Salary for Freight Forwarders

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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 can receive salaries ranging between $27,780 and $69,890 based on the level of seniority. get an average salary of fourty-seven thousand one hundred and seventy dollars every year.

are paid at the highest level in Rhode Island, where they get an average salary rate of near $57,580. People holding these jobs receive the highest salary in Public Administration, where they can get salary pay 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

Freight Forwarders 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