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3.9% Jobs Projection
$40,830 Median Salary
1,160 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Dispatchers Work in New York?

In 2018, there were 13,520 Dispatchers working in the state.

There were 13,140 Dispatchers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 380 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for New York

Jobs for Dispatchers in this state are growing at a rate of 3.9% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 0.0%.


New York Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 1,160 annual job openings, and a total of 12,710 jobs for New York Dispatchers in 2026.

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

What do Dispatchers Make in New York?

In 2018 wages for Dispatchers ranged from $24,160 to $90,450 with $40,830 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $11.61 to $43.48. The median hourly rate was $19.63.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $19.82 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate declined by $0.19.

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


Top New York 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
Syracuse, NY 710 $38,100
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 570 $41,760
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 530 $43,980
Rochester, NY 520 $38,840
Kingston, NY 100 $36,620
Utica-Rome, NY 90 $36,680
Binghamton, NY 90 $36,530
Watertown-Fort Drum, NY 40 $39,830
Ithaca, NY 30 $40,430

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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