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Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security

Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers

Operate radio, telephone, or computer equipment at emergency response centers.

Salary Breakdown

Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers

Average

$39,110

ANNUAL

$18.8

HOURLY

Entry Level

$28,970

ANNUAL

$13.93

HOURLY

Mid Level

$39,865

ANNUAL

$19.17

HOURLY

Expert Level

$50,760

ANNUAL

$24.40

HOURLY


Projected Jobs

Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers

2,260

Projected job openings through 2028


Sample Career Roadmap

Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers


Top Expected Tasks

Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers

Common knowledge, skills & abilities needed to get a foot in the door.

KNOWLEDGE

Customer and Personal Service

KNOWLEDGE

Public Safety and Security

KNOWLEDGE

Telecommunications

KNOWLEDGE

Clerical

KNOWLEDGE

English Language

SKILL

Active Listening

SKILL

Speaking

SKILL

Social Perceptiveness

SKILL

Critical Thinking

SKILL

Reading Comprehension

ABILITY

Oral Expression

ABILITY

Oral Comprehension

ABILITY

Speech Recognition

ABILITY

Problem Sensitivity

ABILITY

Selective Attention


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