The salary statistics of cargo and freight agents are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of cargo and freight agents within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The cargo and freight agents annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$25,670|
|25th Percentile Wage||$33,250|
|50th Percentile Wage||$41,820|
|75th Percentile Wage||$54,180|
|90th Percentile Wage||$65,600|
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for cargo and freight agents. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) cargo and freight agents is $65,600. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $41,820. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25,670. It is noted that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 155% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of cargo and freight agents from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
The average salaries of cargo and freight agents in 9 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for cargo and freight agents occupations is the finance and insurance sector with an annual salary $56,570. The lowest paying sector is the retail trade sector (annual salary $30,460).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Finance and Insurance|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
From the above tables we note that not only cargo and freight agents salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of cargo and freight agents in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $18,610 to $51,810. The highest paying state for cargo and freight agents is New Hampshire with a median annual salary of $51,810. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $18,610. For more salary information of cargo and freight agents profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.
|State Name||Median Annual Salary|
|New Hampshire|| |
|New Jersey|| |
|Rhode Island|| |
|South Dakota|| |
|New Mexico|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|New York|| |
|South Carolina|| |
|West Virginia|| |
|North Dakota|| |
|District of Columbia|| |
|Virgin Islands|| |
|Puerto Rico|| |