Cargo and Freight Agents

3.4/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
97%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
9.9%
by 2030
WAGES
$43,770
or $21.04 hourly
VOLUME
96,510
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 97% (You are doomed)

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What do you think the risk of automation is?

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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Cargo and Freight Agents' job openings is expected to rise 9.9% by 2030
'Cargo and Freight Agents' is expected to be a fast growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2020 and 2030.
Updated projections are due Sep 2022.

What are the median wages for 'Cargo and Freight Agents' in the United States?

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Cargo and Freight Agents' was $43,770, or $21.04 hourly
'Cargo and Freight Agents' are paid 4.3% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $41,950
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed in this occupation?

As of 2020 there were 96,510 people employed as Cargo and Freight Agents.
This represents around 0.07% of the employed workforce across the United States.

Job description

Expedite and route movement of incoming and outgoing cargo and freight shipments in airline, train, and trucking terminals and shipping docks. Take orders from customers and arrange pickup of freight and cargo for delivery to loading platform. Prepare and examine bills of lading to determine shipping charges and tariffs.

SOC Code: 43-5011.00

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Comments

Benjamin (Highly likely) says
I'm an export agent who currently works for a major freight forwarder who is creeping closer and closer to automation.
May 23, 2019 at 02:17 PM

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