Freight Broker Salary

Commissions form a big slice (slightly less than a third) of total compensation for Freight Brokers. The median income in this area hovers around $45K. This group's pay is mainly influenced by career duration, followed by geography and the particular employer. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and slightly less than a fourth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a strong majority and dental coverage is claimed by more than half. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job.

$30,277 - $68,466
(Median)
$30K
$42K
$68K
MEDIAN: $41,730
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$10.02 - $24.73
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$15
$25
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$30,277 - $68,466  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,971  
Profit Sharing
$4,500  
Commission
$2,990 - $48,047  
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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$29,721 - $73,771  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 309
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$10.02 - $24.73  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.50  
Overtime
$10.30 - $43.63  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,971  
   
Commission
$2,990 - $48,047  
Profit Sharing
$4,500  
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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$29,721 - $73,771  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 45
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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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Popular Skills for Freight Broker


Freight Brokers report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Sales Management, Sales, Logistics, and Negotiation are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Customer Service. Most people skilled in Negotiation are similarly competent in Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Freight Broker

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


Freight Brokers with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $41K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $50K. Freight Brokers bring in $54K after working for 10 to 20 years. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $66K on average.

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Experience Affects Freight Broker Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 47%

Experienced
up arrow 21%

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

National Average
$45,000


Skills That Affect Freight Broker Salaries

Sales Management
up arrow 14%

Sales
up arrow 3%

Logistics
up arrow 1%

National Average
$45,000

Negotiation
up arrow 1%

Customer Service
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
medical benefits
Vision: 44%
dental benefits
None: 23%
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