According to the Kentucky Labor Market Information (KYLMI), the average 911 operator salary in Kentucky is $29,265. The average entry-level salary is $18,328 while the average experienced-level salary is $43,566. Statistics provided by the KYLMI show that Louisville is the most lucrative area in the state for 911 operators where the average salary is $35,090.
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In fact, the average experienced-level salary in Louisville is 11.6% higher than the statewide average:
- Entry Level: $20,131
- Mean: $35,090
- Experienced: $49,305
The 2nd and 3rd highest paying locations in Kentucky are the Kentucky River area and the Lincoln Trail area, respectively:
The Cumberland Valley area actually ranks as the lowest paying area in Kentucky for 911 dispatchers:
- Entry Level: $17,162
- Mean: $28,066
- Experienced: $43,125
However, it is important to point out that the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports an average statewide salary of $32,450 with dispatchers in the top ten percent earning $45,600. In fact, the experienced-level salary in Louisville and the Kentucky River area is actually higher.
Emergency operator salaries in Kentucky, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, include: