Expeditor Salary

Expeditors in the United States take home approximately $14.91 per hour on average. Residence and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Expeditors claim high levels of job satisfaction. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — one in five lack coverage. On the flip side, a fair number have medical insurance and more than half receive dental plans. Women make up a slight majority of Expeditors (53 percent) survey respondents. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$30,542 - $63,197
(Median)
$31K
$43K
$63K
MEDIAN: $42,927
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$9.55 - $21.18
(Median)
$9
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$21
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$30,542 - $63,197  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,825  
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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$22,746 - $56,431  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 142
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.55 - $21.18  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.03 - $6.20  
Overtime
$14.70 - $31.73  
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.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,825  
   
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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$22,746 - $56,431  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 278
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Job Description for Expeditor

Positions under the title "expeditor" are common in many industries, ranging from food services to suppliers of all kinds. The basic duty of individuals in this position is ensuring that deliveries and supplies are available in a timely and efficient manner. Duties performed by expeditors include coordinating with those taking orders/purchases and other employees, reviewing products for quality and accuracy, planning equipment scheduling for optimal workflow, and performing other activities related to ensuring an efficient production environment and the timely delivery of product and services. In some cases, the expeditor's job may also require the use of specialized software and computer technology.

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Expeditor Tasks

  • Communicate with vendors on products.
  • Maintain stock levels.
  • Receive and verify orders purchased.
  • Generate purchase orders and Request For Quotation’s.
  • Review demand and takes necessary action to meet delivery dates.

Common Career Paths for Expeditor


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Expeditors might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Buyer, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $46K per year.

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Expeditors report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Excel, Scheduling, Microsoft Office, and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Oral / Verbal Communication, Customer Service, and Microsoft Office. Oral / Verbal Communication is a skill commonly found among those who know Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Expeditor

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


For Expeditors, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. The average beginner in this position makes around $35K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $40K. Expeditors bring in $41K after working for 10 to 20 years. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $44K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

Pay Difference by Location


Houston offers some of the highest pay in the country for Expeditors, 24 percent above the national average. Expeditors will also find cushy salaries in New York (+21 percent) and Los Angeles (+12 percent). Cleveland ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 7 percent below the national average.

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Experience Affects Expeditor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$37,000


Skills That Affect Expeditor Salaries

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 11%

National Average
$37,000

Scheduling
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 10%

Customer Service
up arrow 12%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 85 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 21%
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