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Dispatcher - Federal Salaries of 2012

Pay Rates for "Dispatcher"

How much does a Dispatcher in the federal government get paid? $41,415.59* *Based on the 2012 average.

Dispatcher was the 303rd most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2012, with 317 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2012, the National Park Service hired the most employees titled Dispatching, with an average salary of $43,858.

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 164 $43,857.54
Forest Service 57 $37,167.44
Bureau of Land Management 42 $39,843.07
Veterans Health Administration 26 $39,253.69
Indian Affairs 6 $34,219.17
U.S. Marshals Service 5 $54,455.60
Indian Health Service 5 $30,417.60
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 4 $39,399.00
Government Printing Office 3 $40,585.00
Bureau of the Census 2 $39,662.50
Department of State 2 $42,912.50
National Institutes of Health 1 $49,375.00

Dispatcher Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Dispatcher is $41,415.59.

Common Dispatcher Payscales

Payscale Number of Dispatching Employees
GS - General Schedule 307
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 6
PU - Gpo, White-collar, 10% Night Rate 2
SP - Park Police 1
PG - Printing Office Grades 1

Starting Paygrade: $19,048.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-1, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $57,809.00 / 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
Electronics TechnicalTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Soil Conservation TechnicianTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Forestry TechnicianTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Engineering TechnicalTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Mathematics TechnicianTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9

Average Dispatching Pay Trend from 2004 to 2017

In 2004, the average pay for a Dispatcher was $32,532. Since then, the average pay has increased to $44,672 in 2017.

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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