Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatcher Salary Information in Pennsylvania

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25,900
25th Percentile Wage
$31,870
50th Percentile Wage
$39,230
75th Percentile Wage
$46,150
90th Percentile Wage
$52,950

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $52,950. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $39,230. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25,900.

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
$39,230
5.07% 9.74%
2016
$37,240
1.48% -
2015
$36,690
-0.11% -
2014
$36,730
0.60% -
2013
$36,510
3.01% -
2012
$35,410
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers in some Pennsylvania cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers in state of Pennsylvania ranges from $29,840 to $47,900. The highest paying area for police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers in Pennsylvania is Newark-Union with a median annual salary of $47,900. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton (mean annual salary $43,770). The lowest paying area is Altoona with a median annual salary of $29,840.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Newark-Union
$47,900
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$43,770
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$42,050
Pittsburgh
$41,970
Reading
$41,120
Lancaster
$40,940
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$39,410
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$39,220
Philadelphia
$38,180
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$38,010
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$36,750
Lebanon
$36,090
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$35,920
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$35,640
Erie
$35,480
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$34,990
York-Hanover
$33,970
Johnstown
$33,110
State College
$31,180
Altoona
$29,840




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