911 Dispatcher Salary (United States)

A 911 Dispatcher earns an average wage of $15.22 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. A skill in Multitasking is associated with high pay for this job.
911 Dispatcher Total Pay (?
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$26,655 - $64,631
(Median)
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37K
50K
65K
MEDIAN: $36,626
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911 Dispatcher Total Pay (?
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$11.11 - $21.43
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$26,655 - $64,631  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,500  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$23,802 - $54,895  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 191
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.11 - $21.43  
   
Overtime
$15.15 - $39.29  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,500  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$23,802 - $54,895  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 191
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Job Description for 911 Dispatcher
  • Contact appropriate personnel during emergency situations.
  • Operate base radio to communicate with police department staff.
  • Greet visitors and provide directions.
  • Answer telephones and direct calls.
  • Enter dispatch calls into a computerized dispatch system.
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Pay by Experience Level for 911 Dispatcher
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
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Experience Affects 911 Dispatcher Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 53%
Experienced
up arrow 10%
Mid-Career
up arrow 1%
National Average
$34,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect 911 Dispatcher Salaries

Multitasking
up arrow 16%
Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 9%
Typing
up arrow 1%
National Average
$34,000
Emergency Response
up arrow 6%
Customer Service
up arrow 13%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 31 votes.
Gender
Female
58%
female alumni
 
Male
42%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
10%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 10%
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