Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatcher Salary Information in Minnesota

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$39,810
25th Percentile Wage
$45,000
50th Percentile Wage
$52,280
75th Percentile Wage
$63,280
90th Percentile Wage
$72,790

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers in Minnesota in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $72,790. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $52,280. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $39,810.

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
$52,280
4.86% 10.71%
2016
$49,740
2.17% -
2015
$48,660
-0.62% -
2014
$48,960
3.35% -
2013
$47,320
1.35% -
2012
$46,680
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers in some Minnesota cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers in state of Minnesota ranges from $43,980 to $53,380. The highest paying area for police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers in Minnesota is Rochester with a median annual salary of $53,380. The second highest paying city/area in Minnesota State is St Cloud (mean annual salary $47,920). The lowest paying area is Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $43,980.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Rochester
$53,380
St Cloud
$47,920
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$47,060
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$45,830
Northeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$44,270
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$43,980




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