Average Police, Fire, or Ambulance Dispatcher Hourly Pay

$16.21
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$1,000
Bonus
$138
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The average hourly pay for a Police, Fire, or Ambulance Dispatcher is $16.21.
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$11.36
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$16.21
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$24.31
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$11 - $24
Bonus
$100 - $4,848
Profit Sharing
$0 - $138
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What Do Police, Fire, or Ambulance Dispatchers Do?

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

3.7 out of 5
(179)
Highly Satisfied
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Popular Employer Salaries for Police, Fire, or Ambulance Dispatcher

The top respondents for the job title Police, Fire, or Ambulance Dispatcher are from the companies American Medical Response, AMR Corp and EMS Group. Reported salaries are highest at American Medical Response where the average pay is $16.50. EMS Group pays the lowest at around $10.17.

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What Are Popular Skills for Police, Fire, or Ambulance Dispatchers?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Police, Fire, or Ambulance Dispatchers?

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 $14.95 based on 103 salaries. An early career Police, Fire, or Ambulance Dispatcher with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.35 based on 300 salaries. A mid-career Police, Fire, or Ambulance Dispatcher with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.82 based on 172 salaries. An experienced Police, Fire, or Ambulance Dispatcher with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.78 based on 173 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 New York, New York earn an average of 27.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Fort Worth, Texas (23.4% more) and Austin, Texas (17.3% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 822 survey responses.
Entry Level
12.5%
Early Career
36.5%
Mid Career
20.9%
Experienced
21.0%
Late Career
9.0%