Fleet Dispatcher (Trucking & Transportation) Salary

Trucking and Transportation Fleet Dispatchers in the United States may have to scrimp and save; the median compensation is $43K annually. Cash earnings for Trucking and Transportation Fleet Dispatchers — including $7K in bonuses and $6K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $26K to $58K depending on individual performance. While years of experience and geography impact pay for this group, the particular firm is the most influential factor. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Men working as Trucking and Transportation Fleet Dispatchers who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 55 percent. Some workers in this field — slightly less than a third — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a majority and dental plans are enjoyed by more than half. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$29,476 - $60,538
$29K
$43K
$61K
MEDIAN: $43,012
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$11.02 - $20.48
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MEDIAN: $15.38
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$29,476 - $60,538  
   
Bonus
$490.68 - $7,479  
Profit Sharing
$246.58 - $6,082  
Commission
$1,800  
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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$25,509 - $58,062  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,073
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.02 - $20.48  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.69  
Overtime
$17.31 - $31.08  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$490.68 - $7,479  
   
Commission
$1,800  
Profit Sharing
$246.58 - $6,082  
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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$25,509 - $58,062  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,073

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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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At the upper end, Trucking and Transportation Fleet Dispatchers who move into a Terminal Manager role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Terminal Managers is a much higher $63K per year. The most common next step for a Trucking and Transportation Fleet Dispatcher is to become an Operations Manager or a Dispatch Manager. The former position pays an additional $20K per year on average, and the latter position pays $5K more per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Fleet Dispatcher (Trucking & Transportation)


Well-known firms with a reputation for hiring numerous Trucking and Transportation Fleet Dispatchers include United Parcel Service (UPS), Inc., Swift Transportation Corporation, Republic Services Inc, Federal Express Corporation (FedEx), and The Kenan Advantage Group. Federal Express Corporation (FedEx) offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $52K. Also paying near the top of the field are Sunbelt Rentals, Inc. at $43K, Swift Transportation Corporation at $41K, and United Parcel Service (UPS), Inc., where Trucking and Transportation Fleet Dispatchers annually earn $40K.

Republic Services Inc, Waste Management, Inc. and The Kenan Advantage Group are three other employers with a reputation for below-average pay, showing salaries around $35K, $37K, and $40K.

Popular Skills for Fleet Dispatcher (Trucking & Transportation)


Trucking and Transportation Fleet Dispatchers seem to exploit a large range 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 28 percent, 10 percent, and 6 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Oral / Verbal Communication, Microsoft Office, and Data Entry. Those educated in Customer Service tend to be well versed 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: $39,174

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Home to some of the best pay for Trucking and Transportation Fleet Dispatchers, Minneapolis offers exceptional salaries, 8 percent above the national average. Trucking and Transportation Fleet Dispatchers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like 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. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Portland (10 percent less) and San Antonio (9 percent less).

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Key Stats for Fleet Dispatcher (Trucking & Transportation)

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 358 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
22%
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)
▲5%


▲2%


▲2%

▲1%


National Average
$39,000



▼5%


Oral / Verbal Communication
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 358 votes.

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
no benefits
None: 31%
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