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Dispatchers in District of Columbia

Is District of Columbia a good place for you to work as a Dispatcher?

-12% Jobs Projection
$47,130 Median Salary
60 Job Openings

While jobs for Dispatchers in District of Columbia are decreasing, those who do work in these jobs get paid higher than average.

  • Employment for Dispatchers in District of Columbia is expected to decrease.

  • Dispatchers in District of Columbia earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Dispatchers Work in District of Columbia?

In District of Columbia, there were 470 people working as Dispatchers in the year 2018.

There were 400 Dispatchers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 70 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 2,840 Dispatchers working in it, which means District of Columbia has fewer Dispatchers than average.


Job Projections for District of Columbia

Jobs for Dispatchers in this state are declining at a rate of 11.9% which is a faster decline than the nationwide estimated projection of 0.0%.


District of Columbia Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 60 annual job openings, and 740 total jobs in 2026 for Dispatchers in this state.

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

What do Dispatchers Make in District of Columbia?

In 2018 wages for Dispatchers ranged from $26,620 to $76,810 with $47,130 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $12.8 to $36.93. The median hourly rate was $22.66.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $17.28 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $5.38.

The median salary in District of Columbia is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top District of Columbia Metros for Dispatchers

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

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 3,640 $41,280

Top States for Dispatchers Employment

The table below shows the states 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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