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Salaries for 911 Operators in Oregon

According to the Oregon Labor Market Information System, a division of the Oregon Employment Department, there is an average 911 operator salary in Oregon of $51,221. This is an average hourly rate of $24.63. Salaries among 911 operators in Oregon are significantly higher than the national average, which the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports to be $38,010. In Oregon, Multnomah and Washington are by far the highest paying areas with an average salary there of $58,070.

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It is also worth mentioning that most regions in Oregon are in keeping with the national occupational growth rate reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which is about 12%. However, in the Clatsop, Columbia, and Tillamook areas, 911 dispatchers are encountering slightly better growth at 14.6%.

The Oregon Labor Market Information System provides these average 911 operator salaries by region:

  • Multnomah/Washington: $58,070
  • Jackson/Josephine: $53,858
  • Lane: $53,396
  • Benton/Lincoln/Linn: $49,287
  • Crook/Deschutes/Jefferson: $46,746
  • Marion/Polk/Yamhill: $45,859
  • Morrow/Umatilla: $40,578

The City of Portland offers the following rank structure and salary schedule to their 911 operators:

Emergency Communications Call Taker

  • Entry: $41,259
  • 1 Year: $43,334
  • 2 Years: $45,488
  • 3 Years: $47,760
  • 4 Years: $50,151
  • 5 Years: $53,688

Emergency Communications Dispatch – Senior

  • Entry: $52,858
  • 1 Year: $55,506
  • 2 Years: $58,312
  • 3 Years: $61,197
  • 4 Years: $64,260
  • 5 Years: $68,765

In the table below are shown some of the salaries among 911 dispatchers throughout Oregon:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Eugene-Springfield OR
80
52190
Medford OR
70
54730
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro OR-WA
410
55910
Salem OR
140
44600
Coastal Oregon nonmetropolitan area
60
42850
Southern Oregon and Linn County nonmetropolitan area
50
43570
North Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area
90
41510

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