Dispatcher - Federal Salaries of 2020
Pay Rates for "Dispatcher"How much does a Dispatcher in the federal government get paid? $47,678.44* *Based on the 2020 average.
Dispatcher was the 277th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2020, with 349 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.
In 2020, the National Park Service hired the most employees titled Dispatching, with an average salary of $50,318.
Government Dispatching jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Dispatching job is GS-1, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is GS-9. Remember that the starting and maximum yearly pay listed above reflect base pay only - your actual salary will be higher based on the Locality Pay Adjustment for the area in which you work.
This occupation includes all classes of positions the duties of which are to supervise or perform work involved in dispatching or scheduling motor vehicles, trains, aircraft, or vessels used for the transportation of passengers, mail, equipment, or supplies. The duties of these positions are primarily of an office or a clerical nature and involve assigning vehicles, keeping records and reports, and providing route and destination information and instructions to the drivers, engineers, or pilots.
Clerical, secretary, and administrative positions fall under this category. No specialized technical background is needed for positions in this category except for stenographers which require a proficiency exam before being hired. Strong organizational and communication skills are the primary requirements for this job category. Military experience can often be applied as relevant experience when calculating starting grade. Employees in the job category receive promotions of 1 grade increase at a time.
Agencies that have hired a Dispatcher
|Agency||Employees Hired||Average Salary|
|National Park Service||189||$50,318.47|
|Veterans Health Administration||44||$42,013.86|
|Bureau of Land Management||28||$45,284.61|
|U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service||6||$45,276.67|
|U.S. Marshals Service||5||$62,969.20|
|Government Printing Office||3||$54,239.33|
|Indian Health Service||2||$36,525.00|
|Department of State||2||$63,503.50|
|Bureau of the Census||1||$39,573.00|
|National Institutes of Health||1||$56,939.00|
|Department of Homeland Security Headquarters||1||$59,534.00|
Dispatcher Pay Distribution
The average pay for a Dispatcher is $47,678.44. The highest paid Dispatcher made $94,970 in 2020.
Common Dispatcher Payscales
|Payscale||Number of Dispatching Employees|
|GS - General Schedule||346|
|PU - Government Printing Office, White-collar, 10% Night Rate||2|
|PG - Printing Office Grades||1|
|Starting Paygrade:||$20,172.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-1, Step 1|
|Maximum Paygrade:||$61,227.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-9, Step 10|
|Category:||Clerical and Administrative Support|
|Occupation Family:||2100 TRANSPORTATION GROUP|
Other Jobs at the GS-1 Paygrade
GS-1 is the starting paygrade for Dispatching jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the GS-1 paygrade.
|Occupation||Occupation Category||Starting Paygrade||Maximum Paygrade|
|Construction Control Technical||Technical and Medical Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Range Technician||Technical and Medical Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Biological Science Technician||Technical and Medical Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Industrial Engineering Technical||Technical and Medical Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Statistical Assistant||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
Average Dispatching Pay Trend from 2004 to 2020
In 2004, the average pay for a Dispatcher was $32,532. Since then, the average pay has increased to $47,678 in 2020.
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