Ocean Export Coordinator Salary
Earnings for Ocean Export Coordinators in the United States come in at around $41K annually on average. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Ocean Export Coordinators making up 74 percent. Although about one in five lack health benefits of any kind, a strong majority do enjoy medical insurance, and more than half get dental coverage, too. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Job Description for Ocean Export Coordinator
An ocean export coordinator helps control the flow of products and/or information to clients and customers across international waters; this means shipments headed overseas are ultimately the ocean export coordinator's responsibility. The coordinator is expected to respond to client need, and providing an accurate timeline for delivery. They keep up with changes to import and export laws for every country from which their company ships or which receive items. Ocean export coordinators are also expected to perform regular in-depth audits of all workflow operations.Read More...
Most ocean export coordinators work for shipping companies, and they typically work in a shipping warehouse environment. Since shipping is a 24/7 field, an ocean export coordinator may work any shift based on the needs of the company. This is generally a full-time job.
While most companies have a minimum educational requirement of a high school diploma or equivalent, most prefer a bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in the field. Having a flexible work schedule is also a plus. Ocean export coordinators must be detail-oriented, a team player, and customer-focused. On top of that, being able to communicate effectively in both verbal and written communication is essential.
Ocean Export Coordinator Tasks
- Communicate with carriers, origin and destination locations regarding shipment status, special handling and delivery processes.
- Consolidate and route shipments based on local office procedures.
- Monitor and manage shipments until completion.
- Take booking requests ensuring bookings are made at current and accurate rates.
- Keep customers appraised to the export details of transactions in accordance with local office export operation procedures.
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Pay by Experience Level for Ocean Export Coordinator
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $39K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $43K. Ocean Export Coordinators with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $46K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make about the same as folks in the 10-to-20 year range.