Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)
The average hourly pay for a Police, Fire, or Ambulance Dispatcher is $16.40
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 $15.21 based on 101 salaries. An early career Police, Fire, or Ambulance Dispatcher with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation …Read more
What Do Police, Fire, or Ambulance Dispatchers Do?
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.
A dispatcher's …Read more
- 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.