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Entry-Level Police, Fire, or Ambulance Dispatcher Salary

An Entry-Level Police, Fire, or Ambulance Dispatcher earns an average wage of $13.77 per hour.

$21,614 - $46,460
(Median)
$22K
$32K
$46K
MEDIAN: $32,131
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90%

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$9.75 - $19.10
(Median)
$9
$14
$19
MEDIAN: $13.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$21,614 - $46,460  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $988  
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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$20,640 - $44,968  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 155
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.75 - $19.10  
   
Overtime
$15.14 - $32.35  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $988  
   
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).
)
$20,640 - $44,968  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 339

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National Average
$31,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 79 votes.

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 16%