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The Qualifying Licensed Customs Broker (QLCB) is expected to monitor and manage the Chicago branch's brokerage operation to ensure compliance with all policies, rules, and regulations. The QLCB is ...

C.H. Robinson - 16 days ago

Licensed Customs Broker - Phoenix, AZ TSL Company Holdings, Ltd./Charles M Schayer & Co. is seeking an energetic, highly organized, and experienced individual to lead our Phoenix customs brokerage ...

LinkedIn - 6 days ago

Minimum 3 years Customs Brokerage experience. You are a critical thinker with good verbal and written communication skills. Responsibilities: *File ISF entries *Monitor entry status *Coordinate ...

ZipRecruiter - 17 days ago

Customs and Border Protection. Responsibilities * Handle the completion of customs documentation to ensure timely & accurate import of shipments into the U.S. * Responsible for monitoring and ...

LinkedIn - 5 days ago

: Licensed Customs Broker Station Manager BGI Worldwide Logistics, Inc. is a dynamic domestic and international freight forwarding company seeking an experienced, Licensed Customs Broker Station ...

JobsinLogistics - 30 days ago

Duties will include keying in Customs entries into our customs brokerage system; following up with truckers, airlines, warehouses, steamship lines, and customers; making accurate billing to customers ...

Robert Half (New segmentation) - 10 days ago


Average Customs Broker Salary

Avg. Base Salary (USD)

The average salary for a Customs Broker is $57,131


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 $44,991 based on 45 salaries. An early career Customs Broker with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $50,209 based on 194 salaries. A mid-career …Read more

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 …Read more

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

Based on 120 responses, the job of Customs Broker has received a job satisfaction rating of 3.84 out of 5. On average, Customs Brokers are highly satisfied with their job.

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How Much Is the Average Pay for a Customs Broker?

Customs brokerage specialists are licensed business professionals who assist importers with filing proper documents and meeting legal requirements for goods and shipments entering or leaving the United States. U.S. Customs and Border Protection, or CBP, issues customs broker licenses to eligible applicants who pass a written examination and prove they have good moral character. Because customs brokerage specialist position carries heavy responsibility and requires knowledge of complex laws and regulations, customs brokers typically earn high pay even without a college degree.

Customs Broker Salary

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, or BLS, the 2020 median annual salary for compliance officers such as customs brokers was ​$71,100​, and the average hourly wage was ​$34.18​. An entry-level position for a customs broker, such as an import specialist, may only pay around ​$40,160​ a year. Entry-level positions usually don't require a college degree or extensive work experience. Experienced customs brokers holding management roles in logistics or purchasing may average as much as ​$115,220​ a year. Employers are more likely to offer upper-level positions to customs brokers with college degrees.

Customs Broker Salary Comparisons

Employers pay higher wages to customs brokers working in geographical areas that have a greater demand for import knowledge and a higher cost of living. In 2020, customs broker salary annually averaged from ​$84,600​ to ​$96,700​ in states with large metropolitan areas and heavy international trade activity, such as the District of Columbia, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut and California. By comparison, customs broker salary in largely rural states like Idaho and Arkansas ranged from ​$49,480​ to ​$66,340​.

Customs Broker Skill Requirements

The job of a customs broker requires attention to detail when preparing import and export documents in accordance with government rules and regulations. Customs brokers must be accurate and exact when calculating duty taxes and tariffs. Critical thinking skills and analytical abilities are important when deciding whether to clear goods through customs. Communication skills are needed to help customers understand export restrictions, tariffs and qoutas.

Customs Broker Risks

U.S. Customs and Border Protection requires all customs brokers to use reasonable care to ensure all import transactions are accurate and compliant with U.S. laws and regulations. Data entry or documentation errors may target shipments for time-consuming customs exams or cause penalties for the importer and customs broker. If a customs broker knowingly violates import regulations, Customs and Border Protection can issue a fine up to $30,000 or revoke the broker's license.

Customs brokers must remember to file their triennial reports with fees before the due date to keep their licenses active. Customs and Border Protection can issue a penalty up to $10,000 per transaction for brokers who lose their licenses and intentionally conduct customs business for someone other than themselves.

Customs Broker Specialist Growth Trend

Customs brokers are a vital component in an expanding global business environment. As of 2019, 337,600 workers held jobs in this field, as reported by the Occupational Information Network, or O*NET OnLine. Job prospects for customs brokers look favorable through 2029 with an estimate growth trend of 5 to 7 percent from 2019 to 2029 resulting in an estimated 27,700 job openings.

Customs Brokerage as a Career

Customs broker salary

The average salary for a customs broker in the United States is around

Avg Salary

Customs brokers earn an average yearly salary of $70,530.
Wages typically start from $38,420 and go up to $123,000.

16% above national average ● Updated in 2018

Customs broker earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Customs broker salary by state

State NameAverage Salary
District of Columbia$96,970
North Carolina$67,660
North Dakota$66,480
New Hampshire$66,420
New Jersey$73,910
New Mexico$62,470
New York$75,840
Puerto Rico$34,620
Rhode Island$78,400
South Carolina$64,110
South Dakota$67,330
Virgin Islands$49,020
West Virginia$65,610

How do customs broker salaries compare to similar careers?

Customs brokers earn about the same as related careers in the United States. On average, they make less than commercial pilots but more than transit police officers.

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)


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