How Much Can A Freight Broker or Freight Agent Earn?

One of the first things I researched before launching my freight brokerage was how much can a freight broker earn? I realized quickly that becoming a freight broker or freight agent can be very lucrative.

First let me start out by saying that becoming a freight broker or freight agent is not some pie in the sky instant path to riches!  Yes there are a lot of opportunities and good freight brokers and agents are in high demand but it is not some get rich quick scheme, I see it as more of a get rich slow opportunity!

Like any business, success or failure is going to be in direct correlation to the skills, planning, resources and hard work of the people running it.

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To get started I thought I might share how much the top 5 freight brokers did in revenue for 2020 based upon Transport Topics Top 50 Freight Brokerages rankings.

CH Robinson: $15.310 billion
Coyote Logistics: $3.6 billion
Total Quality Logistics: $3.394 billion
XPO Logistics: Watch full video above for details
Echo Global: Watch full video above for details

First please let me state for the record that these are the top freight brokers in the U.S. and are not the norm or average. The fact is, the freight brokerage business is fragmented with thousands of brokers; the majority of which do less than $5 million per year in sales.

As you will learn very quickly in business, revenue is great but profit is the key. I estimated that most freight brokers operate in the realm of 12-20% gross margins. That means on $5 million in revenue the gross margin contribution would fall between $600,000 and $1 million.

To determine actual pre-tax profit you then need to subtract all your expenses including office expenses, utilities, marketing, salaries, commissions, travel, entertainment, etc at which point your pre-tax profit on $5 million would likely fall somewhere between 5 -10% of revenue which would equal $250,000 to $500,000 in before tax profit.

As for freight broker agents, of which I have met hundreds of during my career, the earnings once again are based heavily on their skills, planning, resources and work ethic. Small freight agents that are new to the industry conservatively earn $30,000 to $50,000 per year in commissions working from home while more experienced freight agents that I know earn $100,000 to $400,000 or more per year.

As you saw in the video above, top freight broker agents can earn as much as $50,000+ per month in commissions depending upon the size of their customer base and the amount of freight they move daily.

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Bottom line, becoming a freight broker or freight agent can be very lucrative but like I said at the beginning, this is not a get rich scheme but with the proper training, a good plan and hard work there is a wealth of opportunity available.

For more details on why now is the best time to become a freight broker or freight agent check out my previous at titled, Timing is everything, why become a freight broker today?

If you enjoyed this post or have questions reply below with your comments I always enjoy your feedback!

To your success,

Dennis Brown

Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to accurately represent this data, our products and their potential. There is no guarantee that you will earn any money using the techniques and ideas in these materials. Examples in these materials are not to be interpreted as a promise or guarantee of earnings. Earning potential is entirely dependent on the person using our product, ideas and techniques. We do not purport this as a “get rich scheme.” Individual results may vary.

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Dennis Brown the freight broker, is the owner of and former CEO of Logistic Dynamics, Inc. (LDi) one of North Americas fastest growing logistics providers. Dennis has over 25 years of hands on experience as an entrepreneur and is widely regarded as an expert in logistics, freight brokerage, business growth strategies and B2B sales and marketing. Dennis became a freight broker in 2003, as a one man operations with NO industry experience . He went on to do over $200 million as a freight broker, eventually selling the freight brokerage to spend more time with his family. Dennis Brown has trained over 10,000 students, in 16 different countries, how to become a freight broker or freight agent. Many of his students have went on to build highly successful and highly profitable freight broker businesses.

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  5. Marlene M Vaughn

    Leaving retail to a better position plus having a better sense of being able to breath..

    May 27, 2017 at 5:33 pm
  6. Linda Stringer

    I am interested in becoming a freight agent.

    June 29, 2017 at 9:20 pm
  7. SSB Star Shipping

    If freight brokers apply their mind to the fullest, certainly they are the true king when it comes to earning in the sphere of Freight forwarding.

    January 17, 2018 at 12:34 pm

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