Police, Fire, or Ambulance Dispatcher Salary

The average pay for a Police, Fire, or Ambulance Dispatcher is $14.89 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
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$26,990 - $56,939
$27K
$40K
$57K
MEDIAN: $39,745
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50%
90%

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$10.28 - $21.68
$10
$15
$22
MEDIAN: $14.84
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$0$56K
Salary $26,990 - $56,939
Bonus $600
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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$22,973 - $51,498
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 99
Hourly Data $0$33
Hourly Rate $10.28 - $21.68
Hourly Tips $0.00
Overtime $14.79 - $33.07
Annual Data $0$51K
Bonus $600
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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$22,973 - $51,498
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 267

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

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

Common Career Paths for Police, Fire, or Ambulance Dispatcher


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Popular Skills for Police, Fire, or Ambulance Dispatcher

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.

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Key Stats for Police, Fire, or Ambulance Dispatcher

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 76 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
9%

Experience Affects Police, Fire, or Ambulance Dispatcher Salaries

▲38%

▲8%

▲6%

National Average
$34,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Police, Fire, or Ambulance Dispatcher Salaries



National Average
$34,000


▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 76 votes.

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
no benefits
None: 16%