The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, through its Ohio Labor Market Information portal, reports a median 911 dispatcher salary in OH of $34,425. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports those in the top 25% averaging $44,630 and those in the top ten percent averaging $49,070.
Because salary typically fluctuates between cities, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services also looks at the median salary of 911 dispatchers by city and region:
- Columbus MSA: $37,462
- Toledo MSA: $36,031
- Cincinnati MSA: $35,970
- Cleveland, Elyria, Mentor MSA: $36,305
- Akron MSA: $35,096
- Dayton MSA: $37,524
Of interest is the fact that 911 dispatchers are among the occupations listed on the “High Employment Prospects in Ohio” list. This means that 911 dispatchers are earning a wage which exceeds the statewide median of all occupations combined in addition to having at least 100 job openings annually.
Emergency operators working for the City of Columbus are paid as follows:
Police Communications Technician
- Pay Range 25: $35,505 to $50,668
- Pay Range 26: $36,462 to $51,854
- Pay Range 27: $37,523 to $53,081
Emergency dispatchers employed by the City of Cincinnati are differentiated between those who dispatch for the Police Department and those who dispatch for the Fire Department:
Shown in the table below are 911 dispatcher salaries throughout Ohio: