Dispatchers

National Occupation Code (NOC): 1525  ·  Browse All Occupations

Dispatchers operate radios and other telecommunication equipment to dispatch emergency vehicles and to co-ordinate the activities of drivers and other personnel. They are employed by police, fire and health departments, other emergency service agencies, taxi, delivery and courier services, trucking and utilities companies, and other commercial and industrial establishments.

Alternate Job Titles

  • 911 Dispatcher
  • Airline Radio Operator
  • Alarm System Dispatcher
  • Alarm System Operator
  • Ambulance Dispatcher
  • Boat Dispatcher
  • Car Assignments Clerk
  • Coal Mine Car Dispatcher
  • Communications Officer - Emergency Services
  • Communications Specialist Dispatcher
  • Drilling Rig Radio Operator
  • Emergency Medical Dispatcher
  • Emergency Services Dispatcher
  • Emergency Vehicle Dispatcher
  • Fire Alarm Operator
  • Fire Department Dispatcher
  • Gas Service Crew Dispatcher
  • Highway Radio-telephone Operator
  • Inbound/outbound Freight Co-ordinator
  • Mail Service Dispatcher
  • Maintenance Services Dispatcher
  • Mine Dispatcher
  • Mobile Equipment Dispatcher
  • Monitoring Station Operator
  • Motor Vehicle Dispatcher
  • Newspaper Dispatcher
  • Oil Well Service Dispatcher
  • Pilot Services Dispatcher
  • Plant Dispatcher
  • Police Department Dispatcher
  • Protective Signal Operator
  • Radio Dispatcher
  • Radio Operator
  • Radio-telephone Operator
  • Service Dispatcher
  • Taxi Dispatcher
  • Telecommunications Operator
  • Tow Truck Dispatcher
  • Troubleshooting Services Dispatcher
  • Truck Dispatcher
  • Tugboat Dispatcher
  • Utilities Maintenance Crew Dispatcher
  • Water Service Dispatcher
  • Yard Clerk
  • 911 Dispatcher
  • Alarm System Dispatcher
  • Ambulance Dispatcher
  • Emergency Vehicle Dispatcher
  • Inbound/outbound Freight Co-ordinator
  • Mobile Equipment Dispatcher
  • Radio Operator
  • Taxi Dispatcher
  • Tow Truck Dispatcher
  • Truck Dispatcher
  • Utilities Maintenance Crew Dispatcher
  • Dispatcher
  • Dispatch

6 Active Job Posts for Dispatchers

These companies are looking for dispatchers right now:

Logistics Dispatcher at Onfreight Logistics ⋅ August 3, 2020 ⋅ Full Time ⋅ Onfreight Logistics a local transport trucking company is currently recruiting dispatchers for our continental shift schedule. Our continental shift includes

AZ Dispatcher at Kijiji Jobs ⋅ July 30, 2020 ⋅ Full Time ⋅ Monday to Friday.Must have computer experience.Must be a quick learner.Must be able to work independently or in a group.Must have

Reception / Dispatch at Affordable Heating & Cooling Inc. ⋅ July 30, 2020 ⋅ Full Time ⋅ Affordable Heating & Cooling has excelled in providing heating and cooling products and services since 2002. The team at this

DISPATCHER JOB IN WINDSOR ON at Kijiji Jobs ⋅ July 29, 2020 ⋅ Full Time ⋅ LOOKING FOR DISPATCHER WITH EXPERIENCE. REEFER AND FLATBED .OVERSIZE LOADS. EXPERIENCE. WINDSOR AREA. Milos M&S Transport..CALL SERGE. TELL#848 245 5755

Dispatcher at Nova Staffing Inc. ⋅ July 24, 2020 ⋅ Full Time ⋅ We are looking for a dispatcher for our client in Windsor. Experience in the transportation industry is required. Applicants will

Owner Operator Truck Dispatching AVAILABLE at MECHO Transport ⋅ January 6, 2019 ⋅ Full Time ⋅ ContractAre you tired of finding your own loads?Do you have an AZ licence and your own hwy truck & 53'

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Median Income by Education

The following table details the median income for various education levels for dispatchers.

Education Level Median Income
No certificate, diploma or degree N/A
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate $39,052
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma N/A
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma $42,012
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level N/A
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above $52,873
Total: Highest certificate, diploma or degree $41,769
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

Median Income by Sex

The following table details median income by sex for dispatchers.

Sex Median Income
Male $42,926
Female $44,555
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Extracted Salary Information (18 samples)

The following salary data has been extracted from job posts indexed on this website over the last year for dispatchers.

$27,300.00
Lowest Observed
$75,000.00
Highest Observed
$37,050.00
25th Percentile
$46,761.11
Average
$45,500.00
Median
$55,000.00
75th Percentile

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Regional Employment Participation by Age Group

This chart and accompanying table outlines regional employment participation by age group for dispatchers

Age Group Employed Individuals
15 to 24 years 65
25 to 34 years 60
35 to 44 years 190
45 to 54 years 150
55 to 64 years 75
65 to 74 years 10
75 years and over 0
Total 555
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Industry

This chart outlines regional employment participation by industry for dispatchers. Hover over a pie section to see the associated industry, or refer to the table below.

Industry Employed Individuals
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 0
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction 0
Utilities 0
Construction 30
Manufacturing 10
Wholesale trade 10
Retail trade 0
Transportation and warehousing 355
Information and cultural industries 0
Finance and insurance 0
Real estate and rental and leasing 10
Professional, scientific and technical services 0
Management of companies and enterprises 0
Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services 10
Educational services 10
Health care and social assistance 10
Arts, entertainment and recreation 10
Accommodation and food services 10
Other services 15
Public administration 80
Not Applicable 0
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Employment Type

This chart outlines regional employment participation by employment type for dispatchers. Hover over a pie section to see the associated employment type, or refer to the table below.

Employment Type Employed Individuals
Full Time 170
Part Time 350
Total 520
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Sex

This chart outlines regional employment participation by sex for dispatchers. Hover over a pie section to see the associated sex, or refer to the table below.

Sex Employed Individuals
Male 205
Female 315
Total 520
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Class of Worker

This chart outlines regional employment participation by class of worker for dispatchers. Hover over a pie section to see the associated class, or refer to the table below.

Class Employed Individuals
Employee 515
Self Employed 40
Total 555
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Labour Force Status

This chart outlines regional employment participation by labour force status for dispatchers. Hover over a pie section to see the associated labour status, or refer to the table below.

Labour Status Individuals
Employed 515
Unemployed 35
Total 555
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Education Level

This chart outlines regional employment participation by education level for dispatchers. Hover over a pie section to see the associated education level, or refer to the table below.

Education Level Individuals
No certificate, diploma or degree 40
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate 215
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 25
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 145
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 10
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 90
Total 520
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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8 Local Employers That Hire Dispatchers

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