Information About Cargo And Freight Agents

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Training

Cargo and freight agents need moderate-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Cargo and freight agents
Training for Cargo And Freight Agents
Percent
Less than High School 3.7
High School 35.8
Some College 31.1
Associates Degree 8.8
Bachelors Degree 18.3
Masters Degree 2.3
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.0

Employment

Represents about 85,000 people in the United States- 0.3% of which are self-employed

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 20,000 more cargo and freight agents but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 40,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, cargo and freight agents make $19.56 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Cargo and freight agents $11.20 $14.20 $18.30 $23.40 $28.80
Office and administrative support occupations $9.13 $11.40 $15.00 $20.00 $25.90
National Average $8.65 $10.70 $16.50 $26.60 $41.00

Annual Salaries

On average, cargo and freight agents make $40,680 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Cargo and freight agents $23,340 $29,620 $38,210 $48,720 $59,960
Office and administrative support occupations $18,980 $23,760 $31,250 $41,590 $53,880
National Average $18,000 $22,380 $34,460 $55,470 $85,280

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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