Import/Export Agent Salary (United States)

An Import/Export Agent earns an average salary of $38,639 per year. A skill in Logistics is associated with high pay for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
Import/Export Agent Total Pay (?
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$28,599 - $52,213
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MEDIAN: $38,639
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Import/Export Agent Total Pay (?
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$12.12 - $21.62
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$28,599 - $52,213  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,973  
Profit Sharing
$294.79 - $3,052  
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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$27,295 - $51,178  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 303
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.12 - $21.62  
   
Overtime
$17.46 - $35.39  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,973  
   
Profit Sharing
$294.79 - $3,052  
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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$27,295 - $51,178  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 303
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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
  • 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.
  • 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.

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Experience Affects Import/Export Agent Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 34%
Experienced
up arrow 9%
Mid-Career
up arrow 5%
National Average
$37,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Skills That Affect Import/Export Agent Salaries

Logistics
up arrow 11%
Customer Service
0%
Shipping
0%
National Average
$37,000
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 68 votes.
Gender
Female
57%
female alumni
 
Male
43%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
6%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 15%
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