Freight Forwarders

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
90%
risk level
POLLING
59%
Based on 32 votes
LABOR DEMAND *
GROWTH
8.8%
by year 2032
WAGES
$46,860
or $22.53 per hour
Volume
93,480
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 Cargo and Freight Agents.

SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
3.9/10

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Automation risk

90% (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

  • Persuasion

User poll

59% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted they are unsure if this occupation will be automated. However, the automation risk level we have generated suggests a much higher chance of automation: 90% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

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






Sentiment

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)

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

Research rates, routings, or modes of transport for shipment of products. Maintain awareness of regulations affecting the international movement of cargo. Make arrangements for additional services, such as storage or inland transportation.

SOC Code: 43-5011.01

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