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Salaries for 911 Operators in New Jersey

The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development has found the average among salaries for 911 operators in New Jersey to be $43,540, which is an hourly rate of $20.95. In the top 25%, emergency dispatchers are earning $52,170 per year, about 16.5% above the statewide average. The Department additionally provides more detailed information by county.

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For example, in Essex, Hunterdon, Morris, Sussex, and Union Counties including the Newark area, 911 dispatchers are paid as follows:

  • Average: $44,470
  • Top 50%: $43,800
  • Top 25%: $50,950

For 911 dispatchers in Bergen, Hudson, and Passaic Counties including Jersey City:

  • Average: $40,470
  • Top 50%: $37,920
  • Top 25%: $48,190

One of the best paying areas in the state for 911 operators is Atlantic County, which encompasses Atlantic City. In this area, 911 dispatchers earn the following:

  • Average: $44,650
  • Top 50%: $43,550
  • Top 25%: $54,620

The table here shows salaries for 911 dispatchers in New Jersey by city, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton PA-NJ
90
39600
Atlantic City-Hammonton NJ
190
44650
Camden NJ Metropolitan Division
380
43300
Edison-New Brunswick NJ Metropolitan Division
960
45090
Newark-Union NJ-PA Metropolitan Division
720
44140
New York-White Plains-Wayne NY-NJ Metropolitan Division
2490
42940
Ocean City NJ
90
36800
Trenton-Ewing NJ
270
47140
Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton NJ
40
41330

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