Customs Broker Salary (United States)

Customs Brokers in the United States can typically expect wages of $48,593 annually. Pay ranges from $30,650 on the low end to $73,081 per year on the higher side. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by career length, but the particular city and the particular employer are influential factors as well. The greater part enjoy medical while most get dental coverage in this occupation. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Women Customs Brokers just slightly outnumber men in the field. Most Customs Brokers like their work and job satisfaction is high. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
Customs Broker Salary (?
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$32,067 - $74,480
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MEDIAN: $49,750
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Customs Broker Salary (?
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$12.62 - $23.26
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National Salary Data

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$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).
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$30,650 - $73,081  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 373
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.62 - $23.26  
   
Overtime
$15.83 - $34.14  
National Annualized Data (?
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$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).
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$30,650 - $73,081  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | 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.

Customs Broker Job Listings

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Popular Employer Salaries for Customs Broker

For Customs Brokers, comfortable salaries can be found at Ups Supply Chain Solutions; in fact, typical earnings are around $45,153, the highest in the area. The consistently lowest paying firm on the list is Expeditors International of Washington, Inc., where the median salary is just $35,529.

Pay by Experience Level for Customs Broker

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay for Customs Brokers increases steadily with experience. At career start, salaries are typically $39K, which grows to $49,893 after five to 10 years. Compensation is $55K after 10 to 20 years. After 20 years of work in the field, Customs Brokers typically earn $65K and go on to enjoy solid increases in earnings. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up about a quarter 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 17 percent. One to nine years of experience is standard for most employees in this area; more than half of respondents fit between this range.

Pay Difference By Location

Chicago
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Charlotte
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Miami
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National Average
$49,000
Los Angeles
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Atlanta
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Detroit
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Cleveland
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Home to some of the best pay for Customs Brokers, Chicago offers exceptional salaries, 17 percent above the national average. Customs Brokers will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+16 percent), Charlotte (+12 percent), New York (+5 percent), and Dallas (+3 percent). Detroit ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 18 percent below the national average. Employers in Cleveland and Atlanta also lean toward paying below-median salaries (-18 percent and -7 percent, respectively).

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Experience Affects Customs Broker Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$49,000

Skills That Affect Customs Broker Salaries

Import Compliance
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National Average
$49,000

Job Satisfaction

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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%
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