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Fleet Dispatcher (Trucking & Transportation) Salary

Trucking and Transportation Fleet Dispatchers in the United States can expect only a modest salary, with average pay of just $41K annually. With some bonuses approaching $4K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $6K, overall incomes of Trucking and Transportation Fleet Dispatchers spread between $25K and $55K depending on individual performance. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is the particular firm, followed by career duration and geography. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Men account for the majority of Trucking and Transportation Fleet Dispatchers who responded to the questionnaire — 60 percent to be exact. Although slightly less than a third lack health benefits of any kind, a majority do enjoy medical insurance, and over one-half get dental coverage, too.

$29,382 - $58,276
(Median)
$29K
$41K
$58K
MEDIAN: $41,087
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$10.05 - $19.94
(Median)
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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
$29,382 - $58,276  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,222  
Profit Sharing
$500 - $6,000  
Commission
$0.00 - $11,000  
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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$24,641 - $54,943  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,473
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.05 - $19.94  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.02 - $2.81  
Overtime
$14.62 - $29.70  
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 - $4,222  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $11,000  
Profit Sharing
$500 - $6,000  
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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$24,641 - $54,943  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,318

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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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As Trucking and Transportation Fleet Dispatchers transition into upper-level roles such as Terminal Manager, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Terminal Managers earn $62K on average per year. 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 $21K and $14K, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Fleet Dispatcher (Trucking & Transportation)


Trucking and Transportation Fleet Dispatchers fill the offices of leading firms United Parcel Service (UPS), Inc., Swift Transportation Corporation, The Kenan Advantage Group, Federal Express Corporation (FedEx), and Republic Services Inc. Those at Federal Express Corporation (FedEx) can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $52K.

Popular Skills for Fleet Dispatcher (Trucking & Transportation)


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set 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 5 percent and 13 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Office and Data Entry. Those proficient in Customer Service are, more often than not, also skilled in 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. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $34K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $40K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $43K. 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 $47K.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Trucking and Transportation Fleet Dispatchers, New York offers exceptional salaries, 10 percent above the national average. Trucking and Transportation Fleet Dispatchers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like St. Louis (+9 percent), Columbus (+8 percent), Portland (+5 percent), and Jacksonville (+5 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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Organizing
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Customer Relations
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Systems Computer/Console Operations
0%

Microsoft Excel
0%

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 543 votes.

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 68% dental benefits Dental: 52%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 30%