Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance (43-5032)

Occupation description:  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.

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 607640 5.422 3459
United States 201,700201,600 -0.17,100 10,90017,990

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with moderate employment opportunities. Read more.


2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 20.2611.4814.45 18.6524.3331.22
Alaska 23.9315.1117.73 22.2028.1835.78
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 24.0714.8317.32 21.5828.7036.13
Fairbanks North Star Borough 21.3315.2017.44 20.0625.9329.40
Southeast Region 24.4615.7617.97 23.9229.5135.50
Balance of State 25.3819.7621.35 23.4428.0936.08

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
61894 15.237.6 29.0
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation186
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation59
UI claimants previously working in occupation82
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 490
Number of job position postings 80
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 6.1

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: High school diploma or equivalent Work experience: None On-the-job training: Moderate-term on-the-job training