Customs Officer Salaries. What is the average annual salary for Customs Officer? How much does a Customs Officer make? The median annual Customs Officer salary is $37,910, as of May 30, 2018, with a range usually between $34,343-$47,874, however this can vary widely depending on a variety of factors.
Do you have to go through customs when leaving the country?
Yes, there is no customs (and no 'emmigration') when leaving the US. Note that the country you travel to will check when you arrive; and if you fly with a commercial plane, there are restrictions what you are allowed to take on the plane (but that's not customs).
Do I have to pick up my bags on a connecting flight?
The check-in agent will usually ask if you want your luggage checked through to your last stop, ask if they don't to be sure. You'll also receive boarding passes for both flights when you first check-in, so all you will need to do is find your gate at your connecting airport and your bags will automatically follow.