Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)
The average hourly pay for a Customs Clerk is $15.35
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Customs Clerks?
An early career Customs Clerk with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $14.65 based on 10 salaries. An experienced Customs Clerk with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.75 based on 5 salaries.
What Do Customs Clerks Do?
Customs clerks work for customs agencies which cater primarily to businesses. In this position, it is important to be familiar with the laws of the countries which receive exports, and research skills are important in order to understand all applicable laws. These clerks also ensure that all items are shipped in the proper packaging and allowed quantities.
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- Process paperwork for goods which will go through customs, and ensure goods meet regulatory requirements.
- Answer questions about requirements and regulations for shipping goods.
- Determine tariff and duty payments required for goods and suggest methods for reducing taxes.