The average salary for an Early-Career Customs Broker with Trade Compliance skills is $52,488.
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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 proce…Read more
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.
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Popular Skills for Customs Broker
Skills in Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Data Entry, Customer Service and Import Compliance.
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 $47,500 based on 6 salaries. A mid-career Customs Broker with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $60,111 based on 34 salaries. An experienced Customs Broker with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $66,310 based on 66 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $70,825.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Customs Broker in their job title in Chicago, Illinois earn an average of 14.4% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Baltimore, Maryland (12.8% less) and Los Angeles, California (8.6% less).
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