Find Trade Skills Schools

Study Area & Zipcode

Dispatchers in Mississippi

Find Schools Near

Dispatchers in Mississippi

Considering a career as a Dispatcher in Mississippi?

-1% Jobs Projection
$38,220 Median Salary
110 Job Openings

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

  • Employment for Dispatchers in Mississippi is expected to decrease.

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

How Many Dispatchers Work in Mississippi?

1,270 people worked as Dispatchers in 2018 in this state.

There were 1,190 Dispatchers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 80 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Mississippi

Jobs for Dispatchers in this state are declining at a rate of 0.8% which is a faster decline than the nationwide estimated projection of 0.0%.


Mississippi Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 110 annual job openings, and a total of 1,210 jobs for Mississippi Dispatchers in 2026.

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

What do Dispatchers Make in Mississippi?

In 2018 wages for Dispatchers ranged from $22,180 to $60,700 with $38,220 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $10.66 to $29.18. The median hourly rate was $18.37.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $17.7 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.67.

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


Top Mississippi Metros for Dispatchers

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

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 1,240 $43,310
Jackson, MS 310 $38,990
Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS 110 $33,210

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

You may also be interested in the following careers:


More about our data sources and methodologies.

Featured Schools

You have goals. Southern New Hampshire University can help you get there. Whether you need a bachelor's degree to get into a career or want a master's degree to move up in your current career, SNHU has an online program for you. Find your degree from over 200 online programs.

Visit School

Find Business Schools Near You

Our free school finder matches students with accredited business colleges across the U.S.