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Highest Paying Cities for Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers

The top 100 highest paying cities for police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $85,610, San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California is the highest paying city for police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers. It is followed by Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California (average annual salary $76,430). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [1]. For more salary information of police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$85,610
380
2 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$76,430
420
3 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$72,730
710
4 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, California
$70,550
60
5 Springfield, Illinois
$70,480
90
6 Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, USA
$70,100
570
7 Tacoma, Washington
$68,580
150
8 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$66,040
490
9 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, USA
$65,130
1,550
10 Las Vegas-Paradise, Nevada
$64,390
400
11 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$64,180
270
12 Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, California
$64,120
50
13 Stockton, California
$63,710
160
14 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California
$63,710
90
15 Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, USA
$62,430
50
16 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$62,180
980
17 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$62,040
420
18 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$62,030
350
19 Napa, California
$62,030
30
20 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$61,780
790
21 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$61,080
640
22 Salinas, California
$60,830
50
23 Vallejo-Fairfield, California
$60,000
150
24 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$59,950
710
25 El Centro, California
$59,410
40
26 San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, California
$59,210
60
27 Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, Washington
$59,070
40
28 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
$58,780
220
29 Anchorage, Alaska
$58,700
120
30 Reno-Sparks, Nevada
$58,320
80
31 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$58,290
700
32 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$57,870
1,530
33 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$57,670
700
34 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$57,550
390
35 Decatur, Illinois
$56,630
30
36 Medford, Oregon
$56,570
90
37 Eugene-Springfield, Oregon
$56,480
100
38 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, California
$56,260
200
39 Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
$56,160
50
40 Modesto, California
$56,130
110
41 Redding, California
$55,890
90
42 Chico, California
$55,840
70
43 Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area, California
$55,600
50
44 Northwestern Connecticut nonmetropolitan area, Connecticut
$54,730
40
45 Des Moines-West Des Moines, Iowa
$54,520
120
46 Salem, Oregon
$54,180
160
47 Bakersfield-Delano, California
$53,760
150
48 Bellingham, Washington
$53,750
50
49 Grand Junction, Colorado
$53,690
40
50 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$53,590
1,790
51 Rochester, Minnesota
$53,380
160
52 East Central New York nonmetropolitan area, New York
$53,340
30
53 West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, Florida
$53,090
470
54 Mount Vernon-Anacortes, Washington
$52,810
60
55 Lake County-Kenosha County, Wisconsin
$52,430
240
56 Merced, California
$52,260
80
57 Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, Florida
$51,870
650
58 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$51,760
690
59 Fort Collins-Loveland, Colorado
$51,250
60
60 Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska
$51,200
50
61 North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area, California
$51,080
120
62 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, Florida
$51,000
1,760
63 Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska
$50,930
110
64 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$50,860
2,400
65 Bend, Oregon
$50,790
60
66 Camden, New Jersey
$50,780
610
67 Visalia-Porterville, California
$50,740
80
68 Barnstable Town, Massachusetts
$50,550
80
69 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$50,470
1,000
70 Norwich-New London, Rhode Island
$50,420
130
71 Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area, Washington
$50,370
n/a
72 Oshkosh-Neenah, Wisconsin
$50,020
50
73 Albany, USA
$49,880
40
74 Boulder, Colorado
$49,680
90
75 Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, New Jersey
$49,620
50
76 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Arizona
$49,600
1,030
77 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$49,570
1,100
78 New Haven, Connecticut
$49,420
340
79 Nantucket Island and Marthas Vineyard nonmetropolitan area, Massachusetts
$49,290
40
80 Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, Florida
$49,150
640
81 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$49,110
1,150
82 Dayton, Ohio
$49,100
290
83 Madison, Wisconsin
$49,100
220
84 Framingham, Massachusetts
$49,070
100
85 Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey
$48,870
250
86 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$48,740
1,150
87 Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, Iowa
$48,700
110
88 Kankakee-Bradley, Illinois
$48,620
40
89 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$48,290
1,700
90 Cedar Rapids, Iowa
$48,250
n/a
91 Sierra Vista-Douglas, USA
$48,200
60
92 Bremerton-Silverdale, Washington
$48,180
100
93 Dutchess County-Putnam County, USA
$48,070
160
94 Rockford, Illinois
$47,930
80
95 St Cloud, Minnesota
$47,920
40
96 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$47,900
910
97 Western Central Nevada nonmetropolitan area, Nevada
$47,890
40
98 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$47,740
780
99 Manchester, New Hampshire
$47,680
80
100 Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area, California
$47,620
90
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