The average rate for a Telecommunicator is $14.14 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

$20,377 - $47,399
(Median)
$20K
$33K
$47K
MEDIAN: $32,845
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$9.00 - $21.45
(Median)
$9
$14
$21
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$20,377 - $47,399  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,051  
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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$20,589 - $49,125  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 15
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.00 - $21.45  
   
Overtime
$9.93 - $32.39  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,051  
   
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).
)
$20,589 - $49,125  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 29
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Job Description for Telecommunicator

A telecommunicator usually works within the public safety realm. The telecommunicator serves as a midpoint between the public and emergency service personnel, such as police officers, EMTs, firefighters. When you dial 911, you speak with a telecommunicator.

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Telecommunicator Tasks

  • 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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Experience Affects Telecommunicator Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 37%

National Average
$33,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
medical benefits
Vision: 45%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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