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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.

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 189 $50,318.47
Indian Affairs 50 $41,698.68
Veterans Health Administration 44 $42,013.86
Bureau of Land Management 28 $45,284.61
Forest Service 16 $48,395.63
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
Maritime Administration 1 $48,416.00
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 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 2020

In 2004, the average pay for a Dispatcher was $32,532. Since then, the average pay has increased to $47,678 in 2020.

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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