota 2016 2026 Number Percent
Statewide 4,171 4,060 -111 -2.7%
Central Minnesota 544 565 21 3.9%
Northeast Minnesota 156 129 -27 -17.3%
Northwest Minnesota 293 282 -11 -3.8%
Southeast Minnesota 370 348 -22 -5.9%
Southwest Minnesota 318 322 4 1.3%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 2,546 2,424 -122 -4.8%


Source: You can learn about our data sources in the About Us section.