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Salaries for 911 Operators in Washington

The Employment Security Department of Washington State reports an average statewide 911 dispatcher salary of $51,687, which far exceeds the national average of $38,010 published by the U.S. Department of Labor. For professionals in the top 75th percentile, the annual salary is even higher at $58,843. Salaries among 911 operators have been determined to be highest in the Portland/Vancouver metropolitan area where the average is $56,675 and the following other averages throughout the state:

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  • Bremerton/Silverdale: $50,977
  • Seattle/Bellevue/Everett: $55,361
  • Tacoma: $54,314
  • Wenatchee: $48,870
  • Yakima: $46,544

Another way in which the Washington State Employment Security Department has analyzed salaries among 911 dispatchers is by county, as is shown here:

  • King County (Seattle): $57,114.52
  • Snohomish County (Everett): $52,979.74
  • Pierce County (Tacoma): $54,313.73

According to the City of Seattle, 911 operators are titled as Police Communications Dispatcher, of which there are three ranks plus managerial levels:

    • Police Communications Dispatcher I
      • Minimum: $48,880
      • Maximum: $56,742

 

    • Police Communications Dispatcher II
      • Minimum: $56,742
      • Maximum: $66,019

 

    • Police Communications Dispatcher III
      • Minimum: $63,564
      • Maximum: $76,232

 

  • Police Communications Dispatcher Supervisor
    • Minimum: $74,152
    • Maximum: $86,299

The table here shows salaries of 911 dispatchers throughout Washington:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Bremerton-Silverdale WA
70
50290
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro OR-WA
410
55910
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett WA Metropolitan Division
570
54610
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue WA
840
54290
Spokane WA
100
Estimate Not Released
Tacoma WA Metropolitan Division
Estimate Not Released
53580
Wenatchee-East Wenatchee WA
60
48210
Yakima WA
120
45920
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
90
44150
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area
40
47240
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area
40
43570

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