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Salaries for 911 Operators in Connecticut

The Bureau of Labor Statistics, a division of the U.S. Department of Labor, reports a mean annual wage of $45,640 among 911 dispatchers. The Connecticut Department of Labor further delineates salaries as follows:

  • Median: $46,477
  • Average: $46,264
  • Entry Level: $34,070
  • Top ten percent: $59,979
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Another way to look at the salaries of 911 operators in Connecticut is by location. The Connecticut Department of Labor has broken down their salaries by the most populous and largest cities in the state:

  • Bridgeport/Stamford
    • Median: $42,909
    • Average: $43,618
    • Entry Level: $29,556

  • Hartford
    • Median: $49,792
    • Average: $48,433
    • Entry Level: $36,655

  • New Haven
    • Median: $46,984
    • Average: $47,592
    • Entry Level: $40,324

The entry-level salary for 911 operators in New Haven was the highest at $40,324, but the greatest financial potential was found in the Bridgeport/Stamford area where professionals in the top ten percent earned $64,977 compared to $59,249 in New Haven.

It is also important to note that wages for 911 dispatchers in Connecticut have consistently increased every year:

Year
Hourly Wage
2012
$22.17
2011
$21.80
2010
$21.40
2009
$21.06
2008
$20.66

The chart here shows 911 dispatcher salaries across the state:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk CT
320
43030
Danbury CT
50
48750
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford CT
400
47780
New Haven CT
360
46950
Norwich-New London CT-RI
80
43410
Springfield MA-CT
260
38240
Waterbury CT
120
41800
Worcester MA-CT
260
36770
Northwestern Connecticut nonmetropolitan area
40
44200

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