The average rate for an Entry-Level Police, Fire, or Ambulance Dispatcher is $14.31 per hour. A skill in Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is associated with high pay for this job.

$28,320 - $47,532
$28K
$38K
$48K
MEDIAN: $38,185
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$9.42 - $20.62
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$14
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MEDIAN: $14.31
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$28,320 - $47,532  
   
Bonus
$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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$20,669 - $47,752  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 36
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.42 - $20.62  
   
Overtime
$13.41 - $30.69  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$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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$20,669 - $47,752  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 159

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Key Stats for Police, Fire, or Ambulance Dispatcher

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 26 votes.
067
Less than 1 year
19%
1-4 years
68%
5-9 years
13%
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Skills That Affect Police, Fire, or Ambulance Dispatcher Salaries

Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
up arrow 15%

Customer Service
up arrow 2%

Telecommunications
up arrow 2%

National Average
$32,000

Typing
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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