How much does a Customs Officer make in the United States? The average Customs Officer salary in the United States is $42,978 as of January 26, 2024, but the range typically falls between $38,934 and $54,274. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

Customs Officer Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Customs Officer Salary $35,252 US January 26, 2024
25th Percentile Customs Officer Salary $38,934 US January 26, 2024
50th Percentile Customs Officer Salary $42,978 US January 26, 2024
75th Percentile Customs Officer Salary $54,274 US January 26, 2024
90th Percentile Customs Officer Salary $64,559 US January 26, 2024
25% $38,934 10% $35,252 90% $64,559 75% $54,274 $42,978 50%(Median) Didn’t find job title? Click
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Job Description for Customs Officer

Customs Officer inspects and searches cargo, baggage or articles worn by persons or carriers. Detects and seizes illegal and smuggled goods. Being a Customs Officer requires a high school diploma with 0-2 years of experience in the field or in a related area. Must meet physical and personal requirements. Additionally, Customs Officer has knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job. Works under immediate supervision. Primary job functions do not typically require exercising independent judgment. Typically reports to a manager. (Copyright 2024 Salary.com)... View full job description

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Customs Officer salary varies from city to city. Compared with national average salary of Customs Officer, the highest Customs Officer salary is in San Francisco, CA, where the Customs Officer salary is 25.0% above. The lowest Customs Officer salary is in Miami, FL, where the Customs Officer salary is 2.9% lower than national average salary.

City, State Compared to national average
City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.0%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 11.3%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
-2.9%
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 5.5%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.7%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 17.5%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average
-0.7%

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