The average salary for a Customs Officer is $60,397.
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Job Description for Customs Officer
A customs officer is a specialized law enforcement official who is typically stationed in locations that people and cargo normally enter the country, such as airports, harbors and roads that cross national borders. Customs officer work to ensure that illegal cargo is not brought into the country, as well as detain and arrest individuals who may be involved in smuggling or are on watch or wanted lists. In an airport or at a border crossing, a customs officer often works mostly with people enteri…Read more
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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