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Dispatchers in Maine

Is Maine a good place for you to work as a Dispatcher?

-8% Jobs Projection
$37,410 Median Salary
80 Job Openings

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

  • Employment for Dispatchers in Maine is expected to decrease.

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

How Many Dispatchers Work in Maine?

There were approximately 1,150 workers employed as Dispatchers in this state in 2018.

There were 1,100 Dispatchers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 50 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Maine

Jobs for Dispatchers in this state are declining at a rate of 8.0% which is a faster decline than the nationwide estimated projection of 0.0%.


Maine Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 80 annual job openings, and a total of 920 jobs for Maine Dispatchers in 2026.

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

What do Dispatchers Make in Maine?

In 2018 wages for Dispatchers ranged from $26,850 to $58,810 with $37,410 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $12.91 to $28.27. The median hourly rate was $17.98.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $17.49 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.49.

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


Top Maine Metros for Dispatchers

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

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Portland-South Portland, ME 390 $39,960
Lewiston-Auburn, ME 110 $42,830
Dover-Durham, NH-ME 70 $30,290
Portsmouth, NH-ME 50 $40,020

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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