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Load Dispatcher Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$73,946 (USD)

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Last updated: June 24, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Load Dispatcher is $73,946 a year and $36 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Load Dispatcher is between $53,035 and $91,175. On average, an Associate Degree is the highest level of education for a Load Dispatcher. 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 Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Power Distributors and Dispatchers

Job family population: 12,110

Estimated population of Load Dispatcher jobs: 1,109

Rate of error: 3.1%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,705,994 (2018), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

Load Dispatcher Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

OTR Trucking Dispatcher
May 30
Chicago, IL, USA
BMM Logistics, Inc.
Book OTR loads for company trucks and owner operators through negotiations with brokers and ... TMW dispatch software system background preferred * Ability to multi-task * Proactive approach to ...
May 14
Harvey, IL, USA
Cresco Lines Inc.
Duties include booking loads, computer entry and dispatch,daily contacts with drivers, customers and some broker carriers. Prior experience in Flatbed Trucking a plus. Knowledge of FMCSA rules and ...
Apr 2
Chicago, IL, USA
KGZ Transport Corp
... loads are picked up and delivered on time. -Manage day to day operations and fleet activity. ... We are looking for an experienced dispatcher ASAP. Contact us for more information.
Intermodal Dispatch
Jun 3
Lemont, IL, USA
... dispatcher Job Description: * Conduct yourself In a very professional and highly organized manner * Frontline interaction with customers via phone and email * Book and enter loads into TMS for ...
Dispatcher - 3rd Shift
Apr 2
Valparaiso, IN, USA
Pratt Industries
Dispatcher Job Description The Dispatcher is responsible for all driver load assignments and other delivery service tasks for the fleet supporting the operations. This position will report to the ...
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