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Salaries for 911 Operators in Illinois

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:

Illinois City
Median Salary
Champaign
$44460
Chicago
$51825
Peoria
$42171
Rockford
$44953
Springfield
$65630

Another way to look at the salaries among 911 dispatchers in Illinois is by county:

Illinois County
Median Salary
Cook (Chicago)
$52246
Kane (Aurora)
$46083
Winnebago (Rockford)
$43810
Will (Joliet)
$42109

Below are additional salaries of 911 dispatchers across Illinois, as provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Cape Girardeau-Jackson MO-IL
40
29850
Champaign-Urbana IL
60
43930
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville IL Metropolitan Division
1980
50370
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville IL-IN-WI
2620
46620
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island IA-IL
170
44390
Lake County-Kenosha County IL-WI Metropolitan Division
170
46710
Peoria IL
100
42770
Rockford IL
40
47840
St. Louis MO-IL
1170
34900
Springfield IL
100
59240
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area
160
38550
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
190
31900
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
130
30190
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area
170
32950

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