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.
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: