The salary statistics of police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$25,920|
|25th Percentile Wage||$31,700|
|50th Percentile Wage||$39,640|
|75th Percentile Wage||$50,370|
|90th Percentile Wage||$62,680|
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers is $62,680. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $39,640. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25,920. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 141% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
The average salaries of police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers in 10 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers occupations is the manufacturing sector with an annual salary $47,450. The lowest paying sector is the construction sector (annual salary $30,990).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
From the above tables we note that not only police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $18,730 to $66,050. The highest paying state for police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers is District of Columbia with a median annual salary of $66,050. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $18,730. For more salary information of police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.
|State Name||Median Annual Salary|
|District of Columbia|| |
|New Jersey|| |
|New York|| |
|Rhode Island|| |
|New Hampshire|| |
|North Dakota|| |
|New Mexico|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|South Dakota|| |
|South Carolina|| |
|West Virginia|| |
|Puerto Rico|| |