Salary for Customs Brokers

Also known as:  Mystery Shopper, Ship Purser

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While no college degree is required to be a customs broker, individuals in this occupation are expected to know the details of numerous laws and regulations related to customs procedures. Their role is to prepare shipments for customs procedures, ensuring that all regulations have been met, and to determine and track all duties and taxes owed by their clients. They may also be given a limited power of attorney in order to execute customs-related duties for their clients, and pay duties and taxes for their clients. If duty refunds are owed or goods need to be reclassified and re-assessed, customs brokers can handle the arrangements. In some cases, they may also arrange the transport and storage of imported items.

A Customs Broker can receive average salaries on a scale from 48000 - 72000 based on experience and talent. Customs Brokers can expect a salary of Sixty Seven Thousand Two Hundred dollars annually.

Customs Brokers obtain the highest salaries in the District of Columbia, which has average wages of just about $87210. People in this job function obtain the highest salaries in Manufacturing, where they receive average pay scales of $81030.

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HOURLY RATE
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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 16.53 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Customs Brokers tend to make the most in the following industries
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction $81,030
Manufacturing $76,600
Information $76,550
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $74,180
Utilities $73,980
Management of Companies and Enterprises $71,990
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Retail Trade $52,860
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting $53,040
Accommodation and Food Services $54,430
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing $55,270
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $55,740
Health Care and Social Assistance $56,140
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