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Fleet Dispatcher (Trucking & Transportation) Salary

Trucking and Transportation Fleet Dispatchers in the United States are not likely to strike it rich; they only make around $41K per year on average. Individual bonuses, profit sharing and commission for Trucking and Transportation Fleet Dispatchers — as high as $4K, $6K and $12K, respectively — each contribute to the degree of variation within overall compensation, ranging from $24K to $54K. The company is the main element affecting pay for this group — the particular city and years of experience are driving factors as well. Male Trucking and Transportation Fleet Dispatchers are more prevalent than women among those who took the survey — 61 percent of professionals. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and slightly less than a third lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by the larger part and dental coverage is claimed by just over a half. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers.
$29,227 - $57,596
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$29K
$41K
$58K
MEDIAN: $40,752
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$10.00 - $19.81
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$14
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$29,227 - $57,596  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,112  
Profit Sharing
$489.36 - $5,918  
Commission
$0.00 - $11,635  
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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$24,349 - $54,455  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,474
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.00 - $19.81  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.03 - $3.18  
Overtime
$14.67 - $29.57  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,112  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $11,635  
Profit Sharing
$489.36 - $5,918  
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).
)
$24,349 - $54,455  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,279
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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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While Trucking and Transportation Fleet Dispatchers do not often become Terminal Managers, the job pays $62K per year on average. When Trucking and Transportation Fleet Dispatchers are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Operations Managers or Trucking & Transportation Fleet Managers. Those roles pay an additional $22K and $15K, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Fleet Dispatcher (Trucking & Transportation)


Trucking and Transportation Fleet Dispatchers flock to United Parcel Service (UPS), Inc., Swift Transportation Corporation, The Kenan Advantage Group, Federal Express Corporation (FedEx), and Republic Services Inc, highly regarded companies that employ a generous number of people in this profession. Federal Express Corporation (FedEx) attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $52K.

Popular Skills for Fleet Dispatcher (Trucking & Transportation)


Trucking and Transportation Fleet Dispatchers seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Operations Management, Scheduling, Logistics, and Customer Relationship Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 14 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Office. Most people familiar with Customer Service also know Customer Relations, Logistics, and Operations Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Fleet Dispatcher (Trucking & Transportation)

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $34K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $39K. Trucking and Transportation Fleet Dispatchers bring in $43K after working for 10 to 20 years. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $46K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Trucking and Transportation Fleet Dispatchers that is 32 percent greater than the national average, Seattle offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Trucking and Transportation Fleet Dispatchers will also find cushy salaries in St. Louis (+10 percent), Portland (+10 percent), New York (+10 percent), and Columbus (+8 percent). Trailing the national average by 8 percent, Cleveland is the market with the smallest paychecks. Workers in Tampa and Los Angeles earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (7 percent less).

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Experience Affects Fleet Dispatcher (Trucking & Transportation) Salaries




National Average
$37,000


Skills That Affect Fleet Dispatcher (Trucking & Transportation) Salaries




Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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Customer Relations
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Systems Computer/Console Operations
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Microsoft Excel
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National Average
$37,000

Customer Service
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Data Entry
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Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 507 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 67% dental benefits Dental: 52%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 31%