The average pay for an Import/Export Clerk is $40,347 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.

$30,032 - $55,708
(Median)
$30K
$40K
$56K
MEDIAN: $40,346
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$10.93 - $20.40
(Median)
$11
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$20
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$30,032 - $55,708  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,991  
Profit Sharing
$0.00  
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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$25,924 - $51,391  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 58
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.93 - $20.40  
   
Overtime
$15.66 - $30.13  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,991  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00  
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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$25,924 - $51,391  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 49
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Job Description for Import/Export Clerk

An import/export clerk typically receives orders, documents the order’s requirements, gathers and packs merchandise, and then arranges for shipping or freight. An import/export clerk may work internationally or domestically, and they must be familiar with the shipping requirements relevant to their work. These clerks share relevant information with others within their company, as well as pack, ship, and file reports for a variety of merchandise. Clerks must also efficiently organize and process goods at an acceptable pace. Scheduling and organizing routes, taking calls, estimating and giving quotes, investigating problems, monitoring orders' status, invoicing orders, and performing basic clerical duties are often tasks performed by the clerk.

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Import/Export Clerk Tasks

  • Assist in import and export process.
  • Write and store import and export documentation.
  • Track shipment and forward the information to clients.
  • Prepare billing for customers.
  • Carry out data entry.

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Pay by Experience Level for Import/Export Clerk

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

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Experience Affects Import/Export Clerk Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 23%

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

National Average
$37,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Import/Export Clerk Salaries

Logistics
0%

National Average
$37,000

Customer Service
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
medical benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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