Dispatchers

National Occupation Code (NOC): 1525

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

3 Active Job Posts for Dispatchers

These companies are looking for dispatchers right now:

Assistant Dispatcher at Brooklin Concrete Products Corp. ⋅ August 7, 2020 ⋅ Full Time ⋅ Are you are looking for a dynamic company with opportunity for growth and development. Do you own the results of your work and do everything

Load Planner/Dispatcher at Dicom - GLS Logistics Systems Ltd. ⋅ July 29, 2020 ⋅ Full Time ⋅ LOAD PLANNER We are currently looking for an experienced Load Planner for a permanent position in Pickering. Do you want to join a growing team?

Dispatcher at Coburn's Transportation Systems Inc. ⋅ July 20, 2020 ⋅ Full Time ⋅ Coburn's is currently looking to hire a full time DISPATCHER. JOB RESPONSIBILITIES Dispatch company drivers and owner operators according to customer instructions Regularly communicate with

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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 $39,959
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate $55,089
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma $73,352
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma $48,147
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level N/A
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above $53,381
Total: Highest certificate, diploma or degree $52,124
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 $52,124
Female $49,260
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 (13 samples)

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

$0.00
Lowest Observed
$53,000.00
Highest Observed
$35,100.00
25th Percentile
$35,860.54
Average
$43,000.00
Median
$45,000.00
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 70
25 to 34 years 255
35 to 44 years 230
45 to 54 years 260
55 to 64 years 105
65 to 74 years 10
75 years and over 0
Total 925
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 15
Utilities 10
Construction 30
Manufacturing 15
Wholesale trade 25
Retail trade 25
Transportation and warehousing 275
Information and cultural industries 45
Finance and insurance 0
Real estate and rental and leasing 10
Professional, scientific and technical services 35
Management of companies and enterprises 0
Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services 100
Educational services 10
Health care and social assistance 20
Arts, entertainment and recreation 0
Accommodation and food services 10
Other services 15
Public administration 290
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 205
Part Time 720
Total 930
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 390
Female 540
Total 930
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 885
Self Employed 35
Total 925
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 885
Unemployed 40
Total 925
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 85
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate 350
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 40
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 330
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 10
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 110
Total 930
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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7 Local Employers That Hire Dispatchers

The following companies in this region have hired Dispatchers in the past year:

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