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Cargo and Freight Agents

in Massachusetts

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.

Occupation Projection for Cargo and Freight Agents

SOC
Code
Title Employment Change Average Annual Typical education needed for entry
2016 2026 Level Percent Exits Transfers Change Openings
435011  Cargo and Freight Agents 1,181 1,266 85 7.20 % 38 61 107 High school diploma or equivalent 

Cargo and Freight Agents Projections by Industry

Industry 2016
Employment
Projected 2026 Employment Change
2016-2026
2017
Mean Annual OES Wage
Number Percent Distribution Number Percent Distribution Number Percent
Support Activities for Transportation    660  55 % 710  56 % 50  8 % $44,530
Air Transportation    220  19 % 230  18 % 10  5 % $36,390
Warehousing and Storage    130  11 % 150  12 % 20  14 % $40,550
Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance
Economic Research
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