Import/Export Analyst Salary
An average Import & Export Analyst in the United States can expect to take home roughly $55K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Men make up a slight majority of Import & Export Analysts (53 percent) who responded to the survey. Most Import & Export Analysts report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical and dental benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and the greater part earn vision coverage. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Job Description for Import/Export Analyst
Import/export analysts are responsible for arranging communications and shipments between a sales group and its customers and are employed by a variety of companies which distribute products. These analysts generally work in office settings during traditional business hours, though shifts may vary depending on the employer. They may work either independently or on teams within their company's shipping department, as well.Read More...
A bachelor’s degree in business, business administration, or a related field is generally required for this position, and specialized courses pertaining to domestic/international shipping, global business management, and global documentation may be required. Some employers may prefer applicants who are fluent in two or more languages, especially if they have a large number of international clients.
Import/export analysts may have a variety of responsibilities, including: arranging communications between sales departments and national/international customers; arranging shipments of goods; preparing and confirming orders; handling pricing information; releasing invoices; collaborating with distributors and salespersons; maintaining an understanding of the global economy and up-to-date computer skills; and managing a team of import/export professionals.
Applicants for this position should be highly analytical, organized, and attentive to detail, and strong communication and leadership skills are also important.
Import/Export Analyst Tasks
- Analyze import/export processes to determine methods for improving efficiency and reducing costs.
- Classify goods being imported/exported according to customs guidelines and obtain import/export licenses.
- Make sure imported/exported goods comply with government regulations.
- Coordinate with logistics personnel, customs officers, and clients to ensure goods arrive on time.
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Pay by Experience Level for Import/Export Analyst
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Import & Export Analysts. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $57K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $48K. Import & Export Analysts see a median salary of $58K after reaching one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $73K.