The average salary for a Freight Forwarder in Australia is AU$52,013.
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Job Description for Freight Forwarder
Freight forwarders are responsible for organizing and coordinating the transport of cargo from its point of origin to a specified end location. The freight forwarder manages contracts with manufacturers and uses all acceptable forms of transportation (such as trucks, ships, and airplanes) to ensure delivery is as quick and cost-efficient as possible. Freight forwarders are expected to negotiate for the most cost-effective carriers to move the cargo safely and efficiently; it is common for a forw…Read more
Freight Forwarder Tasks
- Communicate with customers picking up or dropping off cargo.
- Perform freight transfers.
- Inspect equipment to prevent damage or injury.
- Load and unload cargo from pallets and containers.
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Popular Skills for Freight Forwarder
Skills in Logistics, Shipping, Import Compliance and Export Compliance are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Customer Service.
Pay by Experience Level for Freight Forwarder
An entry-level Freight Forwarder with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$48,248 based on 8 salaries. An early career Freight Forwarder with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$50,731 based on 56 salaries. A mid-career Freight Forwarder with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$58,395 based on 22 salaries. An experienced Freight Forwarder with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$68,214 based on 13 salaries.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Freight Forwarder in their job title in Perth, Western Australia earn an average of 4.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Brisbane, Queensland (4.5% more) and Melbourne, Victoria (1.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Adelaide, South Australia (20.7% less) and Sydney, New South Wales (2.4% less).
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