Security Dispatcher Salary

Average Security Dispatchers in the United States make around $12.29 per hour. The pay spectrum stretches from $9.62 per hour to $19.40. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. There are more female Security Dispatchers who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 65 percent. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and nearly one-fifth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a strong majority and dental coverage is claimed by the larger part. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$23,920 - $46,138
(Median)
$24K
$34K
$46K
MEDIAN: $33,844
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$9.62 - $19.40
(Median)
$9
$12
$19
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$23,920 - $46,138  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,750  
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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$20,254 - $44,534  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 19
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.62 - $19.40  
   
Overtime
$8.68 - $31.72  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,750  
   
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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$20,254 - $44,534  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 141
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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.


For many Security Dispatchers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $25K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $28K. Security Dispatchers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $34K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make no more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage.

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Experience Affects Security Dispatcher Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 24%

Experienced
up arrow 23%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$27,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 21%
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