$39,681
Avg. Salary
$15.41
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,000

Bonus

$138

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Police, Fire, Or Ambulance Dispatcher is $15.41 per hour.

The average pay for a Police, Fire, Or Ambulance Dispatcher is $39,681 per year.

$10.59
10%
$15.41
50%
$22.50
90%
MEDIAN $15.41
$27k
10%
$40k
50%
$58k
90%
MEDIAN $39,681
$27,222 - $58,308
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MEDIAN: $39,681
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$10.59 - $22.50
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$0$58K
Salary $27,222 - $58,308
Bonus $288 - $3,606
Profit Sharing $138
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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$23,787 - $52,762
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 195
Hourly Data $0$34
Hourly Rate $10.59 - $22.50
Hourly Tips $0.00
Overtime $15.24 - $34.71
Annual Data $0$52K
Bonus $288 - $3,606
Profit Sharing $138
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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$23,787 - $52,762
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 551

Job Description for Police, Fire, or Ambulance Dispatcher

Police/fire/ambulance dispatchers perform a very crucial function in society. As such, they are required to possess a number of unique traits, particularly the ability to remain calm under pressure. They will be responding to emergency calls on a daily basis, many of which are life-or-death situations, so it is imperative that they remain rational and maintain communication. A college degree is not usually required, as employers place more emphasis on prior work experience.

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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.

Common Career Paths for Police, Fire, or Ambulance Dispatcher


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Police, Fire, or Ambulance Dispatchers who transition into a Registered Nurse role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $56K per year. Police, Fire, or Ambulance Dispatchers typically move into roles as 911 Dispatchers or Police Dispatchers, and those positions pay $1K more and $1K more, respectively.

Police, Fire, or Ambulance Dispatcher Job Listings

Popular Skills for Police, Fire, or Ambulance Dispatcher


Police, Fire, or Ambulance Dispatchers report a narrow range of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Emergency Medical Services, Telecommunications, Customer Service, and Typing are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Typing and Customer Service. It is often found that people who know Telecommunications are also skilled in Customer Service and Emergency Medical Services (EMS).

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

Pay by Experience for a Police, Fire, or Ambulance Dispatcher has a positive trend. An entry-level Police, Fire, or Ambulance Dispatcher with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 185 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Police, Fire, or Ambulance Dispatcher with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 80 salaries. An experienced Police, Fire, or Ambulance Dispatcher which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 74 salaries. A Police, Fire, or Ambulance Dispatcher with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 30 salaries.

Police, Fire, or Ambulance Dispatcher Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Police, Fire, or Ambulance Dispatcher?

Police, Fire, or Ambulance Dispatcher in Albuquerque:
"Great job, okay pay."
Pros: The variety of calls and people you interact with.
Cons: The traumatic content.

Police, Fire, or Ambulance Dispatcher in Morgan City:
"Home."
Pros: This is my hometown community.
Cons: Pay is below the national average and management plays favorites.

Police, Fire, or Ambulance Dispatcher in Lyons:
"Stressful."
Pros: Helping people.
Cons: Long hours.

Police, Fire, or Ambulance Dispatcher in Columbia:
"Thick Skin."
Don't let the job get to you. Be sincere about what you do. You have to love it to do it.

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Key Stats for Police, Fire, or Ambulance Dispatcher

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 161 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
8%

Experience Affects Police, Fire, or Ambulance Dispatcher Salaries

▲32%

▲3%

▲1%

National Average
$36,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Police, Fire, or Ambulance Dispatcher Salaries


National Average
$36,000



▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 161 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
no benefits
None: 16%