Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatcher Salary Information in Kentucky

The average annual and hourly salaries for police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers in the state of Kentucky are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers among Kentucky cities 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 Kentucky

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$22,370
25th Percentile Wage
$27,100
50th Percentile Wage
$33,730
75th Percentile Wage
$40,730
90th Percentile Wage
$47,810

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers in Kentucky in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $47,810. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $33,730. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $22,370.

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
$33,730
4.74% 6.46%
2016
$32,130
3.61% -
2015
$30,970
0.77% -
2014
$30,730
-6.02% -
2013
$32,580
3.16% -
2012
$31,550
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers in Kentucky Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers in some Kentucky cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers in state of Kentucky ranges from $29,160 to $39,090. The highest paying area for police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers in Kentucky is Lexington-Fayette with a median annual salary of $39,090. The second highest paying city/area in Kentucky State is Elizabethtown (mean annual salary $37,230). The lowest paying area is South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $29,160.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Lexington-Fayette
$39,090
Elizabethtown
$37,230
Owensboro
$35,930
Evansville
$35,650
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$33,890
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$33,660
Bowling Green
$33,120
Louisville-Jefferson County
$31,990
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$30,400
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$29,160




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