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Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers (43-5031)

Operate radio, telephone, or computer equipment at emergency response centers. Receive reports from the public of crimes, disturbances, fires, and medical or police emergencies. Relay information to law enforcement and emergency response personnel. May maintain contact with caller until responders arrive.
Employment and Job Openings
EmploymentAverage Annual Openings
2018 Estimate2028 ProjectionPercent ChangeLabor Force ExitsOccupation TransfersTotal
Alaska 393 380 -3.31 14 23 36
United States 98300 103700 0.0 3500 6000 10100
Job Outlook for Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with moderate employment opportunities.
2020 Wages
Mean WageWage by Percentile
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
United States 22.02 13.48 16.65 20.82 26.14 32.29
Alaska 29.64 19.57 22.58 26.86 36.08 46.12
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 35.30 20.98 24.36 36.08 45.51 49.98
Balance of State 25.31 17.50 20.63 24.39 29.76 35.42

* indicates the estimate is not available, or the hourly wage is greater than $100, or the annual wage is greater than $208,000.