911 Dispatcher Salaries

911 Dispatcher SalariesWith regards to 911 Dispatcher Salaries, The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that, as of May 2015, the average 911 dispatcher earned a median annual salary of $38,010 per year.

As of January 2017, and according to the National Emergency Number Association, the United States has 5,874 primary and secondary PSAPs and 3,135 counties, which include parishes, independent cities, boroughs, and Census areas. An estimated 240 million calls are made to 9-1-1 in the U.S. each year. In many areas, 70% or more are from wireless devices.

911 Dispatcher Typical Work Schedule

Most dispatchers work 8- to 12-hour shifts, but some agencies require even longer ones. Overtime is common in this occupation.

Because emergencies can happen at any time, dispatchers are often required to work some shifts on evenings, weekends, and holidays.

Salaries for 911 Emergency Services Dispatchers

As of 2015, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) indicates that the average 911 dispatcher salary (including police, fire and ambulance dispatchers) was about $38,010 per year. Depending on the state, the top 10 percentile earned an average of over $59,770 per year.