What is the base salary range for dispatchers, not including qualifying incentives?

Effective January 22, 2024, the annual base salary for Dispatcher I/II ranges from $89,820.36 - $117,899.04 per year. This does not include eligibility based incentives such as bilingual pay, communications training officer, shift differential pay, education incentive, and uniform allowance. Of note, all Dispatcher I applicants are automatically upgraded to Dispatcher II after successfully completing probation. Lateral dispatchers typically enter the Dispatcher II pay range.

POA Contractual Raises
January 22, 2024: Four percent (4%), plus an additional one percent (1%) for community-based training.
January 5, 2025: Three percent (3%), plus an additional one percent (1%) for community-based training.
January 4, 2026: Three percent (3%), plus an additional one percent (2%) for community-based training.

Salary Estimates


2024

2025

2026

Dispatcher I Step 1

$89,820.36 

$93,413.17 

$98,083.83 

Dispatcher II Step 5

$117,899.04 

$122,615.00 

$128,745.75 


For the most current salary and benefits, please read the San Mateo Police Officers’ Association Memorandum of Understanding (SMPOA MOU).

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1. What is the base salary range for dispatchers, not including qualifying incentives?
2. What incentives do you have if applicable?
3. What type of work schedule do your dispatchers have?
4. Do you offer a pension?
5. Is there lifetime medical for dispatchers?
6. What medical benefits are available?
7. How many vacation, and sick time hours would I receive?
8. Are there housing programs for dispatchers?