Fleet Dispatcher (Trucking & Transportation) Salary

Pay for Trucking and Transportation Fleet Dispatchers in the United States is very modest at just $42K per year. In the world of Trucking and Transportation Fleet Dispatchers, total cash compensation can vary between $25K and $57K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $5K and $6K, respectively. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by the particular firm, followed by years of experience and location. Most Trucking and Transportation Fleet Dispatchers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, slightly less than a third are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by more than half and dental insurance is reported by a little more than half.

$29,728 - $59,959
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MEDIAN: $41,926
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$10.23 - $20.27
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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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 go on to become Terminal Managers may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Terminal Managers is $63K annually. It is quite typical for Trucking and Transportation Fleet Dispatchers to transition into roles as Operations Managers or Trucking & Transportation Fleet Managers, where reported median earnings are $21K and $14K higher per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Fleet Dispatcher (Trucking & Transportation)


United Parcel Service (UPS), Inc., The Kenan Advantage Group, Waste Management, Inc., Swift Transportation Corporation, and Federal Express Corporation (FedEx) are all popular places to work. Trucking and Transportation Fleet Dispatchers flock to Federal Express Corporation (FedEx) for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $52K lead the pack in compensation. Trucking and Transportation Fleet Dispatchers can also look forward to large paychecks at Waste Management, Inc. ($43K), Swift Transportation Corporation ($41K), and United Parcel Service (UPS), Inc. ($40K).

Other low-paying employers include Republic Services Inc at $35K and The Kenan Advantage Group at $40K, though 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. Most people skilled in Customer Service are similarly competent in 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, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $34K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $40K. Trucking and Transportation Fleet Dispatchers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $44K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $49K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $38,177

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Trucking and Transportation Fleet Dispatchers will find that New York offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 9 percent. Trucking and Transportation Fleet Dispatchers will also find cushy salaries in Denver (+9 percent), Dallas (+8 percent), St. Louis (+8 percent), and Portland (+5 percent). Falling short of the national average by 8 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Los Angeles.

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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
up arrow 20%

Problem Solving
up arrow 18%


Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 5%

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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