Freight Broker Salary

A substantial slice of final earnings for Freight Brokers (nearly one in three) arrives through commissions. Median overall income in this area is approximately $45K. Freight Brokers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Dallas (+28 percent), Portland (+20 percent), Kansas City (+19 percent), and Houston (+12 percent). The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$31,637 - $66,357
$32K
$42K
$66K
MEDIAN: $42,172
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50%
90%

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$10.24 - $20.77
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MEDIAN: $15.30
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$0$71K
Salary $31,637 - $66,357
Bonus $1,459 - $24,083
Profit Sharing $4,000
Commission $1,939 - $35,364
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$29,937 - $71,687
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 10 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 276
Hourly Data $0$37
Hourly Rate $10.24 - $20.77
Overtime $12.08 - $37.25
Annual Data $0$71K
Bonus $1,459 - $24,083
Commission $1,939 - $35,364
Profit Sharing $4,000
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$29,937 - $71,687
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 10 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 67

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 shipping containers and vehicles.

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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.

Freight Broker Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Freight Broker


Freight Brokers flock to allen lund company for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $48K lead the pack in compensation.

Popular Skills for Freight Broker


Survey results suggest that Freight Brokers use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Sales Management, Sales, Inside Sales, and Negotiation are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 8 percent. The majority of those who know Negotiation also know Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Freight Broker

Pay by Experience for a Freight Broker has a positive trend. An entry-level Freight Broker with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 252 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Freight Broker with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 85 salaries. An experienced Freight Broker which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 70 salaries. A Freight Broker with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 24 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $45,125

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Key Stats for Freight Broker

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 51 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
6%

Experience Affects Freight Broker Salaries

▲38%

▲20%

▲14%

National Average
$45,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Freight Broker Salaries

Sales Management
▲8%

▲4%

Inside Sales
▲4%

▲3%

▲2%

National Average
$45,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 51 votes.

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
no benefits
None: 26%