Cargo and Freight Agents

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
74%
risk level
POLLING
75%
Based on 73 votes
LABOR DEMAND
GROWTH
8.8%
by year 2032
WAGES
$46,860
or $22.53 per hour
Volume
93,480
as of 2022
SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
3.9/10

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Automation risk

74% (High Risk)

High Risk (61-80%): Jobs in this category face a significant threat from automation, as many of their tasks can be easily automated using current or near-future technologies.

More information on what this score is, and how it is calculated is available here.

Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Negotiation

  • Social Perceptiveness

User poll

75% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted that it's probable this occupation will be automated. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 74% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Cargo and Freight Agents will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?






Growth

Fast growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Cargo and Freight Agents' job openings is expected to rise 8.8% by 2032

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.

Wages

Low paid relative to other professions

In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Cargo and Freight Agents' was $46,860, or $22 per hour

'Cargo and Freight Agents' were paid 1.2% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Volume

Moderate range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2022 there were 93,480 people employed as 'Cargo and Freight Agents' within the United States.

This represents around 0.06% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 1 thousand people are employed as 'Cargo and Freight Agents'.

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

Mouth (Highly likely) says
I worked as a ramp agent for a major US airline. I believe all the baggage and ramp workers will go to automation by 2035! It would be sooner but the Unions will delay the process as they should but AI will finally prevail!
Jan 05, 2022 at 05:43 AM
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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