Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatcher Salary Information in North Carolina

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26,760
25th Percentile Wage
$30,060
50th Percentile Wage
$34,890
75th Percentile Wage
$39,430
90th Percentile Wage
$46,790

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers in North Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $46,790. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $34,890. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26,760.

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
$34,890
2.44% 8.51%
2016
$34,040
3.67% -
2015
$32,790
2.62% -
2014
$31,930
1.82% -
2013
$31,350
-1.82% -
2012
$31,920
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers in some North Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers in state of North Carolina ranges from $29,170 to $40,220. The highest paying area for police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers in North Carolina is Greenville with a median annual salary of $40,220. The second highest paying city/area in North Carolina State is Raleigh-Cary (mean annual salary $38,140). The lowest paying area is Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $29,170.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Greenville
$40,220
Raleigh-Cary
$38,140
Greensboro-High Point
$38,010
Durham-Chapel Hill
$37,070
Rocky Mount
$35,860
Asheville
$35,450
Fayetteville
$35,380
Burlington
$34,450
Wilmington
$34,200
Winston-Salem
$34,050
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$32,990
Jacksonville
$31,940
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton
$31,270
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$30,580
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$29,950
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$29,170




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