A Police Dispatcher earns an average wage of $15.57 per hour. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for employees with more than 20 years' experience. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Police Dispatcher Total Pay (?
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$25,736 - $55,643
(Median)
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36K
46K
56K
MEDIAN: $36,339
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Police Dispatcher Total Pay (?
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$10.02 - $22.21
(Median)
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22
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$25,736 - $55,643  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,115  
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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$22,634 - $51,642  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 291
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.02 - $22.21  
   
Overtime
$14.68 - $35.67  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,115  
   
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).
)
$22,634 - $51,642  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 291
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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.
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 20%
Mid-Career
up arrow 12%
Late-Career
up arrow 6%
National Average
$34,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 11%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 55 votes.
Gender
Female
68%
female alumni
 
Male
32%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
7%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 12%
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