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Dispatchers in Pennsylvania

Considering a career as a Dispatcher in Pennsylvania?

-0% Jobs Projection
$39,280 Median Salary
660 Job Openings

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

  • Employment for Dispatchers in Pennsylvania is expected to decrease.

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

How Many Dispatchers Work in Pennsylvania?

In Pennsylvania, there were 7,340 people working as Dispatchers in the year 2018.

There were 6,890 Dispatchers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 450 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Pennsylvania

Jobs for Dispatchers in this state are declining at a rate of 0.1% which is a faster decline than the nationwide estimated projection of 0.0%.


Pennsylvania Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 660 annual Dispatchers job openings in Pennsylvania, and 7,370 total jobs in the year 2026.

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

What do Dispatchers Make in Pennsylvania?

In 2018 wages for Dispatchers ranged from $24,630 to $63,020 with $39,280 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $11.84 to $30.3. The median hourly rate was $18.88.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $18.39 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.49.

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


Top Pennsylvania 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
Pittsburgh, PA 1,650 $43,390
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 570 $36,410
Lancaster, PA 520 $35,420
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 450 $37,370
Scranton–Wilkes-Barre–Hazleton, PA 380 $37,430
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 260 $32,830
Reading, PA 230 $38,320
Johnstown, PA 110 $35,170
York-Hanover, PA 110 $40,010
Erie, PA 90 $43,510
Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA 70 $48,380
State College, PA 70 $35,240
East Stroudsburg, PA 70 $41,750
Altoona, PA 60 $37,690
Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA 30 $43,690

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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