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Highest Paying Industries for Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers

The top 51 highest paying industries 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 in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $52,960, research and development in the physical, engineering, and life sciences is the highest paying industry for police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers. It is followed by scientific research and development services industry (average annual salary $52,960). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 51 Highest Paying Industries for Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$52,960
50
2 Scientific Research and Development Services
$52,960
50
3 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$51,010
90
4 Telephone Call Centers
$48,860
790
5 Business Support Services
$48,860
790
6 Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned
$48,540
50
7 Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$48,540
50
8 Manufacturing
$48,070
50
9 Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$45,130
40
10 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$44,240
70
11 State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$43,340
5,860
12 Hospitals - State government owned
$42,830
170
13 State government, including schools and hospitals
$41,530
7,280
14 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$39,770
100
15 Educational Services - Privately owned
$37,990
520
16 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$37,800
83,980
17 Federal, State, and Local Government
$37,800
83,980
18 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$37,740
85,880
19 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$37,660
510
20 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$37,410
78,120
21 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$37,380
78,600
22 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$36,250
1,750
23 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$36,200
2,480
24 Administrative and Support Services
$36,190
2,460
25 Educational Services
$36,020
2,030
26 Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$35,670
60
27 Elementary and Secondary Schools
$35,650
70
28 Educational Services - Local government owned
$35,560
260
29 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$35,510
1,220
30 Educational Services - State government owned
$35,460
1,250
31 Transportation and Warehousing
$35,430
60
32 Support Activities for Air Transportation
$35,120
n/a
33 Support Activities for Transportation
$35,120
n/a
34 Other Support Services
$35,020
450
35 Offices of Physicians
$34,650
90
36 Junior colleges - Local government owned
$34,160
160
37 Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$34,080
200
38 Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$33,950
1,390
39 Junior colleges - State government owned
$33,690
30
40 Ambulance Services
$33,220
5,850
41 Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$33,220
5,850
42 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$33,190
1,300
43 Health Care and Social Assistance
$33,120
7,520
44 Hospitals - Privately owned
$33,030
1,020
45 Ambulatory Health Care Services
$32,900
6,120
46 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$32,850
1,010
47 Security Systems Services
$31,370
1,080
48 Investigation and Security Services
$31,370
1,080
49 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$30,860
200
50 Hospitals - Local government owned
$30,860
200
51 Outpatient Care Centers
$27,470
180
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