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The average salary for a Customs Broker is $56,229.








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What Do Customs Brokers Do?

Customs brokers are responsible for managing customs clearance for imports and exports within their organization. They work with local and/or foreign governments’ regulatory agencies to ensure their company meets all necessary documentary and regulatory requirements when shipping goods in or out of the country. They manage all internal procedures related to handling goods for import or export, including conducting research and making recommendations for improving the efficiency of customs proce

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Customs Broker Tasks

  • Process shipments, managing customs, tariffs, and other requirements.
  • Write, organize, and prepare documents and rulings for timely entry.
  • Inform sales and other departments about specific logistic needs for particular clients or vendors.
  • Document audits, duty statements, customer bonds, and post entry amendments.

Job Satisfaction for Customs Broker

3.8 out of 5

Highly Satisfied


Popular Employer Salaries for Customs Broker

The top respondents for the job title Customs Broker are from the companies Expeditors International of Washington, Inc., C. H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. and United Parcel Service (UPS), Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at EMO Trans where the average pay is $69,794. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include panalpina, Incorporated and United Parcel Service (UPS), Inc., earning around $58,450 and $58,163, respectively. FedEx Trade Networks pays the lowest at around $38,646. Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. and C. H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $44,169 and $54,000, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Customs Brokers?

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Skills in Import Compliance, Trade Compliance and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Excel and Data Entry.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Customs Brokers?

An entry-level Customs Broker with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $45,690 based on 48 salaries. An early career Customs Broker with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $49,503 based on 218 salaries. A mid-career Customs Broker with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $56,022 based on 119 salaries. An experienced Customs Broker with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $61,117 based on 169 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $71,031.

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Employees with Customs Broker in their job title in Chicago, Illinois earn an average of 11.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Miami, Florida (4.0% more) and New York, New York (1.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (13.6% less), Los Angeles, California (5.9% less) and Houston, Texas (2.6% less).

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