A substantial slice of final earnings for Freight Brokers (one-third) arrives through commissions. Median overall income in this area is approximately $46K. Freight Brokers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Dallas (+24 percent), Portland (+19 percent), Kansas City (+18 percent), and St. Louis (+17 percent). This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$31,400 - $69,090
$31K
$42K
$69K
MEDIAN: $41,958
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50%
90%

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$10.24 - $25.64
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$16
$26
MEDIAN: $15.61
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$31,400 - $69,090  
   
Bonus
$1,192 - $15,033  
Profit Sharing
$5,500  
Commission
$3,448 - $35,490  
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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$30,353 - $73,865  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 331
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.24 - $25.64  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.50  
Overtime
$9.79 - $36.77  
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$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$1,192 - $15,033  
   
Commission
$3,448 - $35,490  
Profit Sharing
$5,500  
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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$30,353 - $73,865  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 67

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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

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

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Popular Skills for Freight Broker


Freight Brokers usually report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Sales Management, Sales, Negotiation, and Logistics are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Customer Service. For most people, competency in Negotiation indicates knowledge of 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 $52K. Freight Brokers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $53K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $62K.

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Key Stats for Freight Broker

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 49 votes.
049
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Freight Broker Salaries




National Average
$46,000


Skills That Affect Freight Broker Salaries

Sales Management
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National Average
$46,000



Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 49 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
dental benefits
None: 27%
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