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Salaries for 911 Operators in Kansas

The Kansas Wage Survey, 2013 Edition, which is a publication of the Kansas Labor Information Center, reports median and average salaries for 911 operators in Kansas of $27,520 and $28,890 respectively. While the survey reports an entry-level salary of $21,500, it finds that those who fall into the “experienced” category average about $32,580.

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The survey also reports these salaries in the Wichita area:

  • Entry Level: $23,270
  • Average: $28,420
  • Median: $27,710
  • Experienced: $30,990

Incidentally, the survey reports that 911 operator salaries in Kansas City are much higher, and in fact average about 26% more, than Wichita:

  • Entry Level: $31,806
  • Average: $38,886
  • Median: $37,471
  • Experienced: $42,426

The City of Overland Park establishes salary based on a range of 20% below or 20% above the target rate of pay. These are generally considering starting and maximum salaries. For 911 dispatchers, this works as follows:

Police Dispatcher

  • Target Rate of Pay: $43,848
  • Range: 20% Below/Above: $35,078 – $52,617

Police Dispatcher Senior

  • Target Rate of Pay: $47,964
  • Range: 20% Below/Above: $38,371 – $57,556

Supervisor, Police Dispatch

  • Target Rate of Pay: $68,472
  • Range: 20% Below/Above: $54,777 – $82,166

The table below shows 911 dispatcher salaries in Kansas as published by the U.S Department of Labor:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Kansas City MO-KS
540
36140
Manhattan KS
40
32110
St. Joseph MO-KS
70
32940
Topeka KS
Estimate Not Released
30100
Wichita KS
200
28420
Kansas nonmetropolitan area
710
26730

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