• Find A Program

Salaries for 911 Operators in Maryland

According to the Maryland Department of Labor, Division of Workforce Development and Adult Learning, there is an average hourly wage of $20.25 among 911 operators in Maryland, making the average salary $42,120. This average is actually about 9.8% higher than the national average.

Baltimore is the best paying area in Maryland for 911 dispatchers, and in fact, more 911 dispatchers work in Baltimore than in any other locality in the state.

  • Entry Salary: $37,644
  • Median Salary: $45,562
  • Experienced Salary: $49,261

The City of Baltimore, Department of Human Resources, provides the following more specific salary information:

911 Operator

  • Minimum: $35,253
  • Maximum: $42,478

911 Lead Operator

  • Minimum: $36,666
  • Maximum: $44,228

911 Operator Supervisor

  • Minimum: $39,718
  • Maximum: $48,120

The City of Baltimore also has dispatchers who work specifically dispatching for either the Police Department or the Fire Department:

Salary Level
Emergency Dispatcher (Police)
Minimum
$38155
Maximum
$46122

In Carroll and Howard Counties, which include towns like Manchester and Columbia respectively, salaries for 911 dispatchers include:

  • Entry Salary: $35,003
  • Median Salary: $41,895
  • Experienced Salary: $47,656

The table here includes various salaries among emergency operators throughout Maryland:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Baltimore-Towson MD
640
44240
Salisbury MD
30
37340
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division
1000
44430
Upper Eastern Shore nonmetropolitan area
90
34520

Back to Top