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Dispatchers in Virginia

Considering a career as a Dispatcher in Virginia?

3.4% Jobs Projection
$39,780 Median Salary
450 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Dispatchers Work in Virginia?

5,230 people worked as Dispatchers in 2018 in this state.

There were 5,060 Dispatchers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 170 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Virginia

Jobs for Dispatchers in this state are growing at a rate of 3.4% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 0.0%.


Virginia Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 450 annual Dispatchers job openings in Virginia, and 4,900 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 Virginia?

In 2018 wages for Dispatchers ranged from $23,470 to $60,830 with $39,780 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $11.28 to $29.25. The median hourly rate was $19.12.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $17.53 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $1.59.

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


Top Virginia Metros for Dispatchers

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

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 3,640 $41,280
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 1,040 $39,330
Richmond, VA 950 $37,510
Roanoke, VA 230 $42,200
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 130 $36,430
Staunton-Waynesboro, VA 110 $44,840
Lynchburg, VA 100 $33,660
Harrisonburg, VA 70 $38,840
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 50 $44,100
Charlottesville, VA 40 $40,360

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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