Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatcher Salary Information in Michigan

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$28,740
25th Percentile Wage
$34,770
50th Percentile Wage
$41,980
75th Percentile Wage
$48,460
90th Percentile Wage
$54,590

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers in Michigan in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $54,590. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $41,980. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $28,740.

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
$41,980
2.67% 5.55%
2016
$40,860
1.10% -
2015
$40,410
1.34% -
2014
$39,870
-1.08% -
2013
$40,300
1.61% -
2012
$39,650
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers in some Michigan cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers in state of Michigan ranges from $37,920 to $47,230. The highest paying area for police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers in Michigan is Lansing-East Lansing with a median annual salary of $47,230. The second highest paying city/area in Michigan State is Ann Arbor (mean annual salary $46,250). The lowest paying area is Northeast Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $37,920.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Lansing-East Lansing
$47,230
Ann Arbor
$46,250
South Bend-Mishawaka
$46,090
Kalamazoo-Portage
$44,500
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills
$43,940
Jackson
$43,890
Niles-Benton Harbor
$43,530
Saginaw-Saginaw Township North
$42,880
Detroit-Warren-Livonia
$42,790
Battle Creek
$42,740
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$41,460
Grand Rapids-Wyoming
$41,100
Flint
$40,840
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn
$39,860
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$39,760
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$38,370
Northeast Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$37,920




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