The Arizona Department of Administration found the median 911 operator salary in Arizona to be $40,043, but professionals in the top ten percent averaged almost 30% more at $55,700. Overall, the salary among emergency dispatchers in Arizona varied between cities but was highest in the Phoenix metropolitan area:
Salary also varied by county:
The City of Tucson, however, offers two dispatch positions and differentiates titles between them as follows: Public Safety Dispatcher and Police Service Operator. Salaries for these positions include:
Lead Public Safety Dispatcher
The Arizona Department of Administration predicts that the occupational growth rate for 911 operators statewide will be 11.2% through 2020, which is relatively close to the 12% estimate projected by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. However, the occupational outlook will be strongest in the Phoenix area where 12.5% growth is expected.
Additional 911 dispatcher salaries throughout the state: