Cargo & freight agents

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Total Workforce

27.3k

Average Age

40.8

Estimated Job Growth

10.4%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$40,931

Average Male Salary

$44,801

Average Female Salary

$32,953

About

Cargo & freight agents are most often employed by the Services incidental to transportation industry. The average yearly wage for Cargo & freight agents was $40,931 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Cargo & freight agents by wage are Painting workers, Miscellaneous media & communication workers, and Home appliance repairers.

Cargo & freight agents are part of the Office & Administrative Support Occupations, along with Firstline supervisors of office & administrative support workers, Switchboard operators, including answering service, Telephone operators, Communications equipment operators, all other, Bill & account collectors, Billing & posting clerks, Bookkeeping, accounting, & auditing clerks, Gaming cage workers, Payroll & timekeeping clerks, Procurement clerks, Tellers, Other financial clerks, Brokerage clerks, Court, municipal, & license clerks, Credit authorizers, checkers, & clerks, Customer service representatives, Eligibility interviewers, government programs, File clerks, Hotel, motel, & resort desk clerks, Interviewers, except eligibility & loan, Library assistants, clerical, Loan interviewers & clerks, New accounts clerks, Human resources assistants, except payroll & timekeeping, Receptionists & information clerks, Reservation & transportation ticket agents & travel clerks, Information & record clerks, all other, Correspondence clerks & order clerks, Cargo & freight agents, Couriers & messengers, Dispatchers, Meter readers, utilities, Postal service clerks, Postal service mail carriers, Postal service mail sorters, processors, & processing machine operators, Production, planning, & expediting clerks, Shipping, receiving, & traffic clerks, Stock clerks & order fillers, Weighers, measurers, checkers, & samplers, recordkeeping, Secretaries & administrative assistants, Computer operators, Data entry keyers, Word processors & typists, Insurance claims & policy processing clerks, Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service, Office clerks, general, Office machine operators, except computer, Proofreaders & copy markers, Statistical assistants, and Miscellaneous office & administrative support workers, including desktop publishers

The top 3 locations that employ the most Cargo & freight agents are . The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Cargo & freight agents are .

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Cargo & freight agents and on wages and locations for those in the field. Services incidental to transportation is the industry that employs the most Cargo & freight agents, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Cargo & freight agents, by average wage, is Truck transportation. Cargo & freight agents are paid most in Subsistence Alaska PUMA, AK but are relatively concentrated in false.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$40,931

AVERAGE SALARY

± $4,735

In 2017, Cargo & freight agents earned an average of $40,931, $11,134 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Painting workers make somewhat more than Cargo & freight agents while Miscellaneous media & communication workers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Cargo & freight agents as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.287

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Cargo & freight agents had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.287, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Cargo & freight agents (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Cargo & freight agents.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Cargo & freight agents, by number of employees, are Services incidental to transportation, Air transportation, and Truck transportation.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Cargo & freight agents, by average wage, are Truck transportation, Services incidental to transportation, and Air transportation.

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Industries by Share

27.3k

2017 Workforce

± 4,060

18.2%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 18.5%

The number of people employed as Cargo & freight agents has been growing at a rate of 18.2%, from 23,131 people in 2016 to 27,346 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Cargo & freight agents employed by various industries. Services incidental to transportation employs the largest share of Cargo & freight agents at  29.3%, followed by Air transportation with 23.6% and Truck transportation with 5.64%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Cargo & freight agents in the US. The average age of male Cargo & freight agents in the workforce is 41.8 and of female Cargo & freight agents is 38.7, and the most common race/ethnicity for Cargo & freight agents is White.

Gender Composition

18.4k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 3,331

8.93k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 2,320

67.3% of Cargo & freight agents are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Cargo & freight agents.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Cargo & freight agents

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Asian

65% of Cargo & freight agents are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 17.2% of Cargo & freight agents, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Cargo & freight agents.

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Age by Gender

41.8

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 2.59

38.7

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 3.49

The median age of Cargo & freight agents is 40.8, and Male employees are generally 3.16 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Cargo & freight agents from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Cargo & freight agents is Business but a relatively high number of Cargo & freight agents hold a major in Social Sciences.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.

MOST COMMON MAJORS

  1. false

MOST SPECIALIZED MAJORS

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Cargo & freight agents from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Cargo & freight agents need many skills, but most especially Speaking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Cargo & freight agents need more than the average amount of Management of Financial Resources, Negotiation, and Management of Material Resources.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Cargo & freight agents from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Cargo & freight agents are expected to see a growth of 10.4% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow higher than the national average.

Job Growth

10.4%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Cargo & freight agents. This profession is expected to grow faster than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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