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Dispatcher - Federal Salaries of 2018

Pay Rates for "Dispatcher"

How much does a Dispatcher in the federal government get paid? $44,762.55* *Based on the 2018 average.

Dispatcher was the 296th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2018, with 293 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2018, the National Park Service hired the most employees titled Dispatching, with an average salary of $45,972.

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.

Job Description

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 193 $45,972.29
Veterans Health Administration 41 $39,707.68
Forest Service 19 $47,086.79
Bureau of Land Management 17 $42,667.65
Indian Affairs 7 $42,434.00
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 5 $38,419.00
Indian Health Service 3 $34,176.00
U.S. Marshals Service 3 $49,523.00
Government Printing Office 2 $51,222.00
National Institutes of Health 1 $52,579.00
Bureau of the Census 1 $42,702.00
Department of State 1 $56,805.00

Dispatcher Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Dispatcher is $44,762.55. The highest paid Dispatcher made $71,247 in 2018.

Common Dispatcher Payscales

Payscale Number of Dispatching Employees
GS - General Schedule 290
PU - Gpo, White-collar, 10% Night Rate 2
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 1

Starting Paygrade: $19,738.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-1, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $59,907.00 / 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 TechnicalTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Range TechnicianTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Biological Science TechnicianTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Industrial Engineering TechnicalTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Statistical AssistantClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9

Average Dispatching Pay Trend from 2004 to 2018

In 2004, the average pay for a Dispatcher was $32,532. Since then, the average pay has increased to $44,763 in 2018.

Data Sources

The information provided on these pages is sourced from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Enterprise Human Resources Integration (EHRI) dataset. Postal Service data is managed exclusively by the USPS . All information is displayed unmodified and as provided by the source agency.

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The series code of this occupation is 2151.

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