Salary for Public Safety Telecommunicators

Also known as:  911 Dispatcher, 911 Operator, Ambulance Dispatcher, Emergency Communications Dispatcher, Emergency Communications Operator, Emergency Operator, Emergency Telecommunications Dispatcher, Fire Dispatcher, Police Dispatcher, Police Radio Dispatcher

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Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers answer calls for 9-1-1 as well as non-emergency calls to these local entities. They take information from the caller that will assist the proper authorities in correctly responding to the call, including their name, nature of the problem and address. Police, Fire and Ambulance Dispatchers work in a call center or other emergency communication center. A dispatcher must have a high school diploma or a GED, though additional requirements vary according to state. An expected 12% growth rate by the year 2020 is likely.

A Public Safety Telecommunicator can earn average salaries of between $28,040 - $67,150 based on experience and talent. usually receive an average salary of fourty-five thousand eight hundred dollars yearly.

are compensated the highest in California, where they get an average salary rate of close to about $68,930. People with this job title can make the highest salaries in Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services, which has job pay of $57,340.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 40.13 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

Public Safety Telecommunicators tend to make the most in the following industries:

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$57,340
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$54,990
Public Administration
$46,340
Educational Services
$43,450
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$43,380
Health Care and Social Assistance
$41,420

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Transportation and Warehousing
$39,650
Health Care and Social Assistance
$41,420
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$43,380
Educational Services
$43,450
Public Administration
$46,340
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$54,990