The average hourly pay for an Import/Export Agent is $17.57.
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$250 - $2,948
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$29,737 - $54,079
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Job Description for Import/Export Agent
Becoming an import/export agent requires very little specialized education and instead relies on individual competence. To work as an import/export agent, you generally are only required to hold a high school diploma at the very least. The primary function of an import/export agent is to organize and schedule shipments of goods. They need to know what is coming in and what is going out of a given location which requires extensive documentation. In addition to this, goods must be meticulously exa…Read more
Import/Export Agent Tasks
- Coordinate day-to-day import and export of products, including reviewing orders and documents.
- Track and communicate all delays, damages, and other problems, working to resolve customer problems.
- Ensure all regulations, certificates, and documentation needs are met, as well as tracking all shipments.
- Set shipping schedules and communicate with customers, deliverers, and ports to verify loading, departures, and arrivals.
Popular Employer Salaries for Import/Export Agent
The top respondents for the job title Import/Export Agent are from the companies Expeditors International of Washington, Inc., FedEx Trade Networks and C. H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at C. H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. where the average pay is $20.95. FedEx Trade Networks pays the lowest at around $14.33.
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Popular Skills for Import/Export Agent
Avg. Hourly Rate
Skills in Customer Service, Export Compliance, Logistics and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Import Compliance.
Pay by Experience Level for Import/Export Agent
An entry-level Import/Export Agent with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $14.39 based on 17 salaries. An early career Import/Export Agent with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.22 based on 125 salaries. A mid-career Import/Export Agent with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.04 based on 49 salaries. An experienced Import/Export Agent with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $21.00 based on 56 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $24.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Import/Export Agent in their job title in Chicago, Illinois earn an average of 19.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Elk Grove Village, Illinois (8.1% more) and Atlanta, Georgia (7.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in New York, New York (8.9% less) and Miami, Florida (5.2% less).
Years of Experience
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