Salary for Cargo and Freight Agents

Also known as:  Cargo Agent, Cargo Router, Freight Agent, Freight Shipping Agent, Ramp Service Agent helps transportation professionals find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations.

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Cargo and Freight Agents arrange and track incoming and outgoing shipments. They are involved with transactions made by air, rail, road and sea. Their main duty is to speed up the process of the shipment by preparing all of the required documentation and may assist in taking orders. It is necessary that agents keep precise records of cargo. Agents arrange cargo according to its destination, calculating shopping rates and other charges. Cargo and Freight Agents need a high school diploma to work in the position and typically make more than mimimum wage. Training on the job is provided.

A Cargo or Freight Agent can expect average salaries ranging from 24000 and 36000 depending on seniority. Cargo and Freight Agents will normally receive an average compensation of Thirty Nine Thousand dollars every year.

Cargo and Freight Agents can get the best compensation in Connecticut, where they can receive pay levels, on average, of close to $49590. Employees who work in this career can get the highest pay in Manufacturing, which has average compensation of $51900.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 8.61 percent nationwide in that time.
Cargo and Freight Agents tend to make the most in the following industries
Public Administration $51,900
Manufacturing $45,730
Wholesale Trade $42,160
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $39,670
Management of Companies and Enterprises $39,400
Transportation and Warehousing $39,140
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $30,790
Retail Trade $34,890
Transportation and Warehousing $39,140
Management of Companies and Enterprises $39,400
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $39,670
Wholesale Trade $42,160