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Freight Broker Salary

Freight Brokers in the United States can expect wages of $42K per year on average. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Male Freight Brokers are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. For the most part, Freight Brokers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$30,372 - $64,767
(Median)
$30K
$42K
$65K
MEDIAN: $41,874
10%
50%
90%

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$11.89 - $22.05
(Median)
$12
$15
$22
MEDIAN: $15.00
10%
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90%

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National Salary 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$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$30,372 - $64,767  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,280  
Profit Sharing
$1,526 - $12,000  
Commission
$3,300 - $45,000  
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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$30,293 - $71,750  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 203
National Hourly Rate 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$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.89 - $22.05  
   
Overtime
$18.00 - $28.36  
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.
)
$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,280  
   
Commission
$3,300 - $45,000  
Profit Sharing
$1,526 - $12,000  
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).
)
$30,293 - $71,750  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 25

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Job Description for Freight Broker

A freight broker is a key employee in the logistics operation of any company doing a significant portion of their business in shipping and delivery. The broker typically uses a variety of computer software to help him or her efficiently schedule freight deliveries and pickups. He or she helps ensure that personnel and fleet vehicles and equipment are adequate to handle these needs and also has strong organizational skills to ensure that specialized cargo is correctly matched to the proper shipping containers and vehicles.

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Freight Broker Tasks

  • Rate loads for current and prospective clients.
  • Cultivate new business and manage existing accounts.
  • Build relationships with existing carrier database.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with current and prospective clients.
  • Arrange for freight transportation using internal systems.

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Professional skills reported by Freight Brokers are few in number. Those who have experience with Logistics, Sales, and Negotiation can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Many workers who know Negotiation also know Sales.

Pay by Experience Level for Freight Broker

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


Freight Brokers who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $41K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $46K on average. Freight Brokers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $61K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $63K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Experience Affects Freight Broker Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 41%

Experienced
up arrow 36%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$44,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Freight Broker Salaries

Logistics
up arrow 12%

Sales
up arrow 2%

National Average
$44,000

Negotiation
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 20%
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