Cargo & freight agents

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Total Workforce

17.5k

Average Age

41.7

Average Salary

$45,703

Average Male Salary

$46,390

Average Female Salary

$44,312

About

Cargo & freight agents are most often employed by the Services incidental to transportation industry. The average yearly wage for Cargo & freight agents was $45,703 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Cargo & freight agents by wage are Electronic home entertainment equipment installers & repairers, Eligibility interviewers, government programs, and Insurance claims & policy processing clerks.

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 Services incidental to transportation. Cargo & freight agents are paid most in Subsistence Alaska PUMA, AK but are relatively concentrated in false.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$45,703

AVERAGE SALARY

± $6,649

In 2018, Cargo & freight agents earned an average of $45,703, $8,186 less than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Eligibility interviewers, government programs make somewhat more than Cargo & freight agents while Electronic home entertainment equipment installers & repairers 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

0.279

WAGE GINI

In 2018, Cargo & freight agents had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.279, 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

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Cargo & freight agents.

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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 Electronic shopping and mail-order houses.

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Industries by Share

17.5k

2018 Workforce

± 3,249

-36%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 37.1%

The number of people employed as Cargo & freight agents has been declining at a rate of -36%, from 27,346 people in 2017 to 17,515 people in 2018.

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  28%, followed by Air transportation with 23.4% and Electronic shopping and mail-order houses with 5.63%.

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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 40.1 and of female Cargo & freight agents is 44.9, and the most common race/ethnicity for Cargo & freight agents is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

11.7k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 2,658

5.79k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 1,868

66.9% 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 (Non-Hispanic)

  2. White (Hispanic)

  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

57.8% of Cargo & freight agents are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 17.3% of Cargo & freight agents, White (Hispanic) 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

40.1

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 3.34

44.9

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 4.06

The median age of Cargo & freight agents is 41.7, and Male employees are generally 4.82 years younger 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 Business.

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

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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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