The average salary for a Freight Broker is $42,589.
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Job Description for Freight Broker
A freight broker is a key employee in the logistics operation of any company doing a significant portion of their business in shipping and delivery. The broker typically uses a variety of computer software to help him or her efficiently schedule freight deliveries and pickups. He or she helps ensure that personnel and fleet vehicles and equipment are adequate to handle these needs and also has strong organizational skills to ensure that specialized cargo is correctly matched to the proper shippi…Read more
Freight Broker Tasks
- Develop and maintain strong relationships with current and prospective clients.
- Arrange for freight transportation using internal systems.
- Build relationships with existing carrier database.
- Rate loads for current and prospective clients.
- Cultivate new business and manage existing accounts.
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Popular Skills for Freight Broker
Skills in Contract Negotiation are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Sales, Customer Service, Negotiation and Logistics.
Pay by Experience Level for Freight Broker
An entry-level Freight Broker with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $37,781 based on 61 salaries. An early career Freight Broker with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $40,913 based on 262 salaries. A mid-career Freight Broker with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $48,991 based on 104 salaries. An experienced Freight Broker with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $50,214 based on 75 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $57,226.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Freight Broker in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 26.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Denver, Colorado (15.4% more) and Chicago, Illinois (6.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Indianapolis, Indiana (11.9% less) and Dallas, Texas (3.4% less).
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