Freight broker - Salary and Career
Specialists in Transport Logistics

Freight broker - 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 Freight broker earn

A Freight broker earns between $1.256 and $4.244 per month, with an average monthly salary of $1.979 and a median salary of $1.686 according to an 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 6.891 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Freight broker

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 1.979 23.752 495 10
1º Quartile 1.256 15.072 314 6
Median Salary 1.686 20.228 421 8
3º Quartile 3.236 38.837 809 16
Higher Salary 4.244 50.924 1.061 21

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 Freight broker

Specialists in Transport Logistics must:

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

  • Activities

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

    Sectors that hire Freight broker the most in the job market

    • road transport of cargo, except dangerous goods and removals, intercity, interstate and international
    • road cargo transport
    • air transport auxiliary activities
    • temporary labor lease
    • forwarding of cargo
    • loading and unloading
    • combined office and administrative support services
    • regular passenger air transport
    • other service activities provided mainly to companies
    • supply and management of human resources for third parties

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