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Salary and Benefits

Dispatcher
$35K-$43K / yr. (est.)
$36K
$39,797 / year
$44K
Average base salary
The salary information provided is based on data collected from various reliable sources and may vary depending on individual qualifications and other factors.

About Dispatcher

What does a Dispatcher do?

As Dispatchers, we are responsible for answering a multitude of customers’ inquiries via phone and email while paying close attention to the customers’ voice, questions, and concerns in order to determine whether that is a legitimate call or just a curiosity call. We inform the customers of the contractors’ fees and schedule following the company’s protocols and guidelines before dispatching any of our assets.

Core tasks:

  • redirect complex calls to the manager
  • document and record orders as required

Insights

How Many Years of Experience Do Professionals Need Before Becoming Dispatcher?
On average, people work 3-5 years in other positions prior to becoming a Dispatcher.
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DispatcherMiami, FL - 8 months ago
What the heck? I've been a dispatcher for over 10 years and I'm still learning something new every day! 🤯
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DispatcherSan Francisco, CA - 8 months ago
Honestly, who needs 3-5 years of experience? Just hire someone who loves being on the phone and can multitask like a boss! 😎
How Long Do Dispatcher Employees Typically Stay in Their Roles?
On average, Dispatchers works in this position for 5+ years across multiple employers.
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DispatcherMiami, FL - 8 months ago
In the fast-paced world of being a Taxi Dispatcher, multitasking skills are a must-have. Dealing with different passengers and routes can be incredibly stressful! 😣
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DispatcherHouston, TX - 8 months ago
As an EMS Dispatcher, I have to remain calm and composed under pressure. Lives depend on my ability to efficiently coordinate emergency services. 🚑
What Is the Job Hopper Score for Dispatcher Employees?
Moderate job changes in Dispatcher, showing some career movement without excessive turnover.
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NurseNew York City, NY - 8 months ago
Dispatchers are amazing multitaskers, I don't know how they handle all the chaos!
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TeacherPhiladelphia, PA - 8 months ago
Why do dispatchers get all the credit? They don't do half the work we do! 🙄

Career path

Path to job

Discover a Dispatcher's areas of knowledge sorted by their majors.
Explore the list of higher education institutions that a Dispatcher typically studied at.
Community College of the Air Force
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott

Path after job

Community

Demographics

What Is the Age and Gender Ratio of Dispatcher Employees?
Gender ratio in Dispatcher position: 0.551957632514871 Male and 0.448042367485129 Female. Age ratio in Dispatcher position: 16-20: 24%, 21-30: 53%, 31-40: 15%, 41-50: 6%, 51-60: 2%, 60+: 0%. Dispatcher position is predominantly male (55.2%) with the largest age group being 21-30 years old, followed by 16-20 years old.
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DispatcherPhiladelphia, PA - 8 months ago
yeah, men seem to dominate all the cool jobs. it's unfair! 😤
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DispatcherPhoenix, AZ - 8 months ago
here we go again with the gender debate, let's focus on improving opportunities for all instead 🌈

Workplaces

Who Are the Top Employers for Dispatcher?
Top employers of Dispatcher position: Comcast, FedEx, Republic Services. People who work in Dispatcher position most typically go on to work for the Comcast.
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DispatcherChicago, IL - 8 months ago
I've had bad experiences with Comcast as an employer. I prefer FedEx or Republic Services any day!
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DispatcherHouston, TX - 8 months ago
What's the big deal about Comcast? FedEx and Republic Services are far better options!
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What Industries Does Dispatcher Typically Have Experience In?
Industry Background: The most typical industries of Dispatcher: Transportation & Warehousing, Administrative & Support, Construction, Public Administration, Information Technology. Dispatcher employees most likely come from a Transportation & Warehousing industry background.
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DispatcherHouston, TX - 8 months ago
👀 Yeah, right! You think anyone can handle dealing with high-stake situations? Try dispatching during a natural disaster, then let's talk.
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DispatcherPhiladelphia, PA - 8 months ago
Why are you all fighting? We should support and appreciate each other's roles! 🔥

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Discussion about Dispatcher

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Do a lot of women work as a Dispatcher?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
45% are women in this profession.
What is the typical age to work as a Dispatcher?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
The average age is 26
How many years of experience do you usually have as a Dispatcher?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
You probably need around 4 years to work as a Dispatcher
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11 months ago
I have 5+ years scheduling and dispatching Class A drivers. I have DOT experience and have worked as Dispatcher, Ops Mgr and Terminal Manager. I was also self employed in the auto towing industry in Stockton CA for 12 years.
Which industries should a Dispatcher consider working in?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
Transportation & Warehousing is typical for a Dispatcher to work in.
Is a higher education needed as a Dispatcher?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
No higher education is the typical for a Dispatcher
Where are you working as a Dispatcher?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
Comcast, FedEx, Republic Services, Time Warner Cable and Waste Management has the most employees.
How many years do people spend as a Dispatcher in their career path?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
On average people change after more than 5 years.
Is it common for people to switch companies and still work as a Dispatcher?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
On average a Dispatcher works for only a few companies.
What work history do people usually have before becoming a Dispatcher?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
Most people come from Customer Service Representative, Administrative Assistant or Office Manager roles
What can be the next step in your career path from Dispatcher?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
Customer Service Representative, Administrative Assistant or Operations Manager can be a good next step
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