The average pay for a Police, Fire, or Ambulance Dispatcher is $14.84 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
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$28,949 - $57,694
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $40,200
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$9.84 - $21.86
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$28,949 - $57,694  
   
Bonus
$750  
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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$21,434 - $50,698  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 82
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$9.84 - $21.86  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$15.41 - $35.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$750  
   
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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$21,434 - $50,698  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 251

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Job Description for Police, Fire, or Ambulance Dispatcher

Police/fire/ambulance dispatchers perform a very crucial function in society. As such, they are required to possess a number of unique traits, particularly the ability to remain calm under pressure. They will be responding to emergency calls on a daily basis, many of which are life-or-death situations, so it is imperative that they remain rational and maintain communication. A college degree is not usually required, as employers place more emphasis on prior work experience.

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Police, Fire, or Ambulance Dispatcher Tasks

  • Obtain incoming information and dispatch Police Officers, Emergency Medical and Fire personnel.
  • Maintain exact times and information on radio shift log.
  • Operate emergency communication and computer equipment such as radio, telephone, local alarm systems and paging systems.

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Pay by Experience Level for Police, Fire, or Ambulance Dispatcher

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

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Experience Affects Police, Fire, or Ambulance Dispatcher Salaries




National Average
$34,000


Skills That Affect Police, Fire, or Ambulance Dispatcher Salaries


Telecommunications
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National Average
$34,000

Customer Service
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Typing
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 60 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
medical benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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