Import Specialist Salary

Import Specialists earn around $44K annually on average in the United States, but employers pay the most in San Francisco, offering approximately $62K at the median. Import Specialists will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+10 percent) and Chicago (+5 percent). The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$35,030 - $69,545
$35K
$45K
$70K
MEDIAN: $44,705
10%
50%
90%

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$12.31 - $22.82
$12
$18
$23
MEDIAN: $18.38
10%
50%
90%

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$0$69K
Salary $35,030 - $69,545
Bonus $96.96 - $5,464
Profit Sharing $983
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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$30,166 - $63,362
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 101
Hourly Data $0$38
Hourly Rate $12.31 - $22.82
Overtime $16.73 - $38.36
Annual Data $0$63K
Bonus $96.96 - $5,464
Profit Sharing $983
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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$30,166 - $63,362
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 74

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Job Description for Import Specialist

An import specialist detects, and helps prevent, violations of U.S. customs laws and import/export regulations and the entry of illegal drugs/products into the country. They also work to prevent weapons and weapon parts from entering the country.

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Import Specialist Tasks

  • Coordinate and facilitate with contractors, shippers, clients and carriers.
  • Build and maintain relationships with vendors, federal agencies and shippers.
  • Create monthly and annual reports and documentation.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve shipping, quality and regulation problems.
  • Track data about shipments, facilities, brokers, clients and compliance.

Common Career Paths for Import Specialist


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Import Specialists who go on to become Import Managers may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Import Managers is $59K annually.

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Pay by Experience Level for Import Specialist

Pay by Experience for an Import Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Import Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 95 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Import Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 37 salaries. An experienced Import Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 46 salaries. An Import Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 19 salaries.

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Key Stats for Import Specialist

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 36 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Import Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
▲22%

Experienced
▲12%

Mid-Career
▲5%

National Average
$42,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Import Specialist Salaries


National Average
$42,000

Customer Service
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
no benefits
None: 17%
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