Police, Fire, or Ambulance Dispatcher Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Police, Fire, or Ambulance Dispatcher is $14.69 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
Police, Fire, or Ambulance Dispatcher Salary (?
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$22,711 - $51,972
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MEDIAN: $34,622
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Police, Fire, or Ambulance Dispatcher Salary (?
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$10.10 - $22.04
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$22,711 - $51,972  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,014  
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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$21,707 - $51,287  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 328
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.10 - $22.04  
   
Overtime
$15.39 - $35.93  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,014  
   
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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$21,707 - $51,287  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 786
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Job Description for Police, Fire, or Ambulance Dispatcher

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

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Experience Affects Police, Fire, or Ambulance Dispatcher Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 24%
National Average
$33,000

Skills That Affect Police, Fire, or Ambulance Dispatcher Salaries

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Customer Service
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National Average
$33,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 190 votes.

Gender

Female
60%
female alumni
 
Male
40%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 13%