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Salaries for 911 Operators in Oklahoma

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.

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:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Fort Smith AR-OK
150
28190
Oklahoma City OK
320
32110
Tulsa OK
300
31670
Northeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area
150
25550
Northwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area
200
26850
Southwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area
Estimate Not Released
24520
Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area
200
26790