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Salaries for 911 Operators in Hawaii

According to the Hawaii Workforce Infonet, salaries for 911 operators in Hawaii included an average of $42,910 and a median of $42,390. The average beginning salary was found to be $35,710, and the average experienced-level salary was $46,510. The Infonet also pointed to the fact that nearly 90% of 911 dispatchers in Hawaii have more than 10 years of experience, and this is likely the reason for the average salary being so close to the experienced-level salary.

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The U.S. Department of Labor reported similar findings. By their report, 911 dispatchers in Hawaii earning in the top 25% percent were making $46,860 in 2012 and those in the top ten percent $54,870.

In the City and County of Honolulu, there are 3 levels of 911 operators in addition to a supervisory role:

  • Police Radio Dispatcher I
    • Minimum: $32,424
    • Maximum: $51,936
  • Police Radio Dispatcher II
    • Minimum: $36,516
    • Maximum: $58,440
  • Police Radio Dispatcher III
    • Minimum: $39,480
    • Maximum: $63,204
  • Supervising Police Radio Dispatcher
    • Minimum: $42,684
    • Maximum: $68,388

The Bureau of Labor Statistics has also charted the following salaries of emergency dispatchers in Hawaii:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area
100
42990

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