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Dispatchers in Missouri

Considering a career as a Dispatcher in Missouri?

2.0% Jobs Projection
$40,540 Median Salary
410 Job Openings

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

  • Projected employment for Dispatchers in Missouri is growing slower than average.

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

How Many Dispatchers Work in Missouri?

4,510 people worked as Dispatchers in 2018 in this state.

There were 4,590 Dispatchers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 80 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Missouri

Jobs for Dispatchers in this state are growing at a rate of 2.0% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 0.0%.


Missouri Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 410 annual job openings, and 4,490 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 Missouri?

In 2018 wages for Dispatchers ranged from $26,460 to $65,980 with $40,540 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $12.72 to $31.72. The median hourly rate was $19.49.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $18.88 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.61.

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


Top Missouri Metros for Dispatchers

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

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
St. Louis, MO-IL 2,240 $41,530
Kansas City, MO-KS 1,680 $42,010
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 650 $30,540
Springfield, MO 450 $41,530
Joplin, MO 160 $34,740
St. Joseph, MO-KS 100 $39,100
Jefferson City, MO 60 $38,110
Cape Girardeau, MO-IL 50 n/a

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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