Freight Forwarder Salary

A Freight Forwarder earns an average salary of $40,954 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job.

$29,891 - $70,467
$30K
$41K
$70K
MEDIAN: $41,480
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50%
90%

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$10.92 - $20.23
$11
$16
$20
MEDIAN: $16.49
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$0$70K
Salary $29,891 - $70,467
Bonus $783 - $8,054
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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$27,087 - $62,397
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 136
Hourly Data $0$31
Hourly Rate $10.92 - $20.23
Overtime $17.00 - $31.25
Annual Data $0$62K
Bonus $783 - $8,054
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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$27,087 - $62,397
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 74

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Job Description for Freight Forwarder

Freight forwarders are responsible for organizing and coordinating the transport of cargo from its point of origin to a specified end location. The freight forwarder manages contracts with manufacturers and uses all acceptable forms of transportation (such as trucks, ships, and airplanes) to ensure delivery is as quick and cost-efficient as possible. Freight forwarders are expected to negotiate for the most cost-effective carriers to move the cargo safely and efficiently; it is common for a forwarder to propose a bid to carriers to find the most suitable one to start the shipping process.

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Freight Forwarder Tasks

  • Communicate with customers picking up or dropping off cargo.
  • Perform freight transfers.
  • Inspect equipment to prevent damage or injury.
  • Load and unload cargo from pallets and containers.

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Pay by Experience Level for Freight Forwarder

Pay by Experience for a Freight Forwarder has a positive trend. An entry-level Freight Forwarder with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 125 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Freight Forwarder with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 47 salaries. An experienced Freight Forwarder which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 39 salaries. A Freight Forwarder with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 18 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $40,152

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Key Stats for Freight Forwarder

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 31 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Freight Forwarder Salaries

Late-Career
▲52%

Experienced
▲14%

Mid-Career
▲3%

National Average
$40,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Freight Forwarder Salaries

Export Compliance
▼0%

National Average
$40,000

Shipping
▼2%


Import Compliance
▼6%

Microsoft Office
▼8%

Logistics
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
no benefits
None: 19%
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