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Security Dispatcher Salary

Security Dispatchers in the United States take home approximately $12.57 per hour on average. Earnings sit near $9.69 per hour on the lower side but can approach $20.00 on the higher side. Female Security Dispatchers are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (65 percent) are women. Most Security Dispatchers like their work and job satisfaction is high. While some workers in this profession — about one in five — do not have any health coverage, a fair number do receive medical benefits and a majority have dental insurance. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$23,760 - $46,319
(Median)
$24K
$33K
$46K
MEDIAN: $33,267
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$9.69 - $20.00
(Median)
$9
$13
$20
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$23,760 - $46,319  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,424  
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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$20,283 - $45,432  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 18
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.69 - $20.00  
   
Overtime
$13.21 - $32.05  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,424  
   
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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$20,283 - $45,432  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 113
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Job Description for Security Dispatcher

  • Monitor surveillance equipment, identifying safety hazards and problems and sending staff.
  • Answer and prioritize security calls, ensuring clear communication about timing.
  • Communicate with managers about staff and equipment needs.
  • Coordinate and dispatch staff in response to ongoing and critical needs.
  • Log and track incidents and suspicious alerts, looking for trends.

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Pay by Experience Level for Security Dispatcher

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. The average inexperienced worker earns $26K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $27K. Security Dispatchers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $34K. Security Dispatchers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are no higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years.

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Experience Affects Security Dispatcher Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 19%

Experienced
up arrow 18%

National Average
$29,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 20%