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Salaries for 911 Operators in Nebraska

The Nebraska Department of Labor reports the median 911 operator salary in Nebraska currently is $31,224. Those at the experienced level average 13.7% more at $36,190. The Nebraska Department of Labor also reports the following salaries among 911 operators in Omaha and Lincoln:

Salary Level
Omaha
Entry Level
$33905
Median
$37206
Experienced
$40521

Omaha is the highest paying area in the state for beginners and those earning at the median wage level. However, 911 operators at the experienced level actually earn more, on average, in the Lincoln area. In Omaha, the current starting wage is between $16.39 and $18.60 per hour for the position of Police Information Operator.

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The City of Lincoln offers a 10-step pay schedule to their 911 dispatchers:

Emergency Service Dispatcher I

  • Step A: $36,377.12
  • Step B: $37,377.60
  • Step C: $38,409.28
  • Step J (maximum): $46,454.72

Emergency Service Dispatcher II

  • Step A: $42,192.80
  • Step B: $43,357.60
  • Step C: $44,547.36
  • Step J (maximum): $53,876.16

Emergency Service Dispatcher III

  • Step A: $48,713.60
  • Step B: $50,057.28
  • Step C: $51,432.16
  • Step J (maximum): $62,204.48

Additional salary information for 911 dispatchers throughout Nebraska is shown here:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Lincoln NE
Estimate Not Released
36460
Omaha-Council Bluffs NE-IA
280
37800
Sioux City IA-NE-SD
40
28340
Western Nebraska nonmetropolitan area
100
29800
Central Nebraska nonmetropolitan area
Estimate Not Released
27070
Northeastern Nebraska nonmetropolitan area
160
28050
Southeastern Nebraska nonmetropolitan area
100
28480

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