The average salary for a Freight Forwarder is $43,819.
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Job Description for Freight Forwarder
Freight forwarders are responsible for organizing and coordinating the transport of cargo from its point of origin to a specified end location. The freight forwarder manages contracts with manufacturers and uses all acceptable forms of transportation (such as trucks, ships, and airplanes) to ensure delivery is as quick and cost-efficient as possible. Freight forwarders are expected to negotiate for the most cost-effective carriers to move the cargo safely and efficiently; it is common for a forw…Read more
Freight Forwarder Tasks
- Communicate with customers picking up or dropping off cargo.
- Perform freight transfers.
- Inspect equipment to prevent damage or injury.
- Load and unload cargo from pallets and containers.
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Popular Employer Salaries for Freight Forwarder
The top respondents for the job title Freight Forwarder are from the companies C. H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc., DSV A/S and Kuehne & Nagel. Reported salaries are highest at Kuehne & Nagel where the average pay is $47,000. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Pilot Freight Services, earning around $42,729. C. H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. pays the lowest at around $39,636. DSV A/S also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $39,998.
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Popular Skills for Freight Forwarder
Skills in Shipping are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Import Compliance, Export Compliance, Logistics and Customer Service.
Pay by Experience Level for Freight Forwarder
An entry-level Freight Forwarder with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $37,917 based on 20 salaries. An early career Freight Forwarder with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $41,337 based on 183 salaries. A mid-career Freight Forwarder with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $45,848 based on 80 salaries. An experienced Freight Forwarder with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $58,291 based on 56 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $60,816.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Freight Forwarder in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 6.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (3.2% more) and Chicago, Illinois (2.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in New York, New York (8.1% less), Torrance, California (3.0% less) and Miami, Florida (1.9% less).
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