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Salaries for 911 Operators in Idaho

The Idaho Occupational Employment & Wage Survey 2013, which was reviewed and released by the Idaho Department of Labor, found that salaries for 911 operators in Idaho typically started out around $25,313.60 but then averaged $38,313.60. The median salary was $33,030.40. The survey further reported 911 dispatchers in the top ten percent earning $46,987.20, which was nearly 30% more than the statewide average.

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The survey also provided salary information for some of the largest cities in the state:

Boise City – Nampa
Idaho Falls
Starting: $28059.20
Starting: $27393.60
Average: $36025.60
Average: $33404.80
Median: $34444.80
Median: $30721.60

The City of Idaho Falls provided more detailed 911 dispatch job/salary information:

Emergency Telecommunications Specialist – Trainee

  • Starting Salary: $33,675.20

Emergency Telecommunications Specialist

  • Minimum: $33,675.20
  • Maximum: $45,947.20

Dispatch Supervisor

  • Minimum: $40,060.80
  • Maximum: $55,244.80

Nationally, the Bureau of Labor Statistics expects the occupation as a whole to grow by roughly 12% between 2010 and 2020. However, in Idaho, 911 operators are seeing a bit more demand than their national counterparts. The Idaho Department of Labor expects occupational growth of 13.9% over the same period of time.

The table below is provided by the U.S. Department of Labor and further details some of the 911 operator salaries in Idaho:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Boise City-Nampa ID
180
36020
Coeur dAlene ID
50
Estimate Not Released
Idaho Falls ID
30
33410
Logan UT-ID
40
33430
Southcentral Idaho nonmetropolitan area
40
29990
East Idaho nonmetropolitan area
60
27960

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