Average Customs Broker Salary

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The average salary for a Customs Broker is $55,916.
MEDIAN $55,916
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$37k - $81k
$254 - $10k
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$491 - $8k
Total Pay
$33k - $79k

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Job Description for Customs Broker

Customs Broker Tasks
  • Process shipments, managing customs, tariffs, and other requirements.
  • Write, organize, and prepare documents and rulings for timely entry.
  • Inform sales and other departments about specific logistic needs for particular clients or vendors.
  • Document audits, duty statements, customer bonds, and post entry amendments.
The top respondents for the job title Customs Broker are from the companies Expeditors International of Washington, Inc., C. H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. and United Parcel Service (UPS), Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at United Parcel Service (UPS), Inc. where the average pay is $58,163. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Federal Express Corporation (FedEx) and Kuehne & Nagel, earning around $57,662 and $55,500, respectively. FedEx Trade Networks pays the lowest at around $38,646. panalpina, Incorporated and Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $42,198 and $44,361, respectively.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Customs Broker. Thickness and color of lines indicates how common a path is.
Customs Broker
International Trade Compliance Manager
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
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Popular Skills for Customs Broker

Skills in Import Compliance, Trade Compliance, Customer Service and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Data Entry.

Pay by Experience Level for Customs Broker

An entry-level Customs Broker with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $45,271 based on 126 salaries. An early career Customs Broker with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $49,126 based on 280 salaries. A mid-career Customs Broker with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $55,888 based on 171 salaries. An experienced Customs Broker with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $59,909 based on 213 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $68,952.
Employees with Customs Broker in their job title in Miami, Florida earn an average of 19.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Chicago, Illinois (10.3% more) and Los Angeles, California (2.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Charlotte, North Carolina (12.1% less), Atlanta, Georgia (10.5% less) and New York, New York (7.0% less).

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