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Dispatchers in New Jersey

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-1% Jobs Projection
$41,150 Median Salary
530 Job Openings

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

  • Employment for Dispatchers in New Jersey is expected to decrease.

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

How Many Dispatchers Work in New Jersey?

In 2018, there were 6,010 Dispatchers working in the state.

There were 5,860 Dispatchers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 150 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for New Jersey

Jobs for Dispatchers in this state are declining at a rate of 1.3% which is a faster decline than the nationwide estimated projection of 0.0%.


New Jersey Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 530 annual job openings, and 5,940 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 New Jersey?

In 2018 wages for Dispatchers ranged from $23,290 to $68,900 with $41,150 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $11.2 to $33.12. The median hourly rate was $19.79.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $19.06 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.73.

The median salary in New Jersey is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top New Jersey Metros for Dispatchers

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

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 13,900 $41,250
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 3,370 $40,630
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 570 $36,410
Trenton, NJ 460 $43,590
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 200 $45,050
Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ 60 $45,090

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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