Salaries for 911 Operators in Utah

It has been reported by the Utah Department of Workforce Services (DWS) that there is a median 911 dispatcher salary in UT of $34,730. The Utah DWS has also reported that the highest of wages among 911 dispatchers is found in the Provo and Orem areas where there is a median salary of $36,350. The salaries below, from lowest to highest, represent the difference in income by location:

Location/Median Salary

  • Bear River: $33,319
  • Salt Lake City: $34,540
  • Ogden/Clearfield: $35,660
  • Provo/Orem: $36,350

It is also important to note that the occupational outlook among 911 dispatchers in Utah is very strong by comparison to the national average. In fact, the Utah Department of Workforce Services expects an employment increase of 23% between 2010 and 2020. The employment outlook among 911 dispatchers nationally over the same time period is expected to be just 12%, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.

According to the City of Provo, the beginning salary for a 911 dispatcher is $26,784, which then can increase all the way up to $36,936. In Salt Lake City, 911 dispatchers are paid as follows:

Public Safety Dispatcher I
1 Year
4 Years
6 Years
8 Years

Additional salary figures reported by the U.S. Department of Labor regarding 911 dispatchers in Utah can be seen below:

Area name
Annual mean wage
Logan UT-ID
Ogden-Clearfield UT
Provo-Orem UT
Salt Lake City UT

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