Information About Cargo And Freight Agents

Training Requirements for Cargo And Freight Agents

Cargo and freight agents need high school diploma or equivalent.

Degrees for Cargo and freight agents
Training for Cargo And Freight Agents
Percent
Less than High School 3.5
High School 29.9
Some College 34.7
Associates Degree 5.6
Bachelors Degree 23.5
Masters Degree 2.2
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.7

Employment outlook for Cargo And Freight Agents

Represents about 78,000 people in the United States.

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 5,000 more cargo and freight agents but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 31,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, cargo and freight agents make $21.27 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Cargo and freight agents $11.86 $15.69 $20.15 $25.53 $30.93
Office and administrative support occupations $9.95 $12.39 $16.37 $21.90 $28.46
Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers $9.24 $10.81 $14.63 $20.20 $27.87
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, cargo and freight agents make $44,250 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Cargo and freight agents $24,660 $32,630 $41,920 $53,100 $64,340
Office and administrative support occupations $20,700 $25,760 $34,050 $45,550 $59,190
Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers $19,220 $22,490 $30,430 $42,010 $57,970
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

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

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