A substantial slice of final earnings for Freight Brokers (nearly one in three) arrives through commissions. Median overall income in this area is approximately $46K. Freight Brokers will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+20 percent), Portland (+19 percent), Kansas City (+18 percent), and Houston (+10 percent). This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$31,227 - $69,747
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$70K
MEDIAN: $41,571
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$10.08 - $25.76
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$31,227 - $69,747  
   
Bonus
$1,216 - $14,822  
Profit Sharing
$5,500  
Commission
$3,250 - $34,817  
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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$30,177 - $73,480  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 330
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$10.08 - $25.76  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.50  
Overtime
$6.00 - $40.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$1,216 - $14,822  
   
Commission
$3,250 - $34,817  
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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$30,177 - $73,480  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 55
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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 a narrow range of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Sales Management, Logistics, Sales, and Negotiation are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include 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 rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. The average beginner in this position makes around $41K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $52K. For Freight Brokers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $56K. Freight Brokers who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $64K.

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Experience Affects Freight Broker Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 41%



National Average
$46,000


Skills That Affect Freight Broker Salaries

Sales Management
up arrow 7%

Logistics
up arrow 3%

Sales
up arrow 2%

Negotiation
up arrow 1%

National Average
$46,000

Customer Service
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 46 votes.

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
medical benefits
Vision: 48%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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