Customs Broker Salary

Earnings for Customs Brokers in the United States come in at around $52K annually on average. Total cash compensation to Customs Brokers bottoms out near $34K and approaches $80K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $9K from bonuses and almost $37K from profit sharing. While experience level and the individual firm impact pay for this group, geographic location is the most influential factor. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 58 percent. Work is enjoyable for Customs Brokers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$36,263 - $81,199
$36K
$52K
$81K
MEDIAN: $51,915
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$13.58 - $23.74
$14
$18
$24
MEDIAN: $18.46
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$36,263 - $81,199  
   
Bonus
$146.81 - $9,192  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $36,602  
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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$34,049 - $80,123  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 330
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.58 - $23.74  
   
Overtime
$19.52 - $37.81  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$146.81 - $9,192  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $36,602  
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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$34,049 - $80,123  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 111

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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

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

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Popular Employer Salaries for Customs Broker


Customs Brokers fill the offices of leading firms Expeditors International of Washington, Inc., C. H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc., Ups Supply Chain Solutions, United Parcel Service (UPS), Inc., and FedEx Trade Networks. For Customs Brokers, comfortable salaries can be found at Ups Supply Chain Solutions; in fact, median earnings sit around $45K, the highest in the area.

Popular Skills for Customs Broker


Survey results show that Customs Brokers use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Trade Compliance, Export Compliance, Import Compliance, and Data Entry are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 18 percent. Customer Service and Data Entry as skills, however, tend to be associated with significantly smaller paychecks. Most people familiar with Import Compliance also know Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Customs Broker

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


Customs Brokers who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. The average inexperienced worker earns $45K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $50K. Customs Brokers bring in $53K after working for 10 to 20 years. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $68K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $49,563

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Customs Brokers, busy Boston offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 33 percent above the national average. Customs Brokers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+32 percent), Dallas (+24 percent), Chicago (+21 percent), and Miami (+15 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Customs Brokers in Buffalo earning a whopping 37 percent below the national average. Workers in Torrance and Charlotte earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (12 percent less and 9 percent less, respectively).

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Key Stats for Customs Broker

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 66 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Customs Broker Salaries

Late-Career
▲37%

▲6%

▼0%

National Average
$50,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Customs Broker Salaries


Export Compliance
▲4%


National Average
$50,000

Data Entry
▼12%

Customer Service
▼29%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 66 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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