Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatcher Salary Information in Missouri

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$22,440
25th Percentile Wage
$26,690
50th Percentile Wage
$33,610
75th Percentile Wage
$42,300
90th Percentile Wage
$51,950

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers in Missouri in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $51,950. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $33,610. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $22,440.

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
$33,610
-2.02% 11.84%
2016
$34,290
4.70% -
2015
$32,680
1.22% -
2014
$32,280
6.32% -
2013
$30,240
2.02% -
2012
$29,630
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Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers in Missouri Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers in some Missouri cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers in state of Missouri ranges from $25,600 to $40,640. The highest paying area for police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers in Missouri is St Louis with a median annual salary of $40,640. The second highest paying city/area in Missouri State is Kansas City (mean annual salary $39,420). The lowest paying area is North Missouri nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $25,600.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
St Louis
$40,640
Kansas City
$39,420
Columbia
$37,390
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers
$31,610
Jefferson City
$31,200
Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$30,140
Joplin
$30,040
Springfield
$30,010
Cape Girardeau-Jackson
$29,610
St Joseph
$29,050
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$28,570
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$27,590
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$25,600




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