Customs Brokers

risk level
Based on 31 votes
by year 2032
or $34.46 per hour
as of 2022

Employment data isn't available specifically for this occupation from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, so we are using the data from Compliance Officers.


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Automation risk

86% (Imminent Risk)

Imminent Risk (81-100%): Occupations in this level have an extremely high likelihood of being automated in the near future. These jobs consist primarily of repetitive, predictable tasks with little need for human judgment.

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

61% 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 86% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Customs Brokers will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?


The following graph(s) are included wherever there is a substantial amount of votes to render meaningful data. These visual representations display user poll results over time, providing a significant indication of sentiment trends.

Sentiment over time (yearly)


Moderate growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Compliance Officers' job openings is expected to rise 4.3% 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.


High paid relative to other professions

In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Compliance Officers' was $71,690, or $34 per hour

'Compliance Officers' were paid 54.8% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Significantly greater range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2022 there were 359,640 people employed as 'Compliance Officers' within the United States.

This represents around 0.24% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 411 people are employed as 'Compliance Officers'.

Job description

Prepare customs documentation and ensure that shipments meet all applicable laws to facilitate the import and export of goods. Determine and track duties and taxes payable and process payments on behalf of client. Sign documents under a power of attorney. Represent clients in meetings with customs officials and apply for duty refunds and tariff reclassifications. Coordinate transportation and storage of imported goods.

SOC Code: 13-1041.08


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Keg (Highly likely) says
Some parts already being automated with AI, many systems in place that avoid human interaction, main issues now are missing entry information ie HTS codes or OGA data-emails to ascertain that could be pretty easily automated too.
Jun 14, 2023 at 08:40 PM
Sam McGivern-Cowan (Low) says
Reasonable care standard for customs. AI probably will be integrated to customs but a regulatory employee will need to sign off on any decision.
Feb 12, 2023 at 02:47 AM

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