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Cargo and Freight Agents (43-5011)

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.
Employment and Job Openings
EmploymentAverage Annual Openings
2018 Estimate2028 ProjectionPercent ChangeLabor Force ExitsOccupation TransfersTotal
Alaska 724 726 0.28 26 43 69
United States 95500 102700 0.0 3500 5900 10100
Job Outlook for Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with high employment opportunities.
2020 Wages
Mean WageWage by Percentile
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
United States 22.68 13.36 16.54 21.04 26.95 33.60
Alaska 21.29 15.28 17.10 19.60 24.92 29.94
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 20.52 14.42 16.65 18.78 25.78 29.70
Balance of State 21.38 16.12 17.86 20.86 24.02 28.60

* indicates the estimate is not available, or the hourly wage is greater than $100, or the annual wage is greater than $208,000.