Learn about the types of people who become cargo and freight agents. This page goes into detail about the employment, gender, and ethnic ratios of the workplace.
Employment Type Mix, 2023
86% of cargo and freight agents work in full-time roles while 14% work part-time.
Gender Mix By Career Interest, 2023
This graph shows the distribution of females and males that are interested in becoming a cargo and freight agent. Four or five star ratings on CareerExplorer indicate interest.
More men than women are interested in becoming cargo and freight agents at a ratio of 3.14 to 1.
Actual Gender Mix, 2023
40% of cargo and freight agents are female and 60% are male.
Gender Bias, 2023
This is one of the most compelling statistics we collect. Gender bias shows the difference between gender interest in being a cargo and freight agent and the actual gender mix of people in the career.
If there is a significant difference, then it means there is a gender imbalance between those interested in becoming a cargo and freight agent and those who end up becoming one.
In this case there are more men interested in becoming a cargo and freight agent than those actually working as one. It is hard to pinpoint the exact reasons why, but there are likely various forces at play, from changing interests over time to societal norms and biases.
Ethnic Mix, 2019
The largest ethnic group of cargo and freight agents are White, making up 68% of the population. The next highest segments are Black or African American and Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish, making up 11% and 8% respectively.