Information About Police, Fire, And Ambulance Dispatchers

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Training

Police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers need moderate-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers
Training for Police, Fire, And Ambulance Dispatchers
Percent
Less than High School 6.0
High School 36.7
Some College 35.5
Associates Degree 10.5
Bachelors Degree 10.0
Masters Degree 1.1
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.2

Employment

Represents about 99,000 people in the United States- 0.0% of which are self-employed

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 17,000 more police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 38,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers make $18.01 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers $10.90 $13.50 $17.20 $21.60 $26.70
Office and administrative support occupations $9.13 $11.40 $15.00 $20.00 $25.90
National Average $8.65 $10.70 $16.50 $26.60 $41.00

Annual Salaries

On average, police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers make $37,460 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers $22,700 $28,240 $35,930 $45,120 $55,640
Office and administrative support occupations $18,980 $23,760 $31,250 $41,590 $53,880
National Average $18,000 $22,380 $34,460 $55,470 $85,280

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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