A Customs Officer earns an average salary of $54,464 per year.

$35,677 - $88,887
(Median)
$36K
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$89K
MEDIAN: $54,464
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$11.00 - $33.24
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$35,677 - $88,887  
   
Bonus
$2,850  
Total Pay (?
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$29,789 - $89,402  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 35
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$15.00  
   
Overtime
$19.93 - $101.81  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$2,850  
   
Total Pay (?
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$29,789 - $89,402  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 9
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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

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Customs Officer

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Experience Affects Customs Officer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 67%

Mid-Career
up arrow 34%

National Average
$52,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

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

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
medical benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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