Statistics provided by the Oklahoma Wage Network, which is an online database accessible through the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission, indicate an average salary among 911 dispatchers in Oklahoma of $27,508. The Oklahoma Wage Network reports those at entry level earning an average of $19,327 and those at the experienced level $31,599. The Network also reports that salaries for 911 operators in Oklahoma are slightly higher in the Oklahoma City area where there is an average of $32,274 and an experienced-level average of $38,192. Those salary figures are 14.7% and 17.2% higher, respectively, than the statewide averages.
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The City of Tulsa offers emergency 911 operators a beginning salary of $28,020. In Norman, Oklahoma, call takers are primarily responsible for answering non-emergency phone lines. However, they are expected to determine the nature of calls and if they require emergent assistance. Call takers in Norman receive a starting wage of $13.31 per hour, which is roughly $27,684 per year. Communications officers in Norman answer the 911 phone lines and are often required to handle several simultaneously. They receive a starting hourly wage of $16.80, which is about $34,944 per year.
Additional salary information is provided below by the U.S. Department of Labor: