According to data compiled by the Maine Center for Workforce Research and Information, salaries for 911 operators in Maine are largely dependent on experience and geographic location. The average among 911 dispatchers in Maine is $38,090. However, those in the top ten percent earn, on average, $47,460, which is a difference of almost 20%.
Some of the other salary brackets include:
- 25th Percentile: $32,940
- Median Salary: $37,510
- 75th Percentile: $43,880
According to statistics reported by the U.S. Department of Labor, it appears that the Portland and Biddeford areas are the highest paying for 911 operators in Maine. The median salary in those areas is $41,040, and professionals in the top ten percent there average $47,540. However, experienced 911 dispatchers seem to fare best in Bangor where those in the top ten percent earn $50,740, which is about 6.5% more than that statewide experienced-level average.
The table here shows salaries among emergency operators throughout Maine: