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Dispatchers in Tennessee

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

7.3% Jobs Projection
$36,510 Median Salary
490 Job Openings

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

  • Projected employment for Dispatchers in Tennessee is growing faster than average.

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

How Many Dispatchers Work in Tennessee?

There were approximately 5,090 workers employed as Dispatchers in this state in 2018.

There were 5,180 Dispatchers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 90 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Tennessee

Jobs for Dispatchers in this state are growing at a rate of 7.3% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 0.0%.


Tennessee Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 490 annual Dispatchers job openings in Tennessee, and 5,270 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 Tennessee?

In 2018 wages for Dispatchers ranged from $22,060 to $59,350 with $36,510 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $10.61 to $28.54. The median hourly rate was $17.55.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $18.04 an hour.

The hourly rate declined by $0.49.

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


Top Tennessee Metros for Dispatchers

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

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin, TN 1,330 $37,230
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 1,240 $43,310
Knoxville, TN 710 $34,940
Clarksville, TN-KY 170 $28,710
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 130 $36,430
Cleveland, TN 70 $28,640
Jackson, TN 60 $30,680
Morristown, TN 40 $33,200

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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