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Dispatchers in Wisconsin

Considering a career as a Dispatcher in Wisconsin?

1.0% Jobs Projection
$41,920 Median Salary
380 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Dispatchers Work in Wisconsin?

There were approximately 4,080 workers employed as Dispatchers in this state in 2018.

There were 3,930 Dispatchers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 150 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Wisconsin

Jobs for Dispatchers in this state are growing at a rate of 1.0% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 0.0%.


Wisconsin Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 380 annual job openings, and 4,230 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 Wisconsin?

In 2018 wages for Dispatchers ranged from $26,650 to $63,230 with $41,920 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $12.81 to $30.4. The median hourly rate was $20.15.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $20.64 an hour.

The hourly rate declined by $0.49.

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


Top Wisconsin Metros for Dispatchers

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

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 5,530 $44,460
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,900 $44,230
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 1,070 $45,100
Madison, WI 600 $38,800
Green Bay, WI 340 $41,080
Duluth, MN-WI 200 $45,600
Appleton, WI 190 $38,890
La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN 120 $45,010
Wausau, WI 90 $41,390
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 80 n/a
Racine, WI 80 $49,270
Janesville-Beloit, WI 40 n/a
Eau Claire, WI 30 $40,690

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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