Cargo and Freight Agents
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.
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Our visitors have voted that it's quite likely this occupation will be replaced. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 74% chance of automation.
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The number of 'Cargo and Freight Agents' job openings is expected to rise 8.8% by 2031
Total employment, and estimated job openings
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.
In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Cargo and Freight Agents' was $46,860, or $22.53 per hour
'Cargo and Freight Agents' were paid 1.2% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310
Wages over time
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.
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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