Freight Forwarders

General Information

Description

Research rates, routings, or modes of transport for shipment of products. Maintain awareness of regulations affecting the international movement of cargo. Make arrangements for additional services, such as storage or inland transportation.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit84.17%
  2. Federal government7.26%
  3. Self-employed6.00%
  4. State and local government1.72%
  5. Private, not for profit0.57%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure
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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$43,770

State-by-state Salary

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$62,760
$21,150
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • High school 44%
  • Some college 20%
  • Bachelor's degree 20%
  • Associate's degree 12%
  • Post-secondary certificate 1%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

Related College Majors

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Knowledge

  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Transportation
  • Clerical
  • Geography
  • Mathematics

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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