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Dispatchers in Oklahoma

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

3.2% Jobs Projection
$37,650 Median Salary
210 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Dispatchers Work in Oklahoma?

2,280 people worked as Dispatchers in 2018 in this state.

There were 2,180 Dispatchers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 100 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Oklahoma

Jobs for Dispatchers in this state are growing at a rate of 3.2% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 0.0%.


Oklahoma Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 210 annual job openings, and 2,270 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 Oklahoma?

In 2018 wages for Dispatchers ranged from $22,480 to $59,790 with $37,650 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $10.81 to $28.75. The median hourly rate was $18.1.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $17.83 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.27.

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


Top Oklahoma Metros for Dispatchers

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

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Oklahoma City, OK 810 $42,890
Tulsa, OK 640 $34,750
Fort Smith, AR-OK 130 $29,490
Lawton, OK 40 $38,960

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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