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Salaries for 911 Operators in South Carolina

According to SC Works, which is the online labor market portal of the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce, there is a median 911 dispatcher salary in SC of $30,560. This is equivalent to an hourly rate of $14.69.

SC Works reports the highest median salary among 911 dispatchers in the Greenville area and the lowest in the lower Savannah area. Here are some of the salary figures reported by SC Works:

Salary Range
Greenville
Trident
Entry Level
$25421
$26583
Median
$33370
$31852
Experienced
$37616
$34720

In Columbia, 911 dispatchers are titled and paid as:

  • Communications Call Taker
    • Minimum: $24,784
    • Maximum: $32,219
  • Telecommunicator
    • Minimum: $29,500
    • Maximum: $38,350

Additional 911 dispatcher salaries throughout South Carolina are shown in the table below:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Augusta-Richmond County GA-SC
160
29480
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville SC
180
32010
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill NC-SC
730
34890
Columbia SC
230
31380
Florence SC
60
29560
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley SC
200
31320
Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach SC
70
29140
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
150
29300
Pee Dee South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
100
23970
Lower Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
80
29380

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