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Load Dispatcher Local Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$73,806 (USD)

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Last updated: May 19, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Load Dispatcher Local is $73,806 a year and $35 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Load Dispatcher Local is between $52,935 and $91,003. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

  • Coordinates activities of personnel engaged in operating generating stations, substations, and lines of electric power system or electrified railway system to ensure adequate production and distribution of electricity to meet power demands: in smaller system, calculates load estimates according to corrected weather and consumer-demand records and notifies switchboard operator at generating stations of electric power required to meet fluctuating demands; or in larger systems receives load schedule for various generating stations from power-plant operator.
  • Monitors control board showing operating condition of lines and equipment throughout system and makes adjustments or directs workers to make adjustments as conditions warrant.
  • Directs substation operator and other workers to deenergize malfunctioning circuits or adjusts switches to ensure safety of maintenance crew and avoid interruptions of service during repairs.
  • Notifies maintenance crew of location and deenergization of troubled sector, and verifies that workers are clear of repaired equipment before directing energization of circuit.
  • Contacts other utilities by telephone to arrange exchange of power according to existing contracts or in emergency and coordinates tie-in with other systems.
  • Compiles operational records.
  • May operate console of computer which is programmed to automatically perform load-control functions.
  • May calculate discharge rate of water in reservoirs utilizing reports of rain, river flow, and water level in reservoirs, and directs setting of watergates at hydroelect.
Load Dispatcher Local Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Power Distributors and Dispatchers

Job family population: 12,110

Estimated population of Load Dispatcher Local jobs: 1,109

Rate of error: 3.1%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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Load Dispatcher Local Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Class A and Class B CDL - Local Delivery Drivers - OTR
Apr 29
Chicago, IL, USA
Dutch Farms, Inc.
Routine pickups may also be required as determined by dispatch. Position allows the employee to be ... load is locked in and secured with load locks and straps. · Must be able to maneuver truck into ...
Local Truck Driver - Class A
Mar 16
Chicago, IL, USA
Megalith Resource Group
With this local intermodal job, drivers operate within 200 miles of Chicago within the Chicagoland ... terminal daily for dispatch and truck assignment. * They will Primarily be assigned loads to ...
Local Truck Driver Intermodal
Mar 8
Chicago, IL, USA
Local Truck Driver Chicago Intermodal Our client, a nationally recognized carrier is looking for ... daily for dispatch and truck assignment. You will Primarily be assigned loads to shuttle between ...
Dispatcher - 3rd Shift
Apr 2
Valparaiso, IN, USA
Pratt Industries
Dispatcher Job Description The Dispatcher is responsible for all driver load assignments and other ... local delivery drivers, and over-the-road drivers. • Assign work to all drivers during a specific ...
May 14
Chicago, IL, USA
Wheel King Trans Haul Inc.
Act as manager of a Crossdock location as well as provide local dispatch duties. This position will ... Specializing in truck load shipping between Canada and the United States, we are one of the fastest ...
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