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Police Radio Dispatcher Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$33,515 (USD)

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Last updated: May 26, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Police Radio Dispatcher is $33,515 a year and $16 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Police Radio Dispatcher is between $25,844 and $39,756. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Police Radio Dispatcher. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

  • 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.
Police Radio Dispatcher Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers

Job family population: 95,450

Estimated population of Police Radio Dispatcher jobs: 28,703

Rate of error: 0.8%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



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About Chicago, Illinois

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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,705,994 (2018), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

Police Radio Dispatcher Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Security Dispatcher - Operational Specialist
Apr 18
Chicago, United States
Allied Universal Corporation
... radio calls * Communicate effectivelywith various callers to obtain complete information to determine necessary level of service to include the need to dispatch police, fire, medical, security or ...
Sr Security Engineer
May 9
Chicago, United States
Motorola Solutions
Fire, police, and paramedics; 911 call takers and 911 dispatchers. And when we our our loved ones ... Radio (LMR) and LTE solutions, as well as managed and support services around the world. The ...
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