Customs Officer Salary

A Customs Officer earns an average salary of $50,825 per year.

$34,670 - $86,258
$35K
$51K
$86K
MEDIAN: $50,825
10%
50%
90%

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$10.17 - $40.76
$20
MEDIAN: $19.58
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$34,670 - $86,258  
   
Total Pay (?
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$28,110 - $88,504  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 29
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$19.58  
   
Overtime
$19.87 - $102.76  
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$28,110 - $88,504  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 8

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Job Description for Customs Officer

A customs officer is a specialized law enforcement official who is typically stationed in locations that people and cargo normally enter the country, such as airports, harbors and roads that cross national borders. Customs officer work to ensure that illegal cargo is not brought into the country, as well as detain and arrest individuals who may be involved in smuggling or are on watch or wanted lists.

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Customs Officer Tasks

  • Inspect paperwork, luggage, cargo and items to control border crossings and collect payments.
  • Participate in criminal proceedings and prosecution.
  • Confiscate items and goods, document findings and explain reasoning.
  • Interview people to determine their right to enter or leave a country.
  • Interact with the public to explain and enforce customs and laws.

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Pay by Experience Level for Customs Officer

Pay by Experience for a Customs Officer has a positive trend. An entry-level Customs Officer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 21 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Customs Officer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 9 salaries. An experienced Customs Officer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 7 salaries. A Customs Officer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $86,000 based on 7 salaries.

Key Stats for Customs Officer

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
22%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
19%
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Experience Affects Customs Officer Salaries

Late-Career
▲70%

Mid-Career
▲38%

National Average
$51,000

Entry-Level
▼4%

Experienced
▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
22%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 46%
vision benefits
Vision: 38%
no benefits
None: 31%