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Salaries for 911 Operators in Wisconsin

According to CareerOneStop, a web portal supported by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, salaries for 911 operators in Wisconsin far exceed salaries among national counterparts. In fact, the median salary in Wisconsin among 911 dispatchers is $42,900 compared to just $36,300 nationally, which is a difference of 15.3%.

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Wisconsin’s Workforce and Labor Market Information System, also known as WORKnet, analyzes 911 dispatcher salaries by breaking them down by county, as seen here:

Salary Range
Milwaukee County (Milwaukee)
Brown County (Green Bay)
Entry
$33070
$42400
Average
$40400
$43850
Experienced
$44070
$44580

Based on this data, it appears that Green Bay is overall the most lucrative area in Wisconsin for 911 operators.

The City of Milwaukee reports the following pay rates among their 911 dispatchers:

Salary Range
Police Telecommunicator
Minimum
$31915
Maximum
$35305

Police telecommunicators employed on a seasonal basis receive wages between $12.24 and $15.18 per hour, depending on experience and scheduling.

This chart provides data reported by the U.S. Department of Labor regarding the salaries of 911 dispatchers in Wisconsin:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Duluth MN-WI
70
45410
Eau Claire WI
30
40530
Green Bay WI
100
43440
Lake County-Kenosha County IL-WI Metropolitan Division
170
46710
Madison WI
160
42510
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis WI
340
43500
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington MN-WI
750
50840
Oshkosh-Neenah WI
50
46080
Wausau WI
30
44250
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
90
41970
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
80
40430
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
100
39560

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