911 Dispatcher Salary

A 911 Dispatcher earns an average wage of $16.29 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Multitasking and Systems Computer/Console Operations.

$26,818 - $57,793
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$39K
$58K
MEDIAN: $38,840
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$11.61 - $23.14
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MEDIAN: $16.29
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$26,818 - $57,793  
   
Bonus
$195.74 - $2,553  
Profit Sharing
$793  
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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$25,451 - $56,893  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 167
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.61 - $23.14  
   
Overtime
$17.06 - $39.49  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$195.74 - $2,553  
   
Profit Sharing
$793  
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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$25,451 - $56,893  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 364

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Job Description for 911 Dispatcher

A 911 dispatcher plays a key role in emergency response, as this is the person who answers the call when someone needing immediate assistance calls 911. The dispatcher's job is to keep the caller calm and collected, gain as much information as possible, and communicate it to appropriate first-responders. A good 911 dispatcher may sometimes be the difference between life and death.

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911 Dispatcher Tasks

  • Answer telephones and direct calls.
  • Enter dispatch calls into a computerized dispatch system.
  • Greet visitors and provide directions.
  • Contact appropriate personnel during emergency situations.
  • Operate base radio to communicate with police department staff.

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Pay by Experience Level for 911 Dispatcher

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

911 Dispatcher Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a 911 Dispatcher?

911 Dispatcher in Tunkhannock:
"911 Dispatcher."
Pros: Doing Good Work, Civic Duty and Responsibility, Making a Difference.
Cons: Stress, Tragedy, Sometimes Dealing with Death, etc.

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Key Stats for 911 Dispatcher

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 73 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects 911 Dispatcher Salaries

Late-Career
▲31%

▲18%

▲8%

National Average
$36,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect 911 Dispatcher Salaries

Multitasking
▲32%

Systems Computer/Console Operations
▲17%

multi tasking
▲3%


National Average
$36,000


▼1%

Customer Service
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 73 votes.

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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