Fleet Dispatcher (Trucking & Transportation) Salary

Median pay for Trucking and Transportation Fleet Dispatchers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $15.36 per hour. Overall cash earnings for Trucking and Transportation Fleet Dispatchers stretch from $26K on the lower end to $58K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $7K from bonuses and $5K from profit sharing. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by the company, followed by years of experience and location. 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 over one-half. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Trucking and Transportation Fleet Dispatchers making up 57 percent of survey respondents. The majority of Trucking and Transportation Fleet Dispatchers claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$29,600 - $60,783
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$43K
$61K
MEDIAN: $42,889
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$11.08 - $20.47
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MEDIAN: $15.36
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$29,600 - $60,783  
   
Bonus
$493.16 - $7,013  
Profit Sharing
$244.68 - $5,152  
Commission
$-0.50 - $14,899  
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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$25,512 - $58,198  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,027
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.08 - $20.47  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.69  
Overtime
$17.52 - $31.02  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$493.16 - $7,013  
   
Commission
$-0.50 - $14,899  
Profit Sharing
$244.68 - $5,152  
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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$25,512 - $58,198  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,028

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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

  • Prioritize time sensitive cargo.
  • Notify drivers of pick-up and delivery assignments.
  • Dispatch drivers for shipment pick-ups and deliveries.
  • Update shipment tracking system and maintain timely data integrity.

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. Trucking and Transportation Fleet Dispatchers most often move into positions as Operations Managers or Dispatch Managers; those groups report median salaries that are $20K higher and $5K higher, 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 among the top companies that take on many Trucking and Transportation Fleet Dispatchers. For Trucking and Transportation Fleet Dispatchers, comfortable salaries can be found at Federal Express Corporation (FedEx); in fact, median earnings sit around $52K, the highest in the area. Sunbelt Rentals, Inc., Swift Transportation Corporation, and United Parcel Service (UPS), Inc. are a few other companies that offer generous salaries, with Trucking and Transportation Fleet Dispatchers earning around $43K, $41K, or $40K at each firm, respectively.

Also sliding in at the lower end of the scale are Republic Services Inc ($35K), Waste Management, Inc. ($37K), and The Kenan Advantage Group ($40K).

Popular Skills for Fleet Dispatcher (Trucking & Transportation)


Survey results imply that Trucking and Transportation Fleet Dispatchers deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Problem Solving, Inventory Management, and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 29 percent, 10 percent, and 6 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Oral / Verbal Communication, Microsoft Office, and Data Entry. Most people experienced in Customer Service also know 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: $39,059

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

Minneapolis is home to an above-average pay rate for Trucking and Transportation Fleet Dispatchers, 8 percent higher than the national average. Trucking and Transportation Fleet Dispatchers will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+7 percent), Phoenix (+7 percent), Jacksonville (+6 percent), and Dallas (+5 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in a Trucking and Transportation Fleet Dispatcher's salary, with Orlando Trucking and Transportation Fleet Dispatchers earning salaries that are 22 percent less than the national average. Portland and San Antonio are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries tend to be 9 percent less than the median.

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Key Stats for Fleet Dispatcher (Trucking & Transportation)

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 329 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Fleet Dispatcher (Trucking & Transportation) Salaries

▲25%

▲14%

▲4%

National Average
$39,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Fleet Dispatcher (Trucking & Transportation) Salaries

Problem Solving
▲29%

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 329 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
no benefits
None: 30%