According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the median 911 dispatcher salary in DC is $42,440, which encompasses the Washington, Arlington, and Alexandria metropolitan area. The median is slightly lower, although not much, in the non-metropolitan area at $42,250.
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Dispatchers working in the Washington metropolitan area have an average hourly wage of $21.36. Those in the top ten percent average $64,230 and even those in the top 25% do very well at $53,000 per year.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics provides more detailed salary information about 911 dispatchers in DC below: