The average salary for a Customs Compliance Specialist is $58,529.
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Job Description for Customs Compliance Specialist
Customs compliance specialists work primarily for government agencies and sometimes for private companies, and they are responsible for ensuring that all imports and exports comply with federal and international regulatory laws. All products and services must be reviewed, and any necessary corrections must be made to meet imposed standards. Violations should also be referred to the appropriate agencies in a timely manner. These specialists often train their staff and are considered confidential…Read more
Customs Compliance Specialist Tasks
- Review and enforce goods classifications and associated tariff codes.
- Report customs regulation violations to appropriate agencies.
- Train staff on customs compliance issues and act as a confidential contact for concerns.
- Analyze associated customs documentation and policies for regulatory compliance.
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Skills in Trade Compliance, Export Compliance and Auditing are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Logistics and Import Compliance.
Pay by Experience Level for Customs Compliance Specialist
An entry-level Customs Compliance Specialist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $43,377 based on 16 salaries. An early career Customs Compliance Specialist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $53,316 based on 68 salaries. A mid-career Customs Compliance Specialist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $60,012 based on 63 salaries. An experienced Customs Compliance Specialist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $64,129 based on 37 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $72,818.
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Employees with Customs Compliance Specialist in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 18.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Portland, Oregon (0.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Grand Rapids, Michigan (19.3% less), Charlotte, North Carolina (14.2% less) and Minneapolis, Minnesota (10.5% less).
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