How much does an Emergency Dispatcher make in the United States? The average Emergency Dispatcher salary in the United States is $41,681 as of May 27, 2021, but the range typically falls between $35,365 and $45,379. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target.
Emergency Dispatcher is responsible for responding to calls for emergency and non-emergency assistance and in dispatching law enforcement, fire fighting, or rescue units. Transmits and receives coded and conventional messages. Being an Emergency Dispatcher differentiates between routine, priority, and emergency messages, and initiates or follows through on responses as required. Communicates details of situation and location. Additionally, Emergency Dispatcher enters unit response details into a database. Requires a high school diploma or equivalent. Typically reports to a supervisor. The Emergency Dispatcher works independently within established procedures associated with the specific job function. Has gained proficiency in multiple competencies relevant to the job. To be an Emergency Dispatcher typically requires 3-5 years of related experience, or may need 2 years experience with additional specialized training and/or certification. (Copyright 2021 Salary.com)... View full job description
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These charts show the average base salary (core compensation), as well as the average total cash compensation for the job of Emergency Dispatcher in the United States. The base salary for Emergency Dispatcher ranges from $35,365 to $45,379 with the average base salary of $41,681. The total cash compensation, which includes base, and annual incentives, can vary anywhere from $35,384 to $45,449 with the average total cash compensation of $41,681.