Import Specialist Salary

Earnings for Import Specialists in the United States come in at around $45K annually on average. In the world of Import Specialists, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $5K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $6K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $31K and $66K. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The majority of Import Specialists claim high levels of job satisfaction. Import Specialists survey participants are largely women, dominating at 65 percent. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$33,337 - $66,937

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$12.10 - $23.49

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$33,337 - $66,937  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,992  
Profit Sharing
$101.37 - $6,061  
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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$31,036 - $65,999  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 143
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.10 - $23.49  
   
Overtime
$17.67 - $40.36  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,992  
   
Profit Sharing
$101.37 - $6,061  
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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$31,036 - $65,999  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 83
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Job Description for Import Specialist

An import specialist detects, and helps prevent, violations of U.S. customs laws and import/export regulations and the entry of illegal drugs/products into the country. They also work to prevent weapons and weapon parts from entering the country.

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Import Specialist Tasks

  • Troubleshoot and resolve shipping, quality and regulation problems.
  • Track data about shipments, facilities, brokers, clients and compliance.
  • Create monthly and annual reports and documentation.
  • Coordinate and facilitate with contractors, shippers, clients and carriers.
  • Build and maintain relationships with vendors, federal agencies and shippers.

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Job skills reported by Import Specialists are limited. Import Compliance and Customer Service are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Import Specialist

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


People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $39K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $45K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $43K in this role. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $52K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Experience Affects Import Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 22%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Experienced
up arrow 2%

National Average
$42,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Skills That Affect Import Specialist Salaries

National Average
$42,000

Import Compliance
up arrow 3%

Customer Service
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 12%
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