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DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents



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.

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Central Minnesota 6015$27.30/hr$17.68/hr$17.68/hr$22.79/hr$30.97/hr$40.47/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
ManufacturingN/AN/A
Trade, Transportation and Utilities970$24.57/hr
Professional and Business ServicesN/AN/A
Public AdministrationN/AN/A
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Northeast Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Northwest Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA N/AN/AN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
St Cloud MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Minnesota 20$24.44/hr6.7%
Southwest Balance of State 20$30.20/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 30$22.07/hr5.9%
Southeast Balance of State 30$22.07/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 40$18.93/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 60$22.79/hr0.0%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 90$23.65/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 820$24.57/hr6.2%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 830$24.57/hrN/A
Minnesota 1,000$24.57/hr6.5%


Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Insurance Underwriters 2,410$34.02/hr-5.5%
Insurance Sales Agents 8,520$32.24/hr2.6%
Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 3,230$24.64/hr2.2%
Managers, All Other 6,140$61.74/hrN/A
Order Clerks 2,040$19.53/hr-20.9%
Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 220$24.83/hr-7.9%
Travel Agents 740$25.06/hr-3.5%
Correspondence Clerks N/AN/AN/A
Brokerage Clerks 1,790$24.98/hr-8.3%
Procurement Clerks 740$24.18/hr-5.7%


  • Keep records of all goods shipped, received, and stored.
  • Keep records of goods dispatched or received.
  • Route received goods to first available flight or to appropriate storage areas or departments, using forklifts, hand trucks, or other equipment.
  • Prepare manifests showing numbers of airplane passengers and baggage, mail, and freight weights, transmitting data to destinations.
  • Prepare invoices or cost quotations for freight transportation.
  • Verify adherence of documentation to customs, insurance, or regulatory requirements.
  • Attach address labels, identification codes, and shipping instructions to containers.
  • Enter shipping information into a computer by hand or by a hand-held scanner that reads bar codes on goods.
  • Notify consignees, passengers, or customers of freight or baggage arrival and arrange for delivery.
  • Direct delivery trucks to shipping doors or designated marshaling areas and help load and unload goods safely.