Dispatcher Jobs

Dispatcher Overview


The need to have a contact person between the public and the professionals is the reason that several types of industries require Dispatchers. Dispatcher jobs can be found in public safety and first responder as well as in trucking companies, messenger and delivery services. Duties for Dispatchers vary depending upon the industry in which they're working, but basic responsibilities may include taking incoming phone calls, scheduling and dispatching workers and equipment, compiling data and writing reports.

Dispatcher Education


A minimum of a high school diploma is required for Dispatchers, but on the job experience and computer and customer service skills will look good on your resume. You may have to take a written exam and complete a typing test. Once you land the job, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that you may also be required to take a training and certification course specific to your field, especially if you wish to work as a Dispatcher for hospital ambulances or the police or fire department.

Dispatcher Job Market


The outlook for Dispatcher jobs will likely hold steady in the coming years. That's because although Fire, Police and Ambulance Dispatcher jobs are expected to increase by eight percent by 2022, other types of Dispatching jobs -- specifically Power Plant Dispatchers -- are expected to decline eight percent. As of 2012 there were approximately 72,400 Dispatcher jobs in power plants and around 98,500 in the first responder industry of police, ambulance and firefighters.

Dispatcher Salaries


Although there may be fewer opportunities to land a job as a Power Plant Dispatcher, that's the job that pays the best. The median salary is $71,690, almost double the average income of $36,300 for Police, Fire and Ambulance Dispatchers. You'll be expected to work long hours including nights, weekends and even holidays so you can expect to earn some overtime, and that may serve to put you at a higher than average income.
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Full time dispatcher needed in Cleveland, TN. The ideal candidate will be required to possess many, if not all of the following characteristics: - Must have 2-3 years Dispatching / Managing 10-15 Truck drivers - Must be timely and efficient and be an excellent communicator - Experience in JIT freight is a plus, although not required - Experience in TMW Asset Management software is a plus, but not...
United Petroleum Transports JOB DESCRIPTION Title: Fleet Manager / Dispatcher Department: Crude Services Division Location:Oklahoma City Reports To:CSD Director FLSA: Exempt Job Objectives: Embrace, promote and achievement the Vision and Mission of the company. Essential Job Functions: · Promote safety in all actions. · Prioritize loads for timely delivery. · Provide efficient, friendly customer c...
Dispatcher Join the industry leader, established in 1968; Miller Transfer is a legal and specialized flatbed carrier whose focus is transporting machinery and over-dimensional freight. The company operates eighteen company terminals nationwide and services the United States, Canada and Mexico. We have an assistant dispatch position available at our office in West Chester, Ohio. Hours are 8-5 Monda...
SERVICE CUSTOMER CARE REPRESENTATIVE / DISPATCHER COMPANY INFORMATION Privately owned, Crown Equipment Corporation, designs, manufactures, distributes and supports material handling products that provide customers with superior value. Crown has a network of factory direct sales and service dealers (referred to as branches) doing business as Crown Lift Trucks. As one of the world’s largest lift tru...
AAA Southern New England is one of the largest and most innovative membership organizations in North America. It is a multi-business organization comprising more than 50 locations in a five-state area. We provide valuable roadside service to our 3.7 million members, as well as many specialized services such as Financial Services & Loans, Insurance, Travel, Discounts, Auto Glass, and Driver Trainin...
Our client in Middletown, PA is seeking an Installation Coordinator / Dispatcher to handle a variety of duties and responsibilities including coordination of installations and service appointments, coordinate schedules for installers and service technicians, confirm appointments by calling the customers, order equipment to ensure availability for installations, process job closeouts, shipping and...
Seeking a Dispatcher for East Houston. Temp to hire position paying $13.00 to $15.00 an hour. Needs to have logistics experience and QuickBooks experience. Duties will include Dispatching freight with a focus on maximizing freight Writing Dispatch Confirmations in QuickBooks Preparing pick tickets Preparing Bill of Ladings Creating inventory tags Gathering days end documentation...
Krapf Bus Companies Vision: We will provide the best passenger transportation anytime, anywhere. Krapf is serious about service and safety. We are the sixth largest private, family-owned school bus contractor in the U.S. In addition, Krapf has transit, paratransit and charter lines of business. Krapf has 3,200 employees in five states. Krapf Corporate Headquarters is located in West Chester, Penns...
Courier Company looking for a Dispatcher for Evenings and weekends Must have experience in expedited freight shipments / route management Knowledge of the State and Cuyahoga county and surrounding counties....
SUMMARY: Relocation available. The Dispatcher is responsible for coordinating and assigning equipment and loads to drivers to assure timely delivery to customers in compliance with company rules and DOT regulations within a class A environment. 3RD SHIFT Responsibilities: Coordinates with Load Planners or customer schedulers to match loads and drivers to ensure that all loads depart and deliver in...
Position Summary A Dispatcher responsible for the coordination of the utilization of drivers, trucks and containers to create capacity, maximize productivity and ensure prompt, courteous and efficient service to all customers. Principal Responsibilities * Create and maximize capacity by ensuring productive use of all assets, equipment and drivers. * Ensure maximum productivity by achieving or exce...
Position Summary A Dispatcher responsible for the coordination of the utilization of drivers, trucks and containers to create capacity, maximize productivity and ensure prompt, courteous and efficient service to all customers. Principal Responsibilities * Create and maximize capacity by ensuring productive use of all assets, equipment and drivers. * Ensure maximum productivity by achieving or exce...
Position Summary A Dispatcher responsible for the coordination of the utilization of drivers, trucks and containers to create capacity, maximize productivity and ensure prompt, courteous and efficient service to all customers. Principal Responsibilities * Create and maximize capacity by ensuring productive use of all assets, equipment and drivers. * Ensure maximum productivity by achieving or exce...
This is an opportunity to join an industry leader! One of the industries largest tank lines is looking for an experienced transportation candidate for our Logistics Coordinator/Dispatcher opening. This position is not your typical trucking dispatcher position. You will work in a professional office setting working with other seasoned dispatchers. This individual will be the primary customer contac...
FT / PT Drivers & Experienced Dispatcher Mongomery Paratransit Company. Drivers must be 25 yrs. old w/ valid DL/ good driving record. Please call (610)-275-9702 or email: ***** =...
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DISPATCHER Job duties to include dispatching of delivery drivers for local business. Full time w/benefits. Respond: Box 1046, Trib Total Media, 622 Cabin Hill Dr, Greensburg, PA 15601....
Position Description: United Rentals, the largest equipment rental company in the world, is offering an exciting opportunity for an Area Dispatcher ready to grow their career with the leader in the industry. To continue our tremendous success and unparalleled growth, we are searching for qualified and ambitious individuals to organize the daily dispatch of equipment for a metro area in a safe and...
Field Dispatcher needed for transportation mobile maintenance service. Good phone skills, extremely well organized and able to handle multiple functions relating to dispatching, such as GPS monitoring, helping with or creating estimates, finding parts and suppliers for technicians, notifying customers when jobs are complete and obtaining Purchase Order numbers. Truck and trailer mechanical skills...
Job ID: 9286 Position Description: We are currently seeking a Dispatcher to provide a timely response of customer inquiries up to and including pick-ups, schedules, product orders, etc., and all other aspects of a customer’s needs. This role is 85% dispatching vehiciles, and 15% of the time will be driving, loading and unloading of heavy materials. Dispatches vehicles on a pre-set route for each d...
RESPONSIBILITIES Promote a safe work environment and Teamwork mentality Liaison between Sales, Customers and Plant Management Learn and have the ability to maintain D.O.T. drivers’ hours of service daily logs Monitor equipment maintenance schedule to ensure D.O.T. compliance Driver Manager/ Dispatcher - Manage a fleet of trucks/Effectively schedule deliveries and communicate priorities. Resolve an...
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Dispatcher

Salaries

$22,880.00 - $55,000.00
Typical Salary for Dispatcher
(513 Respondents)
Source: Monster.com Careerbenchmarking Tool

Education / Training

Some College Coursework Completed
31.4%
High School
25%
Bachelor's
23.2%
Associates
11.3%
Some High School Coursework
2.7%
Certification
2.7%
(328 Respondents)
Source: Monster.com Careerbenchmarking Tool

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