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Salaries for 911 Operators in Kentucky

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:

Salary Level
Kentucky River
Entry Level
$23918
Mean
$34994
Experienced
$47138

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:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Bowling Green KY
60
35680
Cincinnati-Middletown OH-KY-IN
570
39040
Clarksville TN-KY
100
32280
Evansville IN-KY
50
33620
Huntington-Ashland WV-KY-OH
140
26440
Lexington-Fayette KY
140
35890
Louisville-Jefferson County KY-IN
380
35540
Owensboro KY
Estimate Not Released
34040
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
140
29890
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
250
25330
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
170
31730
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
190
33610

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