Get a Salary Report for



- Compare Your Salary
- Evaluate a Job Offer


- Price a New Hire
- Give a Raise



- Benchmark Jobs
- Create a Comp Plan

Customs Broker Salary (United States)

Customs Brokers in the United States ordinarily take home approximately $50K annually. With some bonuses approaching $7K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $11K, overall incomes of Customs Brokers spread between $31K and $73K depending on individual performance. Career length is the main element affecting pay for this group — geography and the specific company are driving factors as well. A strong majority enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Women Customs Brokers just slightly outnumber men. The majority of Customs Brokers claim high levels of job satisfaction. This summary is derived from information collected in the PayScale salary survey.
Customs Broker Salary (?
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.
)
$32,067 - $74,480
(Median)
32K
40K
50K
61K
74K
MEDIAN: $49,750
10%
25%
50%
75%
90%
Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px
Customs Broker Salary (?
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.
)
$12.62 - $23.26
(Median)
13
15
17
20
23
MEDIAN: $16.00
10%
25%
50%
75%
90%
Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

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.
)
$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$32,067 - $74,480  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,988  
Profit Sharing
$150.00 - $10,500  
Commission
$4,449 - $19,000  
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).
)
$30,650 - $73,081  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 373
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.
)
$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.62 - $23.26  
   
Overtime
$15.83 - $34.14  
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.
)
$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,988  
   
Commission
$4,449 - $19,000  
Profit Sharing
$150.00 - $10,500  
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).
)
$30,650 - $73,081  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 112
Is Customs Broker your job title? Get a personalized salary report!
Location:
Years in Field/Career:
Location:
Years in Field/Career:
United States (change)

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.
Read More...
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.

Customs Broker Job Listings

Search for more jobs:
job title / company
location

Popular Employer Salaries for Customs Broker

Heading up the field in terms of compensation, Ups Supply Chain Solutions offers the most; Customs Brokers earn $45K on average there. Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. offers the lowest compensation; the median salary there averages out to only $36K. The pay range is also narrow, ranging between $29K and $56K. Ups Supply Chain Solutions also ranks near the bottom for pay.

Survey takers who work as Customs Brokers typically report just a few professional skills. Trade Compliance and Import Compliance are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 7 percent and 3 percent respectively. Import Compliance and Trade Compliance are correlating skills — those who know the former usually know the latter.

Pay by Experience Level for Customs Broker

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Customs Brokers with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. The average beginner in this position makes around $39K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $50K. On average, Customs Brokers make $54K following one to two decades on the job. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $65K on average. Between one and nine years of experience is the norm for people in this field — more than half of those surveyed fit this bill. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up close to a fourth of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining nearly one in six.

Pay Difference By Location

Chicago
up arrow 17%
Houston
up arrow 16%
Charlotte
up arrow 12%
New York
up arrow 5%
Dallas
up arrow 3%
Seattle
up arrow 2%
Miami
up arrow 1%
National Average
$49,000
Los Angeles
up arrow 3%
Atlanta
up arrow 7%
Detroit
up arrow 18%
Cleveland
up arrow 18%
Larger circles over a city indicate a job is popular in that location.
Home to some of the best pay for Customs Brokers, Chicago offers exceptional salaries, 17 percent above the national average. Houston, Charlotte, New York, and Dallas are a few other cities that offer generous salaries, with Customs Brokers earning around 16 percent, 12 percent, 5 percent, and 3 percent more than average. Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Detroit, 18 percent below the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Cleveland (18 percent lower) and Atlanta (7 percent lower).

Related Job Salaries

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid
Job Title:
Years in Field/Career:
Location:
United States (change)
- OR -

Experience Affects Customs Broker Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 34%
Experienced
up arrow 12%
Mid-Career
up arrow 3%
National Average
$49,000

Skills That Affect Customs Broker Salaries

Import Compliance
up arrow 3%
National Average
$49,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied Image
Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 101 votes.

Gender

Female
56%
female alumni
 
Male
44%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 14%