Salary

Communications Specialist I - Pay Grade 18 - Step 8
  • Hourly - $14.30
  • Annually -$29,744
Applicants may be hired at a Communications Specialist II level, if the applicant has a minimum of 2 years of emergency services dispatching experience.

Communications Specialist II - Pay Grade 20 - Step 8
  • Hourly - $15.75
  • Annually -$32,760
Promotions
After 2 years of service, Communications Specialists I are eligible for promotion to Communications Specialists II and receive an accompanying salary increase. With additional years of service, promotions may become available for Communications Specialist Supervisor.

Retirement
Communications Specialists are members of the Kansas Public Employees' Retirement System. Members may retire with full benefits at the age of 65, at age 62 with 10 years of service credits, or at any age when combined age and years of service equal 85 credits.