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Customs Broker Salary

Customs Brokers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $50K per year. Final cash compensation to Customs Brokers varies from around $32K to approximately $72K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $7K and $13K, respectively. While career length and the specific company impact pay for this group, geographic location is the most influential factor. The majority of Customs Brokers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Women Customs Brokers who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$33,836 - $73,335
(Median)
$34K
$50K
$73K
MEDIAN: $50,033
10%
50%
90%

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$13.03 - $23.54
(Median)
$13
$17
$24
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$33,836 - $73,335  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,961  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $12,605  
Commission
$4,355 - $8,139  
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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$31,603 - $72,478  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 372
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.03 - $23.54  
   
Overtime
$14.30 - $34.93  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,961  
   
Commission
$4,355 - $8,139  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $12,605  
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).
)
$31,603 - $72,478  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 112

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Job Description for Customs Broker

Customs brokers are responsible for managing customs clearance for imports and exports within their organization. They work with local and/or foreign governments' regulatory agencies to ensure their company meets all necessary documentary and regulatory requirements when shipping goods in or out of the country. They manage all internal procedures related to handling goods for import or export, including conducting research and making recommendations for improving the efficiency of customs processing and auditing prior transactions. Customs brokers may serve as the primary point of contact for foreign vendors and clients regarding payment and shipment information.

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Customs Broker Tasks

  • Inform sales and other departments about specific logistic needs for particular clients or vendors.
  • Document audits, duty statements, customer bonds, and post entry amendments.
  • Process shipments, managing customs, tariffs, and other requirements.
  • Write, organize, and prepare documents and rulings for timely entry.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Customs Broker


Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. doles out the lowest salaries in town — median pay is $38K — not to mention workers can only make as much as $56K and scope of pay is rather limited.


Customs Brokers note just a narrow range of job skills. Trade Compliance and Import Compliance are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Employees educated in Import Compliance are typically practiced in Trade Compliance, too.

Pay by Experience Level for Customs Broker

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Customs Brokers do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. The average beginner in this position makes around $40K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $50K. Customs Brokers bring in $53K after working for 10 to 20 years. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $59K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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Experience Affects Customs Broker Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 21%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$49,000


Skills That Affect Customs Broker Salaries

Trade Compliance
up arrow 3%

Import Compliance
up arrow 2%

National Average
$49,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 97 votes.

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 14%