Average Police, Fire, or Ambulance Dispatcher Hourly Pay

$15.72
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$1,100
Bonus
$138
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The average hourly pay for a Police, Fire, or Ambulance Dispatcher is $15.72.
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$10.95
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$15.72
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$22.71
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Hourly Rate
$11 - $23
Bonus
$101 - $4,427
Profit Sharing
$0 - $138
Total Pay
$24,501 - $53,427

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Job Description for Police, Fire, or Ambulance Dispatcher

Police, Fire, or Ambulance Dispatcher Tasks
  • Obtain incoming information and dispatch Police Officers, Emergency Medical and Fire personnel.
  • Maintain exact times and information on radio shift log.
  • Operate emergency communication and computer equipment such as radio, telephone, local alarm systems and paging systems.

Job Satisfaction for Police, Fire, or Ambulance Dispatcher

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Popular Skills for Police, Fire, or Ambulance Dispatcher

Skills in Telecommunications, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Emergency Response are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Typing and Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Police, Fire, or Ambulance Dispatcher

An entry-level Police, Fire, or Ambulance Dispatcher with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $14.75 based on 96 salaries. An early career Police, Fire, or Ambulance Dispatcher with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.05 based on 311 salaries. A mid-career Police, Fire, or Ambulance Dispatcher with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.83 based on 171 salaries. An experienced Police, Fire, or Ambulance Dispatcher with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.02 based on 183 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $21.
Employees with Police, Fire, or Ambulance Dispatcher in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 16.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (12.5% more) and New York, New York (8.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Charleston, South Carolina (6.2% less), Dallas, Texas (1.8% less) and Cleveland, Ohio (1.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 831 survey responses.
Entry Level
11.6%
Early Career
37.4%
Mid Career
20.6%
Experienced
22.0%
Late Career
8.4%