Salaries for 911 Operators in Florida

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity has found that the mean 911 operator salary in Florida is $39,561.60, which is the equivalent of $19.02 per hour. The department also reports that entry-level dispatchers typically start out around $13.36 per hour, or $27,788.80 per year, but that those who are experienced average about $21.85 per hour, or $45,448 per year, which is a difference of nearly 39%.

The City of Jacksonville divides their dispatchers into Fire and Police designations as follows:

  • Fire and Rescue Communications Officer
    • Minimum: $26,939.88
    • Maximum: $51,849.96
  • Fire and Rescue Communications Supervisor
    • Minimum: $31,121.28
    • Maximum: $62,493.96
  • Police Emergency Communications Officer
    • Minimum: $26,939.88
    • Maximum: $51,849.96

The City of Orlando also separates their 911 dispatchers similarly:

Emergency Communications Specialist I

  • Minimum: $27,976
  • Mid: $34,985
  • Maximum: $41,974

Fire Emergency Communications Specialist I

  • Minimum: $27,476.80
  • Mid: $27,892.80
  • Maximum: $28,308.80

Additional salary information regarding 911 operators in Florida is shown here:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Cape Coral-Fort Myers FL
130
37770
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach FL Metropolitan Division
850
46270
Jacksonville FL
380
Estimate Not Released
Lakeland-Winter Haven FL
150
32010
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach FL
1820
Estimate Not Released
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall FL Metropolitan Division
500
Estimate Not Released
North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota FL
230
36890
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford FL
880
35450
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville FL
240
34700
Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach FL
60
29520
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent FL
160
31410
Port St. Lucie FL
100
38720
Punta Gorda FL
60
38270
Tallahassee FL
150
31050
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater FL
710
37220
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach FL Metropolitan Division
460
50170
Northwest Florida nonmetropolitan area
100
28700
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area
200
30680
South Florida nonmetropolitan area
120
30940

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