Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance


Schedule and dispatch workers, work crews, equipment, or service vehicles for conveyance of materials, freight, or passengers, or for normal installation, service, or emergency repairs rendered outside the place of business. Duties may include using radio, telephone, or computer to transmit assignments and compiling statistics and reports on work progress.


Top Industries of Employment

  1. Trucking & Courier Services, Ex. Air
  2. Freight Transportation Arrangement
  3. Electrical Work
  4. Air Transportation, Scheduled
  5. Local And Suburban Transportation

2002 - 2003 Wages
by MSA and Workforce Investment Areas

Area Employment**
Total
Hourly Wage Annual
Mean Entry Experienced Mean Entry Experienced
Missouri 4,750 16.25 8.67 20.05 33,810 18,020 41,700
Joplin MSA 160 15.83 12.11 17.69 32,930 25,180 36,800
Columbia MSA 70 13.32 8.91 15.52 27,700 18,540 32,280
St Joseph MSA 60 15.85 11.66 17.95 32,970 24,260 37,330
Springfield MSA 260 20.20 10.16 25.23 42,020 21,130 52,470
St Louis MSA 1,680 14.86 9.24 17.67 30,900 19,210 36,740
Kansas City* 1,630 20.19 12.84 23.87 42,004 26,712 49,650
Central Region* 310 12.74 7.54 15.34 26,503 15,676 31,917
Northeast Region* 90 14.41 8.88 17.18 29,979 18,472 35,732
Northwest Region* 60 16.08 11.78 18.24 33,453 24,494 37,932
Ozark Region* 320 18.74 9.04 23.58 38,973 18,808 49,056
South Central Region* 70 12.71 7.75 15.19 26,428 16,113 31,585
Southwest Region* 220 14.78 10.81 16.77 30,744 22,485 34,874
St. Charles* 80 13.78 8.64 16.35 28,664 17,972 34,010
St. Louis City* 340 15.60 9.65 18.57 32,443 20,064 38,633
St. Louis County* 920 15.07 9.48 17.87 31,350 19,718 37,166
Jefferson/Franklin Consortium* 30 14.15 9.56 16.44 29,429 19,885 34,201

Long-term Employment Projections

Area Employment ** Change 2000-2010 Annual
Avg Openings
Long-term
Outlook
2000 Estimated 2010 Projected Number Percent
Missouri 4,750 5,570 820 17.26 160 Outstanding
Kansas City MSA 2,410 2,690 280 11.62 69 Outstanding
St Louis MSA 1,710 1,920 210 12.28 49 Good
Central Region* 270 300 30 11.11 8 Good
Northeast Region* 100 110 10 10.00 3 Good
Northwest Region* 100 100 .00 2 Good
Ozark Region* 360 460 100 27.78 16 Outstanding
South Central Region* 90 100 10 11.11 2 Good
Southeast Region* 180 200 20 11.11 5 Good
Southwest Region* 330 340 10 3.03 6 Great
West Central Region* 110 120 10 9.09 2 Good

* - Workforce Investment Areas
** - Why are the employment levels different for the same occupation?



This Occupation generally requires Moderate-term on-the-job training (1-12 months)