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Customs Broker Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$43,706 (USD)

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Last updated: June 20, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Customs Broker is $43,706 a year and $21 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Customs Broker is between $32,769 and $52,778. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Customs Broker. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

  • Prepares and compiles documents required by federal government for discharge of foreign cargo at domestic port to serve as intermediary between importers, merchant shipping companies, airlines, railroads, trucking companies, pipeline operators, and the united states customs service: prepares entry papers from shipper's invoice in accordance with us customs service regulations, and regulations of other federal agencies bearing on importation of goods, such as environmental protection agency and food and drug administration.
  • Files papers with customs service and arranges for payment of duties.
  • Quotes duty rates on goods to be imported, based on knowledge of federal tariffs and excise taxes.
  • Prepares papers for shippers desiring to appeal duty charges imposed by customs service.
  • Provides for storage of imported goods and for transportation of imported goods from port to final destination.
  • May register foreign ships with us coast guard.
  • Must be licensed by us treasury department or operate under corporate license granted to employer by treasury department.
Customs Broker Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Brokerage Clerks

Job family population: 58,930

Estimated population of Customs Broker jobs: 801

Rate of error: 2.3%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



About Chicago, Illinois

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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,705,994 (2018), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

Customs Broker Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Customs Brokerage Entry Writer
May 8
Chicago, IL, USA
Kuehne + Nagel
: Customs Brokerage Entry Writer - Chicago, IL - req47133 YOUR ROLE YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES Provide impeccable customer service Perform audit review on all assigned brokerage files and payments to ...
Customs Entry Writer
May 24
Elk Grove Village, IL, USA
NNR Global Logistics USA Inc.
Customs law under the supervision of the Customs House Broker. Ensure that all documents required by U.S. Customs regulations are correct and complete to include customer compliance under the ...
Import Specialist
Jun 5
Lake in the Hills, IL, USA
Transmodal Corporation
Customs Services: When your goods cross borders, you can count on Transmodal's dedicated customs brokerage team to manage the entry process as well as provide a number of post-entry and trade ...
Jun 19
: Leading Freight Forwarder / NVOCC/ Customs House Broker, with locations in 20 countries and over 2500 employees strong, is seeking a highly motivated and organized individual to cover all aspects of ...
Export Coordinator
Jun 19
Elk Grove Village, IL, USA
MOL Logistics (USA) Inc.
K Lines, is a multinational International Freight Forwarder, NVOCC / OTI and Customs broker. We are seeking an export coordinator for our Chicago office located in Elk Grove Village, IL. In this ...
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