Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatcher Salary Information in Arkansas

The average annual and hourly salaries for police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers in the state of Arkansas are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers among Arkansas areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers in Arkansas

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19,960
25th Percentile Wage
$23,870
50th Percentile Wage
$28,310
75th Percentile Wage
$32,440
90th Percentile Wage
$38,420

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers in Arkansas in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $38,420. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $28,310. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19,960.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$28,310
3.36% 11.52%
2016
$27,360
2.41% -
2015
$26,700
3.11% -
2014
$25,870
2.74% -
2013
$25,160
0.44% -
2012
$25,050
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Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers in Arkansas Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers in some Arkansas cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers in state of Arkansas ranges from $22,530 to $29,490. The highest paying area for police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers in Arkansas is Hot Springs with a median annual salary of $29,490. The second highest paying city/area in Arkansas State is Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway (mean annual salary $29,300). The lowest paying area is West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $22,530.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Hot Springs
$29,490
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway
$29,300
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area
$28,030
Jonesboro
$27,380
Pine Bluff
$25,960
East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area
$24,710
Central Arkansas nonmetropolitan area
$24,520
West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area
$22,530




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