Motor Vehicle Dispatcher Salary

Motor Vehicle Dispatchers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $12.80 per hour. Men working as Motor Vehicle Dispatchers who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 51 percent. For the most part, Motor Vehicle Dispatchers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. While some workers in this profession — over a third — do not have any health coverage, the larger part do receive medical benefits and a little more than half have dental insurance. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$20,659 - $49,368
(Median)
$21K
$31K
$49K
MEDIAN: $30,994
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$9.29 - $18.20
(Median)
$9
$13
$18
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$20,659 - $49,368  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,103  
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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$20,293 - $41,682  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 30
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.29 - $18.20  
   
Overtime
$5.89 - $30.30  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,103  
   
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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$20,293 - $41,682  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 89
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Job Description for Motor Vehicle Dispatcher

  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Motor Vehicle Dispatcher

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


Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $29K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $31K. Motor Vehicle Dispatchers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $30K. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $28K by contrast.

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Experience Affects Motor Vehicle Dispatcher Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Experienced
up arrow 2%

National Average
$30,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Late-Career
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 62%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
medical benefits
Vision: 41%
dental benefits
None: 35%
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