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Freight Forwarders

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.   (O'Net 43-5011.01)

 
Reported job titles:   Account Manager, Air Cargo Agent, Air Export Agent, Air Export Coordinator, Export Coordinator, Export Freight Clerk   (view all job titles)
 
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    Wages
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     Location Pay
    Period
    2016
    Percentile Wages Average
    Wage
    10% 25% 50%
    Median
    75% 90%
     Vermont Hourly $ 11.25   $ 13.35   $ 16.89   $ 22.21   $ 28.37   $ 18.09  
    Yearly $23,400   $27,770   $35,130   $46,190   $59,000   $37,620  
     
     Burlington-South Burlington, VT Metropolitan NECTA Hourly $ 12.79   $ 13.71   $ 15.26   $ 18.06   $ 19.93   $ 16.58  
    Yearly $26,610   $28,510   $31,750   $37,570   $41,460   $34,480  
     
     Southern Vermont Balance of State Hourly $ 16.33   $ 18.15   $ 22.92   $ 27.82   $ 30.15   $ 22.87  
    Yearly $33,980   $37,740   $47,670   $57,860   $62,700   $47,560  
     
     Northern Vermont Balance of State Hourly $ 10.54   $ 11.56   $ 14.67   $ 18.21   $ 23.79   $ 15.66  
    Yearly $21,920   $24,040   $30,520   $37,880   $49,480   $32,580  
     
    What are Percentile Wages?
    source: Occupational Employment Statistics, Vermont Labor Market Information, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, released April 2017.
     


    Employment Trends
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    Location Employment Annual % change
    (compounded)
    Annual job openings
    (due to growth and
    net replacements)
    2014 2024
    Vermont 105 112 0.6% 4
    source: Employment Projections, Vermont Economic & Labor Market Information, in cooperation with U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, statewide estimates released July 2016.
     


    Industries of Employment
    for Cargo and Freight Agents which includes:
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    Industry Percent of Total
    2014
    Support activities for transportation 61.6%
    Air transportation 11.1%
    Truck transportation 8.4%
    Couriers and messengers 7.1%
    Administrative and support services 2.7%
    source: Employment Projections, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Employment Matrix, released July 2016.
     


    Tasks
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  • Analyze shipping routes to determine how to minimize environmental impact.
     
  • Arrange delivery or storage of goods at destinations.
     
  • Arrange for applicable duties, taxes, or paperwork for customs clearance.
     
  • Arrange for special transport of sensitive cargoes, such as livestock, food, or medical supplies.
     
  • Arrange for transport, using a variety of modes, such as rail, short sea shipping, air, or roadways, to minimize carbon emissions or other environmental impacts.
     
  • Assist clients in obtaining insurance reimbursements.
     
  • Calculate weight, volume, or cost of goods to be moved.
     
  • Complete customs paperwork.
     
  • Consider environmental sustainability factors when determining merchandise packing methods.
     
  • Consolidate loads with a common destination to reduce costs to individual shippers.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Freight Forwarders  updated July 2013
     


    Knowledge
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    Skills
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    Work Activities
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    Interests
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  • Conventional - Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
     
  • Enterprising - Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Freight Forwarders  updated June 2009
     


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    Education and Training Requirements
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    source: National Center for Education Statistics 2000 Classification of Instructional Programs .
     


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