A 911 Dispatcher earns an average wage of $16.02 per hour. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Multitasking and Systems Computer/Console Operations. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$26,350 - $56,730
(Median)
$26K
$38K
$57K
MEDIAN: $38,405
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$11.59 - $23.21
(Median)
$12
$16
$23
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$26,350 - $56,730  
   
Bonus
$193.92 - $2,576  
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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$25,418 - $55,702  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 176
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.59 - $23.21  
   
Overtime
$16.84 - $39.46  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$193.92 - $2,576  
   
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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$25,418 - $55,702  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 332
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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

  • 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 33%



National Average
$36,000


Skills That Affect 911 Dispatcher Salaries

Multitasking
up arrow 29%

Systems Computer/Console Operations
up arrow 18%

multi tasking
up arrow 4%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 1%

Typing
0%

Emergency Response
0%

National Average
$36,000

Customer Service
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 71 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

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