Career Profiles and Employment Projections
Cargo and Freight Agents: Jobs, Career, Salary and Education Information
Cargo and Freight Agents
What Cargo and freight agents Do
Expedite and route movement of incoming and outgoing cargo and freight shipments in airline, train, and trucking terminals and shipping docks. Take orders from customers and arrange pickup of freight and cargo for delivery to loading platform. Prepare and examine bills of lading to determine shipping charges and tariffs.
Cargo and freight agent Salaries
- 2020 employment: 95,600
- May 2021 median annual wage: $46,910
Job Outlook for Cargo and freight agents
Projected employment change, 2020-30:
- Number of new jobs: 9,500
- Growth rate: 10 percent (As fast as average)
How to Become a Cargo or freight agent
Education and training:
- Typical entry-level education: High school diploma or equivalent
- Work experience in a related occupation: None
- Typical on-the-job training: Short-term on-the-job training
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*Some content used by permission of the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor.