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 $42K per year. Overall compensation packages to Trucking and Transportation Fleet Dispatchers range from $25K on the low end to $56K on the high end; this includes bonuses that peak near $5K and profit sharing that approaches $6K, with some high rollers snagging commissions as high as $10K. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is the particular firm, though experience level and geography have a (lesser) impact as well. More than half of Trucking and Transportation Fleet Dispatchers (61 percent) survey respondents are men. Job satisfaction for Trucking and Transportation Fleet Dispatchers is high. Although slightly less than a third lack health benefits of any kind, the larger part do enjoy medical insurance, and slightly more than half get dental coverage, too. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$29,782 - $59,214

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$10.10 - $20.15

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$29,782 - $59,214  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,822  
Profit Sharing
$496.65 - $6,040  
Commission
$0.00 - $10,137  
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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$24,851 - $55,941  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,487
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.10 - $20.15  
   
Overtime
$14.60 - $30.19  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,822  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $10,137  
Profit Sharing
$496.65 - $6,040  
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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$24,851 - $55,941  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,335
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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 progress into high-paying roles like Terminal Manager, where median compensation is $62K annually. Trucking and Transportation Fleet Dispatchers typically move into roles as Operations Managers or Trucking & Transportation Fleet Managers, and those positions pay $21K more and $14K more, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Fleet Dispatcher (Trucking & Transportation)


United Parcel Service (UPS), Inc., The Kenan Advantage Group, Swift Transportation Corporation, Federal Express Corporation (FedEx), and Republic Services Inc are top-notch employers for Trucking and Transportation Fleet Dispatchers in this area. 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)


Trucking and Transportation Fleet Dispatchers report using a large range of skills 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 4 percent and 12 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Data Entry and Microsoft Office. It is often found that people who know Customer Service are 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $34K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $40K. Trucking and Transportation Fleet Dispatchers bring in $44K after working for 10 to 20 years. 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 $48K.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Trucking and Transportation Fleet Dispatchers in St. Louis enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 10 percent above the national average. Trucking and Transportation Fleet Dispatchers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+7 percent), Dallas (+4 percent), Portland (+4 percent), and Jacksonville (+4 percent). Falling short of the national average by 18 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Miami. Below-median salaries also turn up in Tampa and Los Angeles (9 percent lower and 7 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Fleet Dispatcher (Trucking & Transportation) Salaries




National Average
$38,000


Skills That Affect Fleet Dispatcher (Trucking & Transportation) Salaries



Logistics
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Organizing
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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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Customer Relations
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Systems Computer/Console Operations
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National Average
$38,000

Microsoft Excel
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Customer Service
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 527 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

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: 69% dental benefits Dental: 53%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 29%
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