Export and Import Assistant - Salary and Career
Specialists in Transport Logistics

Export and Import Assistant - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They control, program and coordinate transport operations in general, follow the loading, transshipment and unloading operations of cargo. They check the safety conditions of the means of transport and equipment used, as well as the cargo itself. They oversee storage and transport of cargo and operational efficiency of equipment and vehicles. They control financial resources and inputs, prepare the necessary documentation for the clearance of cargo and serve customers. Research prices for transport services, identify and schedule routes and report on conditions of transport and cargo.

How much does an Export and Import Assistant earn

A Export and Import Assistant earns between $1.295 and $5.811 per month, with an average monthly salary of $2.456 and a median salary of $2.000 according to an Averwage.com salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 6.067 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).


Salary ranges for the Export and Import Assistant

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 2.456 29.475 614 11
1º Quartile 1.295 15.538 324 6
Median Salary 2.000 24.000 500 9
3º Quartile 4.432 53.184 1.108 21
Higher Salary 5.811 69.736 1.453 27


Professional job categories

  • Middle level technicians
    • medium level technicians in transport services
      • transport technicians (logistics)
        • specialists in transport logistics

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Main workplaces

Specialists in Transport Logistics they work in intermodal transport companies, predominantly in air, water and land transport companies. Multimodal transport professionals can work face-to-face and remotely, by rotating shifts. Generally, they work in a multidisciplinary team, under occasional supervision. For these occupations, salaried work predominates, with a formal contract. Eventually, they perform activities that can lead to constant stress.


What does it take to work in the field of Specialists in Transport Logistics

The professionals of this occupational family, for the most part, have post-secondary education, with specialization or technological graduation in the area of transport. The full performance of activities occurs after one or two years of experience.


Functions and activities of Export and Import Assistant

Specialists in Transport Logistics must:

  • control financial resources and inputs;
  • train employees and interns;
  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • check safety of means of transport, equipment and cargo;
  • control transport operations;
  • define partnerships and service providers;
  • serving customers;
  • search market;
  • training employees and interns;
  • market research;
  • check means of transport, equipment and cargo safety;
  • elaborate documents;
  • develop documents;
  • serve customers;
  • controlling financial resources and inputs;
  • service customers;
  • customer service;

  • Activities

    • issue accountability reports;
    • activate the insurance company in cases of occurrence with the cargo;
    • demonstrate trustworthiness;
    • demonstrate creativity;
    • organize documents;
    • forward documentation for official validation;
    • check documents;
    • consult specialized information systems, government agencies and entities;
    • archive documents;
    • participate in events;
    • coordinate cargo removal services in customs transit regime;
    • program cargo circulation;
    • schedule transport, shipment, transfer and disembarkation;
    • guidance on technical procedures;
    • control expenses with freight and fees;
    • check allowed weight;
    • monitor maintenance of equipment and vehicles;
    • define technical criteria for service provision;
    • check compliance with deadlines;
    • control fuel consumption;
    • sort customers by demand (region, product type, volume, and others);
    • feed internal information systems;
    • elaborate cost and revenue spreadsheets;
    • send shipment confirmation and arrival notice;
    • select training material;
    • demonstrate ability to work under pressure;
    • schedule transport routing;
    • check invoices for payments and receipts of services;
    • supervise operational efficiency of equipment and vehicles;
    • develop cost and revenue spreadsheets;
    • elaborate price and service proposals;
    • analyze feasibility of new products and services;
    • combine transport modes;
    • assist in the preparation of contracts;
    • schedule transport, embarkation, transfer and disembarkation;
    • request customs inspection of cargo;
    • monitor loading and unloading of cargo;
    • identify transport routes;
    • provide dangerous goods documentation;
    • negotiate prices and payment terms;
    • prepare price and service proposals;
    • tag cargo;
    • identify prices and services of your partners and competitors;
    • monitor customs inspection of cargo;
    • select employees for course;
    • inform yourself about the product to be transported;
    • request cash from the client;
    • identify service structure in the transport, storage and distribution route;
    • register cargo and transport data in the foreign trade system (siscarga);
    • define storage and transport conditions;
    • check cargo stowing;
    • evaluating the performance of employees and interns;
    • check customer satisfaction;
    • relocate equipment and vehicles;
    • join events;
    • demonstrate organization;
    • arrange loading and unloading;
    • coordinate cargo storage;
    • record occurrences;
    • demonstrate proactivity;
    • create reports;
    • demonstrate responsibility;
    • inform the financial sector about price and costs of services provided;
    • resize operational capabilities;
    • collect data from potential customers;
    • identify customer needs;
    • segregate cargo;
    • coordinate spawning (stuffing) and container spawning;
    • demonstrate proficiency in foreign languages;
    • inform the financial sector about the price and costs of services provided;
    • discriminate tax rates for each location and merchandise;
    • issuing accountability reports;
    • demonstrate leadership;
    • update supplier registration;
    • check customer satisfaction;
    • search for customer solutions;
    • coordinate collection and shipment of domestic cargo;
    • provide load information for customer;
    • demonstrate objectivity;
    • fill in forms;
    • require equipment and vehicle maintenance;
    • contract transportation and equipment services;
    • provide cargo packing;
    • program circulation, replacement and storage of equipment;
    • request maintenance of equipment and vehicles;
    • demonstrate flexibility;
    • check cargo securing;
    • collect volume and load demand data;
    • introduce company and services;
    • activate the insurance company in case of occurrence with the cargo;
    • cargo label;
    • demonstrate initiative;
    • change cargo destination;
    • demonstrate reliability;
    • demonstrate ability to work in a team;
    • collect data from potential suppliers;
    • evaluate the incidence of equipment and vehicle failures;
    • customer loyalty;
    • demonstrate proactiveness;
    • identify operational procedures of the customs area (port, airport, border, terminal);
    • analyze training needs;
    • monitor customs clearance process;


    Sectors that hire Export and Import Assistant the most in the job market

    • road transport of cargo, except dangerous goods and removals, intercity, interstate and international
    • forwarding of cargo
    • temporary labor lease
    • maritime agency activities
    • customs broker activities
    • comissaria de despachos
    • regular passenger air transport
    • road cargo transport
    • combined office and administrative support services
    • document preparation and specialized administrative support services




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