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Dispatchers in Colorado

Want to work in Colorado as a Dispatcher? Read this first!

17.9% Jobs Projection
$40,030 Median Salary
350 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Dispatchers in Colorado are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Dispatchers in Colorado is growing faster than average.

  • Dispatchers in Colorado earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Dispatchers Work in Colorado?

In 2018, there were 3,240 Dispatchers working in the state.

There were 3,120 Dispatchers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 120 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 2,840 Dispatchers working in it, which means Colorado has more Dispatchers than average.


Job Projections for Colorado

Jobs for Dispatchers in this state are growing at a rate of 17.9% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 0.0%.


Colorado Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 350 annual job openings, and a total of 3,560 jobs for Colorado Dispatchers in 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 18,000 annual jobs and 201,600 total jobs in 2026.

What do Dispatchers Make in Colorado?

In 2018 wages for Dispatchers ranged from $27,110 to $67,420 with $40,030 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $13.03 to $32.41. The median hourly rate was $19.25.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $19.89 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate declined by $0.64.

The median salary in Colorado is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top Colorado Metros for Dispatchers

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Dispatchers.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 1,920 $41,780
Colorado Springs, CO 300 $37,860
Fort Collins, CO 190 $38,570
Greeley, CO 170 $42,730
Boulder, CO 150 $39,190
Grand Junction, CO 90 $44,300
Pueblo, CO 50 $31,310

Top States for Dispatchers Employment

View the list below to see where most Dispatchers work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Texas 22,240 $38,450
California 21,130 $41,040
New York 13,520 $40,830
Florida 11,320 $33,460
Pennsylvania 7,340 $39,280
Ohio 7,170 $41,000
Illinois 6,750 $43,050
New Jersey 6,010 $41,150
Georgia 5,590 $36,190
Michigan 5,580 $39,800
Virginia 5,230 $39,780
Tennessee 5,090 $36,510
Indiana 4,850 $40,550
North Carolina 4,620 $38,330
Missouri 4,510 $40,540
Washington 4,360 $47,840
Minnesota 4,250 $43,720
Wisconsin 4,080 $41,920
Massachusetts 4,040 $42,700
Louisiana 3,720 $35,080

Below are the states where Dispatchers get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
Nebraska $55,020
North Dakota $54,070
Alaska $49,540
Washington $47,840
District of Columbia $47,130
Delaware $45,510
Minnesota $43,720
Connecticut $43,400
Rhode Island $43,260
Illinois $43,050

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