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911 Operator Salary

$32,234 (USD)

Average Salary

$15/hr

Average Hourly

$403

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 15, 2019

The average pay for a 911 Operator is $32,234 a year and $15 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a 911 Operator is between $24,856 and $38,236. On average, an Associate Degree is the highest level of education for a 911 Operator. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Description:
  • Receives complaints from public concerning crimes and police emergencies, broadcasts orders to police radio patrol units in vicinity to investigate complaint, and relays instructions or questions from remote units.
  • Records calls broadcast and complaints received.
  • In some municipalities coordinates all police, fire, ambulance, and other emergency requests, relaying instructions to radio unit concerned.
  • May make operating adjustments to transmitting equipment where station is not automatic and be required to hold federal license.
  • May transmit and receive messages between divisions of own agency and other law enforcement agencies.
  • May monitor silent alarm system to detect illegal entry into business establishments.
  • May contact police officers and guards, school-crossing to verify assignment locations.
911 Operator Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers

Job family population: 95,020

Estimated population of 911 Operator jobs: 28,573

Rate of error: 0.9%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$37,368
5 Year Change:
16 %
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911 Operator Job Listings for United States

Emergency Services Specialist - EMS 467115
Sep 30
Portland, Oregon, USA
Civil Service Careers
Median Pay $56,360 annually / $25.25 per hour Local and Federal Emergency Management Services are now hiring 911 operators, Dispatchers, Office Clerks, Police operators and more. Enjoy a rewarding ...
Safety Operations Center Specialist I (Secondary 911 Dispatching/Traffic Control)
Oct 23
Plano, TX, USA
North Texas Tollway Authority
Job Details Job Title Safety Operations Center Specialist I (Secondary 911 Dispatching/Traffic ... The employee normally performs the job by following established standard operating procedures and ...
911 Dispatcher - EMSP8268-CA-82265
Oct 29
Alturas, California, USA
Santa Ana Police Dept
They are Now hiring 911 operators, Dispatchers, Office Clerks, Police operators and more. * Entry-level positions include paid training to those who qualify * Provide Full Benefit Packages including ...
Phone Bank Operator - Great Opportunity - APPLY TODAY
Dec 11
Moreno Valley, California, USA
AppleOne
: This Phone Bank Operator Position Features: ? Career growth ? Prestigious company ? Paid training Challenging career position for phone bank operator with a well-known Banking and Consumer Lending ...
Travel Nurse RN - OR - Operating Room - $1,911 per week
Nov 14
Tyler, Texas, USA
NurseFly Travel Nursing
OR - Operating Room - Discipline: RN - Start Date: ASAP - Duration: 13 weeks - 40 hours per week - Shift: . Additional information: TNAA Job ID #329808. Pay package is based on 40.0 hours per week ...

The average pay for a 911 Operator is $32,234 a year and $15 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a 911 Operator is between $24,856 and $38,236. On average, an Associate Degree is the highest level of education for a 911 Operator. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Emergency Services Specialist - EMS 467115
Sep 30
Portland, Oregon, USA
Civil Service Careers
Median Pay $56,360 annually / $25.25 per hour Local and Federal Emergency Management Services are now hiring 911 operators, Dispatchers, Office Clerks, Police operators and more. Enjoy a rewarding ...
Safety Operations Center Specialist I (Secondary 911 Dispatching/Traffic Control)
Oct 23
Plano, TX, USA
North Texas Tollway Authority
Job Details Job Title Safety Operations Center Specialist I (Secondary 911 Dispatching/Traffic ... The employee normally performs the job by following established standard operating procedures and ...
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