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