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Working as a Truck Dispatcher

There is more than meets the eye when it comes to being a truck dispatcher. For example, did you know that they make an average of $14.62 an hour? That's $30,402 a year!

What Does a Truck Dispatcher Do

When it comes to the most important skills required to be a truck dispatcher, we found that a lot of resumes listed 31.3% of truck dispatchers included dispatch drivers, while 12.9% of resumes included truck loads, and 8.2% of resumes included safety rules. Hard skills like these are helpful to have when it comes to performing essential job responsibilities.

When it comes to searching for a job, many search for a key term or phrase. Instead, it might be more helpful to search by industry, as you might be missing jobs that you never thought about in industries that you didn't even think offered positions related to the truck dispatcher job title. But what industry to start with? Most truck dispatchers actually find jobs in the transportation and retail industries.

How To Become a Truck Dispatcher

If you're interested in becoming a truck dispatcher, one of the first things to consider is how much education you need. We've determined that 25.0% of truck dispatchers have a bachelor's degree. In terms of higher education levels, we found that 2.8% of truck dispatchers have master's degrees. Even though some truck dispatchers have a college degree, it's possible to become one with only a high school degree or GED.

Choosing the right major is always an important step when researching how to become a truck dispatcher. When we researched the most common majors for a truck dispatcher, we found that they most commonly earn high school diploma degrees or bachelor's degree degrees. Other degrees that we often see on truck dispatcher resumes include associate degree degrees or diploma degrees.

You may find that experience in other jobs will help you become a truck dispatcher. In fact, many truck dispatcher jobs require experience in a role such as cashier. Meanwhile, many truck dispatchers also have previous career experience in roles such as truck driver or customer service representative.

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Average Salary$30,402

Truck Dispatcher Career Paths

Top Careers Before Truck Dispatcher

Cashier
14.0 %

Top Careers After Truck Dispatcher

Cashier
11.0 %

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Average Salary for a Truck Dispatcher

Truck Dispatchers in America make an average salary of $30,402 per year or $15 per hour. The top 10 percent makes over $39,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent under $23,000 per year.
Average Salary
$30,402

Best Paying Cities

City
Average Salary
Freeport, NY
Salary Range29k - 43k$36k$36,166
Wentzville, MO
Salary Range28k - 40k$34k$34,176
Harrisburg, PA
Salary Range25k - 37k$31k$31,321
San Antonio, TX
Salary Range24k - 35k$30k$29,867
$24k
$43k

Recently Added Salaries

Job TitleCompanyCompanyStart DateSalary
Truck Delivery Dispatcher
Truck Delivery Dispatcher
Select Express & Logistics
Select Express & Logistics
12/10/2020
12/10/2020
$29,21812/10/2020
$29,218
Truck Delivery Dispatcher
Truck Delivery Dispatcher
Select Express & Logistics
Select Express & Logistics
11/24/2020
11/24/2020
$29,21811/24/2020
$29,218
Truck Delivery Dispatcher
Truck Delivery Dispatcher
Select Express & Logistics
Select Express & Logistics
10/22/2020
10/22/2020
$35,47910/22/2020
$35,479
Truck Delivery Dispatcher
Truck Delivery Dispatcher
Select Express & Logistics
Select Express & Logistics
09/27/2020
09/27/2020
$29,21809/27/2020
$29,218
Truck Delivery Dispatcher
Truck Delivery Dispatcher
Select Express & Logistics
Select Express & Logistics
09/21/2020
09/21/2020
$35,47909/21/2020
$35,479
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Truck Dispatcher Demographics

Gender

male

54.7 %

female

41.0 %

unknown

4.3 %

Ethnicity

White

61.0 %

Hispanic or Latino

22.2 %

Black or African American

9.9 %

Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

61.5 %

Armenian

11.5 %

Swedish

3.8 %
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Truck Dispatcher Education

Majors

Business
28.1 %

Degrees

High School Diploma

41.0 %

Bachelors

25.0 %

Associate

18.8 %
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Top Skills For a Truck Dispatcher

  • Dispatch Drivers, 31.3%
  • Truck Loads, 12.9%
  • Safety Rules, 8.2%
  • Customer Service, 7.7%
  • Delivery Appointments, 5.8%
  • Other Skills, 34.1%
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Best States For a Truck Dispatcher

1. North Dakota

Total Truck Dispatcher Jobs:
5
Highest 10% Earn:
$55,000
Location Quotient:
1.41
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here

2. Nevada

Total Truck Dispatcher Jobs:
18
Highest 10% Earn:
$53,000
Location Quotient:
2.07
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here

3. Iowa

Total Truck Dispatcher Jobs:
21
Highest 10% Earn:
$55,000
Location Quotient:
1.35
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
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Top Truck Dispatcher Employers

1. United States Army
4.0
Avg. Salary: 
$35,524
Truck Dispatchers Hired: 
4+
2. Key Energy Services
4.3
Avg. Salary: 
$48,225
Truck Dispatchers Hired: 
4+
3. CJ America
4.0
Avg. Salary: 
$36,328
Truck Dispatchers Hired: 
3+
4. FedEx
4.4
Avg. Salary: 
$36,767
Truck Dispatchers Hired: 
3+
5. Spec's
3.7
Avg. Salary: 
$33,706
Truck Dispatchers Hired: 
3+
6. Mercer Trans
3.8
Avg. Salary: 
$36,805
Truck Dispatchers Hired: 
3+
Updated October 2, 2020