As of 2015, the average salary for a freight broker is about $41,800. Those in the top 90th percentile make roughly $68.000, while those in the lowest 10 percent take home approximately $30,000. Overall earnings are dependent on location and overall experience.
Employees who have anywhere between five and 10 years of experience often make more than average compared to lesser experienced brokers. Freight broker skills that have the most influence over earnings include negotiation, logistics, sales and customer service, but knowledge of logistics has the most impact. It's common for a freight broker's salary to be supplemented with bonuses, profit sharing and commission.