Import/Export Clerk Salary

The average pay for an Import/Export Clerk is $36,986 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. For the first five to ten years in this position, salary increases modestly, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

$28,152 - $51,017
(Median)
$28K
$37K
$51K
MEDIAN: $36,986
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$10.36 - $19.40
(Median)
$10
$15
$19
MEDIAN: $14.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$28,152 - $51,017  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,564  
Total Pay (?
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$24,675 - $49,224  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 110
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.36 - $19.40  
   
Overtime
$14.83 - $29.94  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,564  
   
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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$24,675 - $49,224  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 95
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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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Experience Affects Import/Export Clerk Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 15%

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

National Average
$35,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Skills That Affect Import/Export Clerk Salaries

Logistics
up arrow 5%

National Average
$35,000

Customer Service
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 19%
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