Average Customs Officer Salary

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The average salary for a Customs Officer is $60,397.
MEDIAN $60,397
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$32k - $93k
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$28k - $93k

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Job Description for Customs Officer

Customs Officer Tasks
  • Inspect paperwork, luggage, cargo and items to control border crossings and collect payments.
  • Participate in criminal proceedings and prosecution.
  • Confiscate items and goods, document findings and explain reasoning.
  • Interview people to determine their right to enter or leave a country.
  • Interact with the public to explain and enforce customs and laws.

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Pay by Experience Level for Customs Officer

An entry-level Customs Officer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $39,852 based on 10 salaries. An early career Customs Officer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $51,038 based on 19 salaries. A mid-career Customs Officer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $72,877 based on 6 salaries. An experienced Customs Officer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $86,021 based on 13 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $86,575.

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