Fleet Dispatcher (Trucking & Transportation) Salary
Trucking and Transportation Fleet Dispatchers in the United States pull down an average of $15.38 per hour. Total incomes of Trucking and Transportation Fleet Dispatchers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $7K from bonuses and close to $6K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $26K and $58K. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by the specific employer, but experience level and location are influential factors as well. For the most part, Trucking and Transportation Fleet Dispatchers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Some workers in this field — slightly less than a third — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by the larger part and dental plans are enjoyed by a little over a half. Men working as Trucking and Transportation Fleet Dispatchers who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 54 percent. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
|Salary||$29,362 - $60,757|
|Bonus||$495.24 - $7,378|
|Profit Sharing||$246.58 - $5,960|
|Total Pay (|
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).)
|$25,542 - $57,899|
|Hourly Rate||$11.02 - $20.43|
|Overtime||$16.99 - $30.82|
|Bonus||$495.24 - $7,378|
|Profit Sharing||$246.58 - $5,960|
|Total Pay (||$25,542 - $57,899|
Job Description for Fleet Dispatcher (Trucking & Transportation)
Fleet dispatchers track and manage drivers. They assign drivers routes, destinations, and timelines, as well as keep in touch with drivers who are on the road. Dispatchers interact with clients and drivers to keep up-to-date information on routes and schedules. Because a dispatcher interacts with the client to address any concerns or route changes, some customer service experience is helpful. Dispatchers usually work out of a company office managing digital/physical route and driver files and answer calls from the fleet and customers.Read More...
Dispatchers also are often the first level of fleet manager. They monitor driver's schedules, keep track of substitute drivers, and assign them to routes when they are needed. They ensure that client and legal obligations are met. Dispatchers also are often in charge of ordering regular maintenance on vehicles by coordinating with either the in-house mechanics division or a third-party source.
A dispatcher's work schedule often depends on the company's delivery schedule, as there is a need for a dispatcher on call whenever a driver is on the road. The trucking and transportation dispatcher position usually exists within the wholesale, warehousing, or third-party delivery business. A minimum of a high school diploma is desired for the fleet dispatcher role. Having customer service, managerial, and phone-routing experience is more important for this role than higher education.
Fleet Dispatcher (Trucking & Transportation) Tasks
- Dispatch drivers for shipment pick-ups and deliveries.
- Update shipment tracking system and maintain timely data integrity.
- Prioritize time sensitive cargo.
- Notify drivers of pick-up and delivery assignments.
Common Career Paths for Fleet Dispatcher (Trucking & Transportation)
Trucking and Transportation Fleet Dispatchers who go on to become Terminal Managers may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Terminal Managers is $63K annually. When Trucking and Transportation Fleet Dispatchers are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Operations Managers or Dispatch Managers. Those roles pay an additional $20K and $5K, respectively.
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Popular Employer Salaries for Fleet Dispatcher (Trucking & Transportation)
United Parcel Service (UPS), Inc., Swift Transportation Corporation, Republic Services Inc, Federal Express Corporation (FedEx), and The Kenan Advantage Group are all popular places to work. Federal Express Corporation (FedEx) offers the largest salaries in town — $52K on average. Other big spenders include Sunbelt Rentals, Inc., Swift Transportation Corporation, and United Parcel Service (UPS), Inc., top-paying firms where Trucking and Transportation Fleet Dispatchers see paychecks nearing $43K, $41K, or $40K.
A few other companies with smaller-than-average paychecks include Republic Services Inc ($35K), Waste Management, Inc. ($37K), and The Kenan Advantage Group ($40K).
Popular Skills for Fleet Dispatcher (Trucking & Transportation)
Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, facility with Problem Solving, Inventory Management, and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 28 percent, 10 percent, and 6 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Oral / Verbal Communication, Microsoft Office, and Data Entry. Most people skilled in Customer Service are similarly competent in Logistics and Customer Relations.
Pay by Experience Level for Fleet Dispatcher (Trucking & Transportation)
Pay by Experience for a Fleet Dispatcher (Trucking & Transportation) has a positive trend. An entry-level Fleet Dispatcher (Trucking & Transportation) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 1,171 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Fleet Dispatcher (Trucking & Transportation) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 587 salaries. An experienced Fleet Dispatcher (Trucking & Transportation) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 505 salaries. A Fleet Dispatcher (Trucking & Transportation) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 214 salaries.
Pay Difference by Location
Trucking and Transportation Fleet Dispatchers will find that Minneapolis offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 8 percent. Trucking and Transportation Fleet Dispatchers will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+7 percent), Phoenix (+7 percent), Jacksonville (+6 percent), and Dallas (+5 percent). Trucking and Transportation Fleet Dispatchers in Orlando take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 22 percent less than the national average. Workers in Portland and San Antonio earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (10 percent less and 9 percent less, respectively).
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