SOC Code 43-5011 - Cargo and Freight Agents

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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 - Cargo and Freight Agents is a a final level code of the “Office and Administrative Support Occupations” Major Occupation Category. There are 95,810 total employees classified in this occupation in the USA, with an average Hourly Wage of $22.48 and average Annual Wage of $46,770.


Occupation Examples

  • Cargo Agent
  • Cargo Router
  • Freight Agent
  • Freight Shipping Agent
  • Ramp Service Agent

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