Freight Broker Salary

A substantial slice of final earnings for Freight Brokers (roughly a 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 (+27 percent), Portland (+19 percent), Kansas City (+18 percent), and Houston (+12 percent).

$31,186 - $69,335
$31K
$42K
$69K
MEDIAN: $42,074
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90%

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$10.17 - $25.17
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MEDIAN: $15.42
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$31,186 - $69,335  
   
Bonus
$1,036 - $23,270  
Profit Sharing
$5,000  
Commission
$3,394 - $35,429  
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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$30,289 - $73,353  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 308
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.17 - $25.17  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.50  
Overtime
$9.86 - $36.49  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$1,036 - $23,270  
   
Commission
$3,394 - $35,429  
Profit Sharing
$5,000  
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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$30,289 - $73,353  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 62
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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 Employer Salaries for Freight Broker


Freight Brokers seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at allen lund company, where the average salary comes to $48K.

Popular Skills for Freight Broker


Freight Brokers generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Sales Management, Sales, Inside Sales, and Negotiation are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 7 percent. Those proficient in Negotiation are, more often than not, also skilled in Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Freight Broker

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. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $41K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $51K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Freight Brokers bring in $54K after working for 10 to 20 years. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $62K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $45,587

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Key Stats for Freight Broker

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 46 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Freight Broker Salaries

▲37%

▲18%

▲13%

National Average
$46,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Freight Broker Salaries

Sales Management
▲7%

▲3%

Inside Sales
▲3%

▲2%

▲1%

National Average
$46,000


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
11%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
dental benefits
None: 28%
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