Import Specialist Salary

Average Import Specialists in the United States make around $45K per year. Residence is the main element affecting pay for this group — experience level and the individual firm are driving factors as well. The majority of Import Specialists (63 percent) who took the survey are female. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Job satisfaction for Import Specialists is high. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$34,719 - $67,408
$35K
$45K
$67K
MEDIAN: $45,168
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50%
90%

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$12.28 - $23.26
$12
$17
$23
MEDIAN: $17.05
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$34,719 - $67,408  
   
Bonus
$295.90 - $5,124  
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
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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$30,649 - $64,325  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 100
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.28 - $23.26  
   
Overtime
$1.80 - $39.45  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$295.90 - $5,124  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
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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$30,649 - $64,325  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 72

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Import Specialist


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As Import Specialists transition into upper-level roles such as Import Manager, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Import Managers earn $59K on average per year.

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Pay by Experience Level for Import Specialist

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


Import Specialists do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $38K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $43K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Import Specialists make a median salary of $48K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $51K.

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Key Stats for Import Specialist

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Import Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
▲24%

Experienced
▲16%

Mid-Career
▲3%

National Average
$41,000

Entry-Level
▼9%

Skills That Affect Import Specialist Salaries

National Average
$41,000


Customer Service
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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