The average pay for an Import/Export Agent is $41,665 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
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$28,523 - $55,158
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$42K
$55K
MEDIAN: $41,665
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$13.15 - $22.48
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$28,523 - $55,158  
   
Bonus
$459.58 - $2,936  
Total Pay (?
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$28,476 - $52,928  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 86
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$13.15 - $22.48  
   
Overtime
$19.32 - $34.60  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$459.58 - $2,936  
   
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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$28,476 - $52,928  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 67

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Job Description for Import/Export Agent

Becoming an import/export agent requires very little specialized education and instead relies on individual competence. To work as an import/export agent, you generally are only required to hold a high school diploma at the very least. The primary function of an import/export agent is to organize and schedule shipments of goods. They need to know what is coming in and what is going out of a given location which requires extensive documentation. In addition to this, goods must be meticulously examined to ensure that they comply with all legal standards and requirements. Tracking shipments and ensuring their documentation is up to date and complete is an every day task for import/export agents.

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Import/Export Agent Tasks

  • Coordinate day-to-day import and export of products, including reviewing orders and documents.
  • Track and communicate all delays, damages, and other problems, working to resolve customer problems.
  • Ensure all regulations, certificates, and documentation needs are met, as well as tracking all shipments.
  • Set shipping schedules and communicate with customers, deliverers, and ports to verify loading, departures, and arrivals.

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Pay by Experience Level for Import/Export Agent

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

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Key Stats for Import/Export Agent

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.
046
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Import/Export Agent Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 29%

Experienced
up arrow 13%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$41,000


Skills That Affect Import/Export Agent Salaries

Import Compliance
up arrow 9%

Export Compliance
up arrow 6%

National Average
$41,000


Logistics
up arrow 5%

Shipping
up arrow 6%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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