Salary for Freight Forwarders

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

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Freight Forwarders ensure that ships, trucks, planes and other types of transporters enter and leave on time, ensuring delivery quickly of international trade products. There are no educational requirements to work as a Freight Forwarder, though it is helpful if you have a good understanding of the industry and effective listening and communication skills. Computer skills are also good to have. Forwarders manage and supervise the shipment of goods across international borders. Some companies offer training programs to their employees. Advancement opportunities are possible, and the average salary is dependent on experience and location.

A Freight Forwarder usually receives an average wage between 24000 - 36000 depending on the level of experience. Freight Forwarders usually receive a compensation of Thirty Nine Thousand dollars every year.

Freight Forwarders are paid the highest in Connecticut, where they earn job pay of just about $49590. People holding these jobs are paid most highly in Manufacturing, which has salary pay of $51900.

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SALARY TREND
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.
INDUSTRIES
Freight Forwarders 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
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