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Dispatchers in Iowa

Considering a career as a Dispatcher in Iowa?

7.1% Jobs Projection
$42,820 Median Salary
170 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Dispatchers Work in Iowa?

There were approximately 1,700 workers employed as Dispatchers in this state in 2018.

There were 1,570 Dispatchers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 130 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Iowa

Jobs for Dispatchers in this state are growing at a rate of 7.1% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 0.0%.


Iowa Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 170 annual Dispatchers job openings in Iowa, and 1,810 total jobs in the year 2026.

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

What do Dispatchers Make in Iowa?

In 2018 wages for Dispatchers ranged from $26,380 to $65,550 with $42,820 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $12.68 to $31.52. The median hourly rate was $20.59.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $20.15 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.44.

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


Top Iowa Metros for Dispatchers

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

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 810 $50,770
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 380 $46,480
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 200 $38,080
Dubuque, IA 140 $37,610
Cedar Rapids, IA 140 $39,240
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 90 $39,380
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA 60 n/a
Iowa City, IA 60 $29,730

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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