Cargo Agent

Code: 43-5011.00

Also known as: Cargo Agent, Documentation Clerk, Drop Shipment Clerk, Freight Broker, Intermodal Dispatcher, International Coordinator, Load Planner, Logistics Coordinator, Logistics Service Representative

Description: Cargo Agents are responsible for managing shipments. They typically handle outgoing and incoming shipments, so good organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously are required for success in this field. Most employers accept candidates who do not have college degrees. Some employers also provide on-the-job training, so it is possible to enter this field without any formal training. A Cargo Agent must have basic computer skills and the ability to perform clerical tasks.

Cargo Agent

Typical wages

10% $27,780
25% $34,400
Median $43,770
75% $56,060
90% $69,890
10% $13.36
25% $16.54
Median $21.04
75% $26.95
90% $33.6

Projected employment

Estimated Employment
(2019 year)
Projected Employment
(2029 year)
Percent Change +0 %
Projected Annual Job Openings 9,100