Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does a Police Dispatcher make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

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Industry

$71,325 / yrTotal Pay
$39,417 / yrBase Pay
$31,908 / yrAdditional Pay

$71,325

 / yr
$29K$536K
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The estimated total pay for a Police Dispatcher is $71,325 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $39,417 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $31,908 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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City of Austin Texas
3.9

City of Austin Texas

Police Dispatcher - Hourly

$22

 /hr
Range: $20 - $25

$20

$25

$20 - $25 Range

219 Jobs
Memphis
3.3

Memphis

Police Dispatcher

$63,978

 /yr
Range: $50K - $66K

$50K

$66K

$49,802 - $65,906 Range

George Washington University
4.0

George Washington University

Police Dispatcher - Hourly

$29

 /hr
Range: $29 - $30

$29

$30

$29 - $30 Range

City and County of Denver
3.6

City and County of Denver

Police Dispatcher - Hourly

$28

 /hr
Range: $27 - $31

$27

$31

$27 - $31 Range

San Diego Police Department
2.8

San Diego Police Department

Police Dispatcher - Hourly

$34

 /hr
Range: $27 - $41

$27

$41

$27 - $41 Range

Rice University
4.4

Rice University

Police Dispatcher

$45,810

 /yr
Range: $46K - $49K

$46K

$49K

$45,504 - $48,746 Range

New York Police Department
3.3

$43,095

 /yr
Range: $42K - $44K

$42K

$44K

$42,083 - $43,550 Range

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City of Charlotte
3.8

City of Charlotte

Police Dispatcher

$43,481

 /yr
Range: $32K - $57K

$32K

$57K

$31,587 - $57,017 Range

Arizona Department of Public Safety
3.9

$51,982

 /yr
Range: $49K - $52K

$49K

$52K

$48,705 - $51,982 Range

Austin Police Department (Texas)
3.0

Austin Police Department (Texas)

Police Dispatcher - Hourly

$21

 /hr
Range: $21 - $22

$21

$22

$21 - $22 Range

Atlanta Police Department
2.9

Atlanta Police Department

Police Dispatcher - Hourly

$19

 /hr
Range: $19 - $21

$19

$21

$19 - $21 Range

Delaware River Port Authority
3.3

$66,605

 /yr
Range: $47K - $68K

$47K

$68K

$47,412 - $67,796 Range

SNOPAC 911
2.6

SNOPAC 911

Police Dispatcher

$78,286

 /yr
Range: $76K - $85K

$76K

$85K

$75,752 - $84,665 Range

University of Illinois at Chicago
4.2

University of Illinois at Chicago

Police Dispatcher - Hourly
About 

$25 -$28

 hourly

$25

$28

$25 - $28 Range

Florida State University
4.3

$29K

$33K

$29,258 - $32,802 Range

University of Alabama at Birmingham
4.1

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Police Dispatcher - Hourly

$15

$20

$15 - $20 Range

State of Ohio
3.6

State of Ohio

Police Dispatcher - Hourly

$24

$28

$24 - $28 Range

Mississippi State University
4.3

Mississippi State University

Police Dispatcher - Hourly
About 

$12 -$15

 hourly

$12

$15

$12 - $15 Range

Old Dominion University
4.2

$33K

$38K

$32,556 - $37,891 Range

City of Philadelphia
3.6

$42K

$64K

$42,410 - $64,429 Range

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$24

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8 days ago by a Dispatcher with 10 to 14 years of experience

$18

/hrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Dispatcher with 1 to 3 years of experience

$15

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8 days ago by a Dispatcher with 4 to 6 years of experience

$16

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8 days ago by a Corrections Communications Operator with 1 to 3 years of experience

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$15

/hrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Dispatcher with 4 to 6 years of experience

$18

/hrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Dispatcher with 1 to 3 years of experience

$52,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Communications Technician (911 Dispatcher) with 7 to 9 years of experience

$40,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Dispatcher with 1 to 3 years of experience

$22

/hrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Dispatcher with 1 to 3 years of experience

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Frequently asked questions about a Police Dispatcher salaries

The national average salary for a Police Dispatcher is $46,553 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Police Dispatcher salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 235 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Police Dispatcher employees.

The highest salary for a Police Dispatcher in United States is $66,856 per year.

The lowest salary for a Police Dispatcher in United States is $32,416 per year.

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