Police Dispatcher Salary (United States)

A Police Dispatcher earns an average wage of $16.03 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. A skill in Emergency Response is associated with high pay for this job.
Police Dispatcher Salary (?
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$25,584 - $54,242
(Median)
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46K
54K
MEDIAN: $37,520
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Police Dispatcher Salary (?
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$10.20 - $22.89
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$25,584 - $54,242  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,077  
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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$23,407 - $53,339  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 119
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.20 - $22.89  
   
Overtime
$15.87 - $35.79  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,077  
   
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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$23,407 - $53,339  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 206
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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

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Experience Affects Police Dispatcher Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 17%
Late-Career
up arrow 16%
Mid-Career
up arrow 9%
National Average
$35,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Skills That Affect Police Dispatcher Salaries

Emergency Response
up arrow 16%
National Average
$35,000
Typing
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 65 votes.

Gender

Female
68%
female alumni
 
Male
32%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 11%