911 Dispatcher Salary

A 911 Dispatcher earns an average wage of $16.25 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.

$27,137 - $58,008
$27K
$39K
$58K
MEDIAN: $38,705
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$11.50 - $22.91
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MEDIAN: $16.25
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$27,137 - $58,008  
   
Bonus
$197.27 - $3,041  
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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$25,437 - $56,977  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 157
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.50 - $22.91  
   
Overtime
$16.72 - $39.61  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$197.27 - $3,041  
   
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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$25,437 - $56,977  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 354

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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

Pay by Experience for a 911 Dispatcher has a positive trend. An entry-level 911 Dispatcher with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 294 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A 911 Dispatcher with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 144 salaries. An experienced 911 Dispatcher which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 126 salaries. A 911 Dispatcher with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 33 salaries.

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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
54 %
Male
46 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 72 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects 911 Dispatcher Salaries

▲33%

▲17%

▲7%

National Average
$36,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect 911 Dispatcher Salaries

▲28%

Systems Computer/Console Operations
▲17%

multi tasking
▲3%


Oral / Verbal Communication
▼0%

National Average
$36,000

▼1%

Customer Service
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 72 votes.

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
no benefits
None: 11%