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.

$29,362 - $60,757
$29K
$43K
$61K
MEDIAN: $43,152
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$11.02 - $20.43
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$0$60K
Salary $29,362 - $60,757
Bonus $495.24 - $7,378
Profit Sharing $246.58 - $5,960
Commission $1,900
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).
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$25,542 - $57,899
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,044
Hourly Data $0$30
Hourly Rate $11.02 - $20.43
Hourly Tips $2.69
Overtime $16.99 - $30.82
Annual Data $0$57K
Bonus $495.24 - $7,378
Commission $1,900
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).
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$25,542 - $57,899
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,064

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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.

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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)


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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.

Fleet Dispatcher (Trucking & Transportation) Job Listings

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

National Average: $39,145

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that 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).

Fleet Dispatcher (Trucking & Transportation) Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Fleet Dispatcher (Trucking & Transportation)?

Fleet Dispatcher (Trucking & Transportation) in Hendersonville:
Pros: I like that I can work at my own speed.
Cons: I get a lot of hours doing this job.

Fleet Dispatcher (Trucking & Transportation) in Los Angeles:
"Fast paced, attention to detail, organizing."
Pros: The schedule.
Cons: The unfair pay.

Fleet Dispatcher (Trucking & Transportation) in Carson:
"Multi tasking and fast pased work."
Pros: It can be a challenge and you learn on how to negotiate and handle all kinds of problems that drivers or customers may have. You will have to make the best and safest decision right at that moment.
Cons: When the volume of cargo orders slow down.

Fleet Dispatcher (Trucking & Transportation) in Flint:
"Dispatch."
Pros: Challenging work environment with colorful people.
Cons: Hours and stress can ruin your day.

Fleet Dispatcher (Trucking & Transportation) in Toledo:
"DO NOT WANT TO."
Pros: WORK WITH CHILDREN.
Cons: HAVING TO DO THIS ALL THE TIME.

Fleet Dispatcher (Trucking & Transportation) in Anchorage:
"LTL Dispatch Supervisor."
Pros: The quick pace and all of the planning involved.
Cons: Drivers tend to whine a lot. When we just need to get job done.

Fleet Dispatcher (Trucking & Transportation) in Charleston:
Pros: I like working for my terminal manager.
Cons: There is no team work, everyone is out for themselves. Departments are so divided & do not support each other. Corporate the same. Long term employees do what they want. Long hours. No perks for salary employees.

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Key Stats for Fleet Dispatcher (Trucking & Transportation)

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 390 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Fleet Dispatcher (Trucking & Transportation) Salaries

▲25%

▲14%

▲3%

National Average
$39,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Fleet Dispatcher (Trucking & Transportation) Salaries

Problem Solving
▲28%

Inventory Management
▲10%


Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
▲6%


▲2%


▲2%

▲1%


National Average
$39,000



▼5%


Oral / Verbal Communication
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 390 votes.

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
no benefits
None: 31%
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