The average pay for a Cargo and Freight Agent is $36,826 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, salary increases modestly, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$18,656 - $63,023
(Median)
$19K
$37K
$63K
MEDIAN: $36,826
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$10.13 - $20.14
(Median)
$10
$14
$20
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$18,656 - $63,023  
   
Bonus
$1,750  
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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$22,513 - $54,495  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 23
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.13 - $20.14  
   
Overtime
$23.11  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$1,750  
   
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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$22,513 - $54,495  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 21
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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

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

National Average
$34,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
medical benefits
Vision: 54%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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