Import Specialist Salary

Import Specialists in the United States earn an average of $44K per year, and top pay can be found in San Francisco, where the average is $62K. Import Specialists will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+11 percent) and Chicago (+5 percent). The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$34,928 - $69,354
$35K
$44K
$69K
MEDIAN: $43,998
10%
50%
90%

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$12.18 - $22.54
$12
$18
$23
MEDIAN: $18.27
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50%
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$0$69K
Salary $34,928 - $69,354
Bonus $98.63 - $5,423
Profit Sharing $750
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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$30,751 - $63,326
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 105
Hourly Data $0$34
Hourly Rate $12.18 - $22.54
Overtime $16.79 - $34.58
Annual Data $0$63K
Bonus $98.63 - $5,423
Profit Sharing $750
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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$30,751 - $63,326
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 67

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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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At the upper end, Import Specialists who move into an Import Manager role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Import Managers is a much higher $59K per year.

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Pay by Experience Level for Import Specialist

Pay by Experience for an Import Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Import Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 95 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Import Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 37 salaries. An experienced Import Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 46 salaries. An Import Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 19 salaries.

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Key Stats for Import Specialist

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 26 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Import Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
▲23%

Experienced
▲13%

Mid-Career
▲6%

National Average
$42,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Import Specialist Salaries


National Average
$42,000

Customer Service
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
no benefits
None: 17%
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