How much do customs agents make a year?


Nina Dickson   |   Member since 2008  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified

As a GS-5, a customs agent starts at the first of 10 pay steps, which as of 2014 had an annual salary of $27,705. Those hired at the GS-7 level received a base salary of $34,319. Progression through the pay steps increases annual earnings.

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Paige Slater   |   Member since 2013  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified

Hereof, how much do Customs and Border Patrol agents make?

Border Patrol Agent Salary and Job Outlook Most BPA salaries on the USAJOBS website range from between $41, 000 to $90, 000 per year. The base pay range for border patrol agents varies according to education, experience, and duty posting.

Also, is CBP a good career? A job as a U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer offers a good salary, great federal benefits, and job stability. More importantly, though, working in customs and border protection offers a great opportunity to serve others and help keep your country safe and secure.


Johnathan Cattell   |   Member since 2010  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified

Also question is, do customs brokers make a lot of money?

Salary range Entry-level Customs Brokers who starts out at $51480 can expect to make $69040 after 3-5 years of experience in the field. The bottom 10% makes less than $18.280 per hour while the top 10% makes over $56.970 per hour. While the median wage is $69040 per annum or $33.190 per hour.


Meredith Saunders   |   Member since 2008  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified

How long is the CBP Academy?

The CBP Officer Basic Training Academy is located at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) in Glynco, Georgia. This 89-day program is focused on operational effectiveness, enhanced enforcement tools and tactics, and building capacities as to ensure border security and prevent terrorism.


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What do FBI agents make?

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How long are border patrol shifts?

A Border Patrol Agent is required to work overtime and may work long hours. Sixty-hour weeks and 10 to 16 hour days are not that uncommon. An Agent works irregular rotating shifts every two to four weeks. These shifts are subject to change, often on short notice.


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How hard is Border Patrol Academy?

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What does a custom broker do?

What is a Customs broker? Customs brokers are private individuals, partnerships, associations or corporations licensed, regulated and empowered by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assist importers and exporters in meeting Federal requirements governing imports and exports.


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How hard is it to get a customs broker license?

If you want the license, you have to pass the US Customs broker exam. This exam is one of the most difficult to pass in the USA. There are roughly 2, 600 examinees a year who take the exam, and only around 15% are able to pass. Most examinees will need to take a prep course in order to pass.


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Is the CBP exam hard?

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How do I start an import export business from home?

Steps On How To Start an Import Export Business from HomeChoose your products. Create your website. Be active online and find partners to work with. Take care of the paperwork. Establish a shipment method.


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What are the duties of a customs broker?

Customs Brokers :: Job Description. Prepare customs documentation and ensure that shipments meet all applicable laws to facilitate the import and export of goods. Determine and track duties and taxes payable and process payments on behalf of client. Sign documents under a power of attorney.


Nicole Walsh   |   Member since 2014  |  ✔ Verified

What is a GL 5 level?

The Border Patrol Agent position has an accelerated promotion plan, which means that upon successful completion of the 6 month probationary examination, individuals hired at the GL-5 level are eligible for promotion to the GL-7, and individuals hired at the GL-7 level are eligible for promotion to the GL-9.


Hayden Jenkin   |   Member since 2018  |  ✔ Verified

How much do customs brokers make?

Customs brokers earn an average yearly salary of $70, 530. Wages typically start from $38, 420 and go up to $123, 000.


Callie Cavanagh   |   Member since 2014  |  ✔ Verified

How do I get a job in customs?

Career RequirementsStep 1: Earn a Bachelor's Degree. Typically, a student considering a career as a customs officer completes a degree program as the first step. Step 2: Apply for a Position and Meet Pre-Employment Requirements. Step 3: Complete Required Training. Step 4: Advance Your Career With Further Education.


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Do you get paid during CBP Academy?

Pay dates are every two weeks. While at the Border Patrol Academy for basic training, you will earn your regular salary. You will also get free lodging and meals at the Academy, plus a small daily allowance for incidental expenses.


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How much does it cost to take the customs broker exam?

Examination Fee: Each individual who intends to take the Customs broker license examination must pay a $390 examination fee prior to taking the examination.


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