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Salaries for 911 Operators in South Dakota

Statistics provided by the South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation, Labor Market Information Center, indicate an average 911 operator salary in South Dakota of $31,347. Those in the top 25% percent bracket have been found to average $35,719, while those in the top ten percent have been reported to average $39,623.

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It is also important to note that salary often varies regionally, as seen here:

  • Central, average $29,189
  • East, average $30,282
  • West, average $29,683

In addition, the U.S. Department of Labor, through its Bureau of Labor Statistics, reports a statewide median salary among 911 dispatchers of $28,330. The Department also reports those in the top 25th percentile earning $30,840, on average, and those in the top 90th percentile earning $35,430.

The chart below shows all salary figures provided by the U.S. Department of Labor:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Sioux City IA-NE-SD
40
28340
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area
130
29600
Western South Dakota nonmetropolitan area
70
29010