The average Expeditor in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $14.79 per hour. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Slightly less than a third of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, the larger part report medical coverage and a majority claim dental coverage as well. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 55 percent. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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.Read More...
Expeditors generally work in an indoor environment with small teams, functioning as a supervisor. There are minimal physical requirements beyond basic movement and occasional lifting. Work hours depend on the employer's needs, and they may range from typical business hours to overnight shifts or weekend work.
Requirements for expeditor positions vary based on the industry and level of pay. Some industries require a bachelor’s degree for consideration, and many food industry jobs require no previous experience. The highest-level positions often require 10 or more years of procurement experience, and some jobs may require knowledge of specific fields and technologies.
- Maintain stock levels.
- Generate purchase orders and Request For Quotation's.
- Review demand and takes necessary action to meet delivery dates.
- Receive and verify orders purchased.
- Communicate with vendors on products.
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Popular Skills for Expeditor
Survey results suggest that Expeditors put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Office, Data Entry, Microsoft Excel, and Scheduling are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 8 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Organizing and Customer Service. Those educated in Customer Service tend to be well versed in Microsoft Office.
Pay by Experience Level for Expeditor
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $33K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $39K. Expeditors who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $41K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $56K on average.
Pay Difference by Location
With a pay rate for Expeditors that is 31 percent greater than the national average, Houston offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Expeditors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+25 percent), Los Angeles (+13 percent), Baton Rouge (+10 percent), and Philadelphia (+4 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Cleveland, 4 percent below the national average.
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