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Fleet Dispatcher (Trucking & Transportation) Salary

Trucking and Transportation Fleet Dispatchers aren't exactly in the most profitable line of business; these folks earn a belt-tightening average of $41K per year. In the world of Trucking and Transportation Fleet Dispatchers, overall income ranges from $25K near the bottom to $55K at the top; this can include more than $4K from bonuses and more than $6K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. The company is the main element affecting pay for this group — career length and location are driving factors as well. Job satisfaction for Trucking and Transportation Fleet Dispatchers is high. While some workers in this profession — just under a third — do not have any health coverage, more than half do receive medical benefits and more than half have dental insurance. The majority of Trucking and Transportation Fleet Dispatchers (60 percent) survey respondents are male.

$29,489 - $58,737
(Median)
$29K
$41K
$59K
MEDIAN: $41,119
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$10.08 - $20.03
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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
$29,489 - $58,737  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,351  
Profit Sharing
$502 - $5,980  
Commission
$0.00 - $10,391  
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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$24,697 - $55,299  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,468
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.08 - $20.03  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.02 - $2.81  
Overtime
$14.63 - $29.94  
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 - $4,351  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $10,391  
Profit Sharing
$502 - $5,980  
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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$24,697 - $55,299  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,327

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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 $62K annually. Typical career progression for a Trucking and Transportation Fleet Dispatcher involves becoming an Operations Manager or a Fleet Manager of Trucking & Transportation, roles that pay $21K more and $14K more on average.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Fleet Dispatcher (Trucking & Transportation)


United Parcel Service (UPS), Inc., Swift Transportation Corporation, The Kenan Advantage Group, Federal Express Corporation (FedEx), and Republic Services Inc are all popular places to work. 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.

Popular Skills for Fleet Dispatcher (Trucking & Transportation)


Survey results imply that Trucking and Transportation Fleet Dispatchers deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in Operations Management, Scheduling, Logistics, and Customer Relationship Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 13 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Office and Data Entry. For most people, competency in Customer Service indicates knowledge of 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.


For many Trucking and Transportation Fleet Dispatchers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $34K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $40K. On average, Trucking and Transportation Fleet Dispatchers make $43K following one to two decades on the job. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Trucking and Transportation Fleet Dispatchers with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $48K.

Pay Difference by Location


Denver is home to an above-average pay rate for Trucking and Transportation Fleet Dispatchers, 13 percent higher than the national average. Trucking and Transportation Fleet Dispatchers will also find cushy salaries in St. Louis (+10 percent), New York (+9 percent), Dallas (+6 percent), and Portland (+5 percent). Trailing the national average by 9 percent, Cleveland is the market with the smallest paychecks. Employers in Tampa and Los Angeles also lean toward paying below-median salaries (8 percent lower and 7 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Fleet Dispatcher (Trucking & Transportation) Salaries




National Average
$37,000


Skills That Affect Fleet Dispatcher (Trucking & Transportation) Salaries



Logistics
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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 4%

Organizing
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Customer Relations
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Systems Computer/Console Operations
0%

National Average
$37,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Customer Service
up arrow 2%

Data Entry
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 536 votes.

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 68% dental benefits Dental: 53%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 30%
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