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

The average pay for a Police, Fire, or Ambulance Dispatcher is $14.73 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. A skill in Emergency Response is associated with high pay for this job. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
Police, Fire, or Ambulance Dispatcher Total Pay (?
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$23,007 - $51,864
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MEDIAN: $34,975
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Police, Fire, or Ambulance Dispatcher Total Pay (?
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$10.07 - $22.15
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$23,007 - $51,864  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,038  
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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$21,683 - $51,612  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,242
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.07 - $22.15  
   
Overtime
$15.51 - $36.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,038  
   
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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$21,683 - $51,612  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,242
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Police, Fire, or Ambulance Dispatcher
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Los Angeles
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Atlanta
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National Average
$33,000
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Experience Affects Police, Fire, or Ambulance Dispatcher Salaries

National Average
$33,000

Skills That Affect Police, Fire, or Ambulance Dispatcher Salaries

Emergency Response
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Customer Service
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Multitasking
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National Average
$33,000
Oral / Verbal Communication
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Gender
Female
62%
female alumni
 
Male
38%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
6%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 13%
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