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Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers

Wages & Outlook

 

Typical Wages

Wages listed below are for a variety of experience and education levels. Make sure that you research the typical entry-level education and work experience and training requirements for this occupation.

This career: $27.53
Statewide median: $20.95

 

This career pays above the statewide median wage.


Wages for Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers *

Area Low Median High
U S
$16.11 $20.02 $25.35
Minnesota
$22.80 $27.53 $32.99
Central Minnesota
$22.05 $24.79 $28.40
Northeast Minnesota
$23.67 $27.28 $30.47
Northwest Minnesota
$19.35 $21.84 $24.23
Southeast Minnesota
$23.59 $27.98 $32.50
Southwest Minnesota
$19.40 $22.27 $25.44
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$26.19 $31.31 $36.02

* "Low" indicates 25% of workers earn less and 75% earn more.
"Median" indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
"High" indicates 75% of workers earn less and 25% earn more.

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Employment

In Minnesota, there are 1,280 workers employed in this small career.

Where do Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers most often work?

 

Current Demand

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This career is currently in moderate demand.

 

Future Demand

This career is seeing high growth compared to other careers.

There will be a need for about 1,376 new Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers to meet market demand between 2016-2026. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.

 

Employment Outlook for Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers
Area Employment Employment Change
2016 2026 Number Percent
U S 98,600 106,700 8,200 8.3%
Minnesota 1,364 1,474 110 8.1%
Minnesota Planning Regions 2016 2026 Number Percent
Northwest Minnesota 180 194 14 7.8%
Central Minnesota 109 124 15 13.8%
Northeast Minnesota 47 48 1 2.1%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 764 835 71 9.3%
Southeast Minnesota 128 137 9 7%
Southwest Minnesota 144 144 0 0%


Source: You can learn about our data sources in the About Us section.