Security Dispatcher Salary

Security Dispatchers in the United States pull down an average of $12.30 per hour. The pay spectrum stretches from $9.69 per hour to $19.13. For the most part, Security Dispatchers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. More than half of Security Dispatchers (62 percent) survey participants are women. Although one-fourth lack health benefits of any kind, a strong majority do enjoy medical insurance, and a majority get dental coverage, too. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$21,570 - $45,768
(Median)
$22K
$34K
$46K
MEDIAN: $33,755
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$9.69 - $19.13
(Median)
$9
$12
$19
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$21,570 - $45,768  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,909  
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
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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$20,534 - $43,560  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 22
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.69 - $19.13  
   
Overtime
$11.92 - $31.94  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,909  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
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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$20,534 - $43,560  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 163
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Job Description for Security Dispatcher

Security dispatchers are responsible for administration and management to ensure that security guards can patrol a facility or private residence. Dispatchers typically use radio equipment to communicate with security personnel in the field, and they may also call law enforcement for assistance in intense situations which require police or medical attention.

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Security Dispatcher Tasks

  • 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.


Security Dispatchers with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $26K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $27K on average. On average, Security Dispatchers make $34K following one to two decades on the job. Security Dispatchers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't higher than those with 10 to 20 years.

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Experience Affects Security Dispatcher Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 23%

Late-Career
up arrow 23%

National Average
$28,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
medical benefits
Vision: 51%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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