Customs Broker Salary

The average Customs Broker in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $54K per year. Total cash compensation to Customs Brokers approaches anywhere from $33K on the lower end to $81K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $10K from bonuses and upwards of $23K from profit sharing. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by geography, but tenure and the individual firm are influential factors as well. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Customs Brokers. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 59 percent. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$36,322 - $80,918
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$55K
$81K
MEDIAN: $54,822
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$13.66 - $24.69
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$0$81K
Salary $36,322 - $80,918
Bonus $408.51 - $10,106
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $36,602
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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$34,598 - $81,559
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 335
Hourly Data $0$38
Hourly Rate $13.66 - $24.69
Overtime $19.35 - $38.96
Annual Data $0$81K
Bonus $408.51 - $10,106
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $36,602
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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$34,598 - $81,559
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 123

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Job Description for Customs Broker

Customs brokers are responsible for managing customs clearance for imports and exports within their organization. They work with local and/or foreign governments' regulatory agencies to ensure their company meets all necessary documentary and regulatory requirements when shipping goods in or out of the country. They manage all internal procedures related to handling goods for import or export, including conducting research and making recommendations for improving the efficiency of customs processing and auditing prior transactions. Customs brokers may serve as the primary point of contact for foreign vendors and clients regarding payment and shipment information.

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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.

Customs Broker Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Customs Broker


Expeditors International of Washington, Inc., Ups Supply Chain Solutions, C. H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc., FedEx Trade Networks, and United Parcel Service (UPS), Inc. are all popular places to work. The biggest paychecks can be found at Ups Supply Chain Solutions — the median salary there is $45K.

Popular Skills for Customs Broker


Customs Brokers report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Trade Compliance, Export Compliance, Import Compliance, and Data Entry are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 16 percent. Customer Service and Data Entry as skills, however, tend to be associated with significantly smaller paychecks. Those educated in Import Compliance tend to be well versed in Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Customs Broker

Pay by Experience for a Customs Broker has a positive trend. An entry-level Customs Broker with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 193 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Customs Broker with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 121 salaries. An experienced Customs Broker which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 141 salaries. A Customs Broker with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $68,000 based on 69 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $50,043

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For those looking to make money, Customs Brokers in Miami enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 33 percent above the national average. Customs Brokers will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+32 percent), New York (+32 percent), Dallas (+24 percent), and Chicago (+21 percent). Compared to the national average, Buffalo Customs Brokers have considerably lower salaries, 34 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Charlotte and Elk Grove Village are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries tend to be 10 percent less than the median.

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Key Stats for Customs Broker

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 76 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Customs Broker Salaries

▲36%

▲6%

National Average
$50,000

▼1%

▼11%

Skills That Affect Customs Broker Salaries


Export Compliance
▲13%


National Average
$50,000

Data Entry
▼13%

Customer Service
▼30%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 76 votes.

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
no benefits
None: 14%
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