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Fleet Dispatcher (Trucking & Transportation) Salary

Pay for Trucking and Transportation Fleet Dispatchers in the United States is very modest at just $41K annually. In the world of Trucking and Transportation Fleet Dispatchers, overall cash earnings stretch from $25K near the bottom to $55K near the top; these packages encompass bonuses that run close to $4K and profit sharing that can (albeit rarely) exceed $6K, along with commissions approaching $10K. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by the particular firm, but tenure and geographic location are influential factors as well. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and just under a third lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a majority and dental coverage is claimed by a little more than half. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Male Trucking and Transportation Fleet Dispatchers who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (60 percent) are men. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$29,540 - $58,731
(Median)
$30K
$41K
$59K
MEDIAN: $41,144
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$10.08 - $20.07
(Median)
$10
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$20
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
$29,540 - $58,731  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,387  
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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$24,713 - $55,320  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,479
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.08 - $20.07  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.02 - $2.81  
Overtime
$14.61 - $29.91  
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 - $4,387  
   
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).
)
$24,713 - $55,320  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,330
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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 may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Terminal Manager. The latter position pays an average of $62K annually. 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)


United Parcel Service (UPS), Inc., Swift Transportation Corporation, The Kenan Advantage Group, Federal Express Corporation (FedEx), and Republic Services Inc are some prominent firms with considerable interest in employing a large team of Trucking and Transportation Fleet Dispatchers. Trucking and Transportation Fleet Dispatchers flock to Federal Express Corporation (FedEx) for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $52K lead the pack in compensation.

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 Organizing are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 14 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Office and Data Entry. Most people experienced in Customer Service also know 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. Trucking and Transportation Fleet Dispatchers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $43K. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $48K.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Trucking and Transportation Fleet Dispatchers, Denver offers exceptional salaries, 13 percent above the national average. Trucking and Transportation Fleet Dispatchers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like St. Louis (+10 percent), New York (+9 percent), Portland (+8 percent), and Jacksonville (+6 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Tampa, 8 percent below the national average.

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Experience Affects Fleet Dispatcher (Trucking & Transportation) Salaries




National Average
$38,000


Skills That Affect Fleet Dispatcher (Trucking & Transportation) Salaries



Logistics
up arrow 4%

Organizing
up arrow 3%

Customer Relations
up arrow 1%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 1%

Systems Computer/Console Operations
0%

National Average
$38,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Customer Service
up arrow 2%

Data Entry
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 538 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: 53%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 30%
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