The average hourly pay for a Police Dispatcher is $17.78.
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Job Description for Police Dispatcher
A police dispatcher is the first person contacted when emergency assistance is requested. Dispatchers generally work within call centers or actual police stations; while they work in shifts, the position itself is 24-7, so some may be required to work weekends or overnight shifts. They may work either alone or on teams with other dispatchers depending on the size of their department. Educational requirements are not strict, aside from a high school diploma or equivalent; initial training is ava…Read more
Police Dispatcher Tasks
- Answer telephones and direct calls.
- Enter dispatch calls into a computerized dispatch system.
- Greet visitors and provide directions.
- Contact appropriate personnel during emergency situations.
- Operate base radio to communicate with police department staff.
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Skills in Emergency Response, Customer Service and Call Center Operations are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Oral / Verbal Communication and Typing.
Pay by Experience Level for Police Dispatcher
An entry-level Police Dispatcher with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $15.34 based on 26 salaries. An early career Police Dispatcher with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.01 based on 130 salaries. A mid-career Police Dispatcher with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.88 based on 72 salaries. An experienced Police Dispatcher with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.48 based on 99 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $23.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Police Dispatcher in their job title in Cleveland, Ohio earn an average of 19.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Fort Worth, Texas (14.9% more) and Austin, Texas (11.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in San Antonio, Texas (12.4% less), Dallas, Texas (10.3% less) and Houston, Texas (0.3% less).
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