Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatcher Salary Information in Maine

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31,070
25th Percentile Wage
$35,080
50th Percentile Wage
$40,570
75th Percentile Wage
$47,280
90th Percentile Wage
$51,630

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers in Maine in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $51,630. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $40,570. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $31,070.

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
$40,570
2.74% 7.54%
2016
$39,460
3.17% -
2015
$38,210
2.56% -
2014
$37,230
0.38% -
2013
$37,090
-1.13% -
2012
$37,510
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers in some Maine cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers in state of Maine ranges from $35,120 to $45,610. The highest paying area for police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers in Maine is Portland-South Portland-Biddeford with a median annual salary of $45,610. The second highest paying city/area in Maine State is Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $43,030). The lowest paying area is Northeast Maine nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $35,120.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Portland-South Portland-Biddeford
$45,610
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area
$43,030
Bangor
$38,480
Lewiston-Auburn
$36,700
Northeast Maine nonmetropolitan area
$35,120




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