Entry-Level Police, Fire, or Ambulance Dispatcher Salary (United States)

An Entry-Level Police, Fire, or Ambulance Dispatcher earns an average wage of $13.70 per hour.
Entry-Level Police, Fire, or Ambulance Dispatcher Salary (?
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$20,886 - $44,921
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $31,283
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Entry-Level Police, Fire, or Ambulance Dispatcher Salary (?
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$9.75 - $18.81
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$20,886 - $44,921  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,015  
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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$20,536 - $43,817  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 186
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.75 - $18.81  
   
Overtime
$14.92 - $32.09  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,015  
   
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).
)
$20,536 - $43,817  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 458
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Police, Fire, or Ambulance Dispatcher Salaries

Telecommunications
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Typing
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Customer Service
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Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
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National Average
$30,000

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medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 15%
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