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Dispatchers

Dispatchers - Wages & Trends

Wages for dispatchers vary by type. Wages also vary by the dispatcher's level of experience, education, and responsibility.

Full-time dispatchers often receive benefits. Typical benefits include health insurance, sick leave, and paid vacation. Some employers also provide a retirement plan.

Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance (SOC 43-5032)
Location
Pay Period
25%
Median
75%
Illinois Hourly $16.96 $22.54 $28.90
Yearly $35,282 $46,888 $60,120
    Champaign Area Hourly $11.13 $14.28 $17.69
Yearly $23,159 $29,709 $36,790
    Charleston-Effingham-Centralia Area Hourly $12.56 $20.66 $29.21
Yearly $26,116 $42,982 $60,756
    Cook County Hourly $17.17 $22.76 $30.02
Yearly $35,704 $47,331 $62,434
    Decatur Area Hourly $17.03 $23.47 $30.40
Yearly $35,432 $48,818 $63,231
    Dekalb-Elgin-Aurora Area Hourly $17.43 $21.72 $26.84
Yearly $36,263 $45,176 $55,824
    Du Page County Hourly $19.89 $26.19 $29.33
Yearly $41,365 $54,473 $61,012
    Edwardsville Area Hourly $18.86 $24.68 $31.39
Yearly $39,237 $51,338 $65,287
    Jacksonville-Carlinville-Litchfield Area Hourly $17.65 $23.89 $28.86
Yearly $36,712 $49,682 $60,029
    Kankakee-Morris-Pontiac Area Hourly $17.50 $22.16 $28.04
Yearly $36,395 $46,100 $58,321
    Lake County Hourly $18.94 $25.71 $31.41
Yearly $39,401 $53,470 $65,335
    McHenry County Hourly $17.28 $21.60 $25.10
Yearly $35,942 $44,935 $52,205
    Mt. Vernon-Marion-Carbondale Area Hourly $20.04 $22.43 $25.05
Yearly $41,690 $46,648 $52,112
    Northwest Illinois Area Hourly $16.18 $21.99 $30.07
Yearly $33,657 $45,748 $62,549
    Peoria-Bloomington Area Hourly $15.79 $20.85 $25.93
Yearly $32,844 $43,374 $53,937
    Quincy-Macomb-Galesburg Area Hourly $14.93 $19.45 $27.84
Yearly $31,056 $40,464 $57,902
    Rock Island-Moline Area Hourly $18.92 $25.84 $29.39
Yearly $39,361 $53,748 $61,140
    Rockford Area Hourly $12.93 $17.32 $25.86
Yearly $26,885 $36,020 $53,792
    Shawnee National Forest Area Hourly $13.57 $15.10 $18.35
Yearly $28,216 $31,406 $38,168
    Springfield Area Hourly $13.42 $15.28 $19.11
Yearly $27,917 $31,789 $39,747
    St. Louis-Belleville Area Hourly $14.82 $22.46 $28.69
Yearly $30,831 $46,721 $59,679
    Vermilion County Hourly $19.64 $28.66 $35.16
Yearly $40,846 $59,617 $73,130
    Will County Hourly $14.54 $17.61 $23.02
Yearly $30,252 $36,639 $47,890
United States Hourly $15.63 $19.70 $25.67
Yearly $32,510 $40,980 $53,400

Public safety telecommunicators (SOC 43-5031)

Location
Pay Period
25%
Median
75%
Illinois Hourly $20.47 $26.68 $33.43
Yearly $42,570 $55,497 $69,533
    Champaign Area Hourly $21.71 $24.96 $30.39
Yearly $45,147 $51,917 $63,202
    Charleston-Effingham-Centralia Area Hourly $16.52 $18.88 $25.25
Yearly $34,356 $39,260 $52,520
    Cook County Hourly $23.96 $30.85 $37.72
Yearly $49,840 $64,173 $78,457
    Dekalb-Elgin-Aurora Area Hourly $21.21 $26.78 $31.82
Yearly $44,116 $55,698 $66,196
    Edwardsville Area Hourly $22.75 $26.16 $29.40
Yearly $47,316 $54,409 $61,154
    Jacksonville-Carlinville-Litchfield Area Hourly $19.12 $22.39 $26.11
Yearly $39,766 $46,566 $54,313
    Kankakee-Morris-Pontiac Area Hourly $19.73 $26.54 $32.73
Yearly $41,046 $55,211 $68,086
    Lake County Hourly $25.69 $30.98 $36.96
Yearly $53,436 $64,431 $76,883
    McHenry County Hourly $25.57 $29.89 $34.00
Yearly $53,195 $62,174 $70,716
    Mt. Vernon-Marion-Carbondale Area Hourly $20.61 $22.71 $25.02
Yearly $42,863 $47,238 $52,052
    Northwest Illinois Area Hourly $17.25 $21.22 $25.81
Yearly $35,885 $44,128 $53,679
    Peoria-Bloomington Area Hourly $15.79 $20.33 $24.63
Yearly $32,841 $42,281 $51,234
    Quincy-Macomb-Galesburg Area Hourly $16.80 $20.30 $23.74
Yearly $34,945 $42,219 $49,380
    Rock Island-Moline Area Hourly $19.99 $24.18 $29.31
Yearly $41,574 $50,292 $60,973
    Rockford Area Hourly $20.92 $23.91 $31.07
Yearly $43,508 $49,739 $64,631
    Shawnee National Forest Area Hourly $15.85 $18.98 $24.27
Yearly $32,972 $39,475 $50,483
    Springfield Area Hourly $17.55 $23.12 $33.25
Yearly $36,496 $48,086 $69,160
    St. Louis-Belleville Area Hourly $18.47 $22.08 $24.64
Yearly $38,424 $45,927 $51,251
    Vermilion County Hourly $17.45 $20.83 $23.57
Yearly $36,298 $43,332 $49,020
    Will County Hourly $21.38 $30.03 $35.29
Yearly $44,476 $62,459 $73,410
United States Hourly $16.65 $20.82 $26.14
Yearly $34,630 $43,290 $54,370

Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.