911 Dispatcher Salary (United States)

A 911 Dispatcher earns an average wage of $15.50 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 Salary (?
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$26,176 - $65,070
(Median)
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49K
65K
MEDIAN: $35,219
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911 Dispatcher Salary (?
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$11.34 - $22.84
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$26,176 - $65,070  
   
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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$24,316 - $55,198  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 75
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$11.34 - $22.84  
   
Overtime
$17.75 - $43.43  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
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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$24,316 - $55,198  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 158
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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.

Related Job Salaries

Experience Affects 911 Dispatcher Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 47%
Experienced
up arrow 9%
National Average
$35,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 2%
Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Skills That Affect 911 Dispatcher Salaries

Multitasking
up arrow 18%
Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 3%
National Average
$35,000
Typing
up arrow 2%
Customer Service
up arrow 7%
Emergency Response
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
60%
female alumni
 
Male
40%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 11%
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