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Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatcher Salary in Sector of Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

The salary statistics of police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare police, fire, and ambulance dispatcher salaries in different industries within the professional, scientific, and technical services sector.

Average Annual Salary of Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,210
25th Percentile Wage
$38,130
50th Percentile Wage
$46,970
75th Percentile Wage
$56,770
90th Percentile Wage
$62,040

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers is $62,040. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $46,970. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers is $34,210.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$46,970
-3.90% -3.90%
2016
$48,800
-6.02% -
2015
$51,740
1.41% -
2014
$51,010
-0.02% -
2013
$51,020
4.35% -
2012
$48,800
- -

Compare Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatcher Salary in Different Industries within the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Sector

The average salaries of police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers in three industries in the professional, scientific, and technical services sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for police, fire, and ambulance dispatcher occupations is the scientific research and development services industry with an annual salary $54,720. The lowest paying industry is the professional, scientific, and technical services industry (annual salary $46,970). For detailed police, fire, and ambulance dispatcher salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Scientific Research and Development Services
$54,720
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$54,720
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$46,970

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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