The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) identifies the salaries for 911 operators in Illinois by entry, median, and experienced levels. The median salary has been reported as $44,838, which is an hourly rate of $21.56. Though the starting salary is $28,551, experienced 911 operators in Illinois find themselves averaging $54,106, an astounding 53% more than entry-level dispatchers.
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The Illinois Department of Employment Security finds that 911 operators in Springfield are the highest paid in the state with a median salary that is 32% higher than the statewide median. The IDES also further breaks down salary figures among 911 operators by location, as seen here:
Another way to look at the salaries among 911 dispatchers in Illinois is by county:
Below are additional salaries of 911 dispatchers across Illinois, as provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics: