Salaries for 911 Operators in Arizona

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:

Arizona City
Median Annual Salary
Flagstaff
$37333
Phoenix
$44377
Prescott
$36714
Tucson
$37216
Yuma
$34019


Salary also varied by county:

Arizona County
Median Annual Wage
Maricopa (Phoenix/Mesa/Glendale)
$44832
Pima (Tucson)
$37216
Apache
$26615

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:

Job Title
Hourly Minimum/Maximum Wage
Public Safety Dispatcher
$15.32 - $23.84

Lead Public Safety Dispatcher

$16.79 - $26.09
Police Service Operator
$14.10 - $21.92

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:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Flagstaff AZ
100
39180
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale AZ
1200
44000
Prescott AZ
90
38480
Tucson AZ
320
38450
Yuma AZ
80
34980
North Arizona nonmetropolitan area
170
30170
Southeast Arizona nonmetropolitan area
Estimate Not Released
30710

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