Police Dispatcher Salary (United States)

A Police Dispatcher earns an average wage of $15.90 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
Police Dispatcher Total Pay (?
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$26,102 - $54,854
(Median)
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55K
MEDIAN: $38,729
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Police Dispatcher Total Pay (?
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$10.22 - $22.49
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$26,102 - $54,854  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,919  
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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$23,569 - $52,227  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 303
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.22 - $22.49  
   
Overtime
$15.33 - $35.32  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,919  
   
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).
)
$23,569 - $52,227  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 303
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Job Description for Police Dispatcher

  • Contact appropriate personnel during emergency situations.
  • Operate base radio to communicate with police department staff.
  • Greet visitors and provide directions.
  • Answer telephones and direct calls.
  • Enter dispatch calls into a computerized dispatch system.

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Pay by Experience Level for Police Dispatcher

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Police Dispatcher Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 18%
Late-Career
up arrow 14%
Mid-Career
up arrow 10%
National Average
$35,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Skills That Affect Police Dispatcher Salaries

National Average
$35,000
Typing
up arrow 3%
Emergency Response
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 61 votes.

Gender

Female
66%
female alumni
 
Male
34%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 11%
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