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Customs Inspector Salary
in Alabama, United States

$31,075 (USD)

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Last updated: March 26, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Customs Inspector is $31,075 a year and $15 an hour in Alabama, United States. The average salary range for a Customs Inspector is between $23,741 and $37,114. On average, a Master's Degree is the highest level of education for a Customs Inspector. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Alabama, United States.

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Job Summary

  • Inspects cargo, baggage, articles worn or carried by persons, and vessels, vehicles, or aircraft entering or leaving united states to enforce customs and related laws: boards carriers arriving from foreign ports, and inspects and searches carriers to determine nature of cargoes.
  • Superintends loading and unloading of cargo to ensure compliance with customs, neutrality, and commerce laws.
  • Weighs, measures, and gauges imported goods, using calipers, measuring rods, scale, and hydrometer.
  • Examines baggage of passengers arriving from foreign territory to discover contraband or undeclared merchandise.
  • Conducts body search of passengers or crewmembers.
  • Questions suspicious persons to clarify irregularities and explains laws and regulations to tourists or others unfamiliar with customs statutes and procedures.
  • Seals hold and compartments containing sea stores (supplies for ship's personnel) to prevent illegal sale or smuggling of dutiable merchandise.
  • Examines crew and passenger lists, manifests, pratiques, store lists, declarations of merchandise, and ships' documents and issues required permits.
  • Classifies articles and assesses and collects duty on merchandise.
  • Writes reports of findings, transactions, violations, and discrepancies.
  • Seizes contraband and undeclared merchandise and detains or arrests persons involved in violations.
  • May perform preliminary immigration screening of persons entering united states.
  • May take samples of merchandise for appraising.
  • May be designated according to type of inspection performed as baggage inspector; border inspector (govern.
Customs Inspector Job Prevalence in Alabama, United States

Job family: Transportation Security Screeners

Job family population: 42,470

Estimated population of Customs Inspector jobs: 396

Rate of error: 0.3%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



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