Salary for Cargo and Freight Agents

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Also known as:  Cargo Agent, Cargo Router, Freight Agent, Freight Shipping Agent, Ramp Service Agent

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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 and Freight Agent can receive an average pay level of between $27,780 to $69,890 based on education and experience. will normally get a salary of fourty-seven thousand one hundred and seventy dollars on an annual basis.

can receive the best pay in Rhode Island, where they receive average pay scales of close to about $57,580. Employees who work in this career can make the most money in Public Administration, where they receive average pay levels of $56,750.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 31.42 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

Cargo and Freight Agents tend to make the most in the following industries:

Public Administration
$56,750
Transportation and Warehousing
$47,330
Manufacturing
$46,870
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$46,480
Wholesale Trade
$45,480
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$45,080

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$35,750
Retail Trade
$37,650
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$45,080
Wholesale Trade
$45,480
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$46,480
Manufacturing
$46,870