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 $42K annually on average. Cash earnings for Trucking and Transportation Fleet Dispatchers — including $5K in bonuses and $6K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $25K to $57K depending on individual performance. The particular firm is the main element affecting pay for this group — career duration and geography are driving factors as well. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — slightly less than a third lack coverage. On the flip side, more than half have medical insurance and more than half receive dental plans. For the most part, Trucking and Transportation Fleet Dispatchers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$29,728 - $59,959
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MEDIAN: $41,926
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$10.23 - $20.27
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$29,728 - $59,959  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,884  
Profit Sharing
$251.68 - $6,082  
Commission
$250.00 - $10,174  
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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$25,023 - $56,952  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,615
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.23 - $20.27  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.39  
Overtime
$14.78 - $30.39  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,884  
   
Commission
$250.00 - $10,174  
Profit Sharing
$251.68 - $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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$25,023 - $56,952  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,468
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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 transition into a Terminal Manager role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $63K per year. Trucking and Transportation Fleet Dispatchers moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Operations Managers or Trucking & Transportation Fleet Managers. The median paychecks in those roles are $21K higher and $14K higher, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Fleet Dispatcher (Trucking & Transportation)


Dominating the field, United Parcel Service (UPS), Inc., The Kenan Advantage Group, Waste Management, Inc., Swift Transportation Corporation, and Federal Express Corporation (FedEx) are top firms with a reputation for hiring a great number of Trucking and Transportation Fleet Dispatchers. The biggest paychecks can be found at Federal Express Corporation (FedEx) — the median salary there is $52K. Those in search of high salaries should also consider Waste Management, Inc., Swift Transportation Corporation, and United Parcel Service (UPS), Inc., top-paying firms where Trucking and Transportation Fleet Dispatchers rake in a respectable $43K, $41K, or $40K, respectively.

Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Republic Services Inc at $35K, and The Kenan Advantage Group where $40K is the norm, but it is worth noting that some Trucking and Transportation Fleet Dispatchers there earn up to $61K.

Popular Skills for Fleet Dispatcher (Trucking & Transportation)


Trucking and Transportation Fleet Dispatchers report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with People Management, Problem Solving, and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 20 percent, 18 percent, and 10 percent, respectively. 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 and Logistics.

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

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


For Trucking and Transportation Fleet Dispatchers, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $34K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $40K. For Trucking and Transportation Fleet Dispatchers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $44K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Trucking and Transportation Fleet Dispatcher generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $49K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $38,177

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Home to some of the best pay for Trucking and Transportation Fleet Dispatchers, New York offers exceptional salaries, 9 percent above the national average. Trucking and Transportation Fleet Dispatchers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Denver (+9 percent), Dallas (+8 percent), St. Louis (+8 percent), and Portland (+5 percent). In Los Angeles, salaries are 8 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market.

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Experience Affects Fleet Dispatcher (Trucking & Transportation) Salaries




National Average
$38,000


Skills That Affect Fleet Dispatcher (Trucking & Transportation) Salaries

People Management
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Problem Solving
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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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Scheduling
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Logistics
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Organizing
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Customer Relations
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National Average
$38,000

Systems Computer/Console Operations
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Customer Service
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Microsoft Excel
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 564 votes.

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
medical benefits
Vision: 42%
dental benefits
None: 29%
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