Cargo and Freight Agent Salary

The average salary for a Cargo and Freight Agent is $36,669 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.

$23,998 - $51,671
(Median)
$24K
$37K
$52K
MEDIAN: $36,669
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90%

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$9.27 - $21.40
(Median)
$9
$14
$21
MEDIAN: $14.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$23,998 - $51,671  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,034  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$21,738 - $52,789  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 59
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$9.27 - $21.40  
   
Overtime
$12.08 - $37.19  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,034  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$21,738 - $52,789  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 35
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Job Description for Cargo and Freight Agent

A cargo and freight agent helps customers ship various goods through air, flight and sea transportation. The agent helps individual customers or companies that need help related to transportation logistics, assisting them in choosing a shipping method that will best suit their budget, needs and time constraints. As the shipment moves from one location to another, the agent follows up with customers to provide updates and attempt to remedy slow shipping situations as needed. The agent may work with methods of transportation based within their company and/or with third parties to meet customers' transportation needs.

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Cargo and Freight Agent Tasks

  • Inspect equipment to prevent damage or injury.
  • Load and unload cargo from pallets and containers.
  • Communicate with customers picking up or dropping off cargo.
  • Perform freight transfers.

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Experience Affects Cargo and Freight Agent Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 14%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$35,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 66% dental benefits Dental: 53%
vision benefits Vision: 36% employee benefits None: 29%
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