May 2004 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

NAICS 492000 - Couriers and Messengers


These national industry-specific occupational employment and wage estimates are calculated with data collected from employers of all sizes, in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia, in NAICS 492000 - Couriers and Messengers.

These and other data elements, including the 10th, 25th, 75th, and 90th percentile wages, are available in the downloadable Excel files (XLS).

NAICS Industry 492000 - Couriers and Messengers is part of: Sectors 48 and 49 - Transportation and Warehousing.

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NAICS 492000 - Couriers and Messengers

All Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
00-0000 All Occupations 571,280 100.00% $14.77 $16.71 $34,750 0.8 %
 
Management Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 14,500 2.54% $33.34 $36.67 $76,270 1.2 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 300 0.05% $57.59 $62.86 $130,740 3.3 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 3,330 0.58% $36.10 $40.57 $84,390 2.0 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 240 0.04% $36.24 $42.68 $88,780 9.9 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 670 0.12% $34.58 $38.42 $79,920 4.7 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 550 0.10% $28.90 $33.21 $69,070 4.7 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 550 0.10% $49.21 $50.34 $104,710 2.9 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 310 0.05% $42.65 $44.35 $92,240 3.2 %
11-3041 Compensation and Benefits Managers 150 0.03% $39.33 $40.19 $83,590 4.7 %
11-3042 Training and Development Managers 70 0.01% $38.82 $39.44 $82,030 3.5 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 120 0.02% $42.40 $43.77 $91,040 2.6 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 5,700 1.00% $30.61 $32.45 $67,490 1.4 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 160 0.03% $38.99 $40.03 $83,260 7.1 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 30 0.01% $44.92 $44.49 $92,530 8.2 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 2,240 0.39% $31.67 $32.08 $66,720 2.6 %
 
Business and Financial Operations Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 11,320 1.98% $27.71 $28.55 $59,380 2.0 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 180 0.03% $25.45 $26.30 $54,700 4.0 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 30 0.01% $21.04 $21.50 $44,710 3.1 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 490 0.09% $18.93 $21.11 $43,910 2.4 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 370 0.06% $23.61 $24.08 $50,080 1.6 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 760 0.13% $26.14 $25.32 $52,660 3.1 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 290 0.05% $26.56 $26.47 $55,060 2.3 %
13-1081 Logisticians 70 0.01% $25.56 $25.79 $53,640 10.0 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 6,680 1.17% $28.70 $29.64 $61,650 1.8 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 940 0.16% $24.87 $27.50 $57,190 3.9 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 40 0.01% $26.56 $27.94 $58,120 5.2 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 120 0.02% $29.00 $27.17 $56,520 2.8 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 710 0.12% $30.38 $29.94 $62,270 4.5 %
 
Computer and Mathematical Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 5,130 0.90% $27.19 $27.65 $57,510 1.7 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 1,000 0.18% $27.62 $28.15 $58,540 2.7 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 700 0.12% $35.20 $34.83 $72,450 1.4 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 130 0.02% $34.19 $34.99 $72,790 4.2 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 1,280 0.22% $19.51 $19.93 $41,450 1.4 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 760 0.13% $31.56 $31.26 $65,030 2.1 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 250 0.04% $34.28 $33.69 $70,080 4.5 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 440 0.08% $25.45 $26.91 $55,970 2.7 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 340 0.06% $27.43 $27.63 $57,480 1.5 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 100 0.02% $20.65 $22.58 $46,970 2.8 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 130 0.02% $27.50 $27.67 $57,550 4.2 %
 
Architecture and Engineering Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 2,590 0.45% $30.76 $30.12 $62,650 1.9 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 350 0.06% $30.51 $30.80 $64,060 2.2 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 1,070 0.19% $33.64 $33.38 $69,440 1.3 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 160 0.03% $20.58 $20.86 $43,380 2.9 %
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 440 0.08% $26.77 $26.34 $54,790 6.0 %
 
Education, Training, and Library Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 40 0.01% $14.82 $18.22 $37,900 10.5 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 40 0.01% (4) (4) $41,140 10.4 %
 
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 240 0.04% $24.46 $24.38 $50,710 3.1 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 50 0.01% $23.40 $22.70 $47,220 4.8 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 120 0.02% $23.80 $23.83 $49,560 3.4 %
 
Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 200 0.04% $30.32 $28.26 $58,780 2.8 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 170 0.03% $30.87 $29.22 $60,780 2.6 %
 
Protective Service Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 450 0.08% $20.53 $21.37 $44,450 4.4 %
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other 80 0.01% $29.39 $27.67 $57,560 4.8 %
33-9032 Security Guards 330 0.06% $19.02 $20.36 $42,340 5.5 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 40 0.01% $13.36 $16.77 $34,880 10.9 %
 
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 330 0.06% $8.14 $8.82 $18,340 5.5 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers (8) (8) $7.45 $7.95 $16,540 11.7 %
 
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 1,050 0.18% $11.49 $13.54 $28,160 5.1 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 70 0.01% $25.85 $24.93 $51,850 4.6 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 960 0.17% $11.16 $12.78 $26,580 4.9 %
 
Sales and Related Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 6,350 1.11% $18.47 $20.74 $43,130 3.3 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 120 0.02% $20.65 $21.88 $45,510 5.5 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 440 0.08% $26.54 $30.16 $62,730 6.1 %
41-2011 Cashiers 620 0.11% $11.18 $11.90 $24,750 4.2 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 280 0.05% $14.99 $15.53 $32,310 3.0 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 310 0.05% $14.38 $14.43 $30,020 4.5 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 40 0.01% $17.22 $17.55 $36,510 5.7 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 2,100 0.37% $22.96 $25.68 $53,420 3.8 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,090 0.19% $18.27 $20.89 $43,450 4.9 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 190 0.03% $11.97 $12.55 $26,100 6.8 %
41-9091 Door-to-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers 710 0.12% $8.28 $10.78 $22,420 12.7 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 320 0.06% $29.24 $27.62 $57,440 5.7 %
 
Office and Administrative Support Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 124,910 21.86% $12.89 $13.45 $27,980 0.8 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 4,320 0.76% $19.70 $20.46 $42,570 1.4 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service (8) (8) $12.75 $12.96 $26,960 2.0 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 850 0.15% $14.51 $14.55 $30,270 2.1 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 1,240 0.22% $12.91 $13.26 $27,580 2.0 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,710 0.30% $14.49 $14.81 $30,790 1.4 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 540 0.09% $17.21 $17.83 $37,080 4.7 %
43-4021 Correspondence Clerks 70 0.01% $12.26 $12.24 $25,470 2.7 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 70 0.01% $14.29 $14.81 $30,800 9.5 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 13,800 2.42% $14.72 $14.94 $31,080 1.1 %
43-4071 File Clerks 60 0.01% $12.68 $12.76 $26,540 3.3 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 6,390 1.12% $14.83 $14.84 $30,870 1.3 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 740 0.13% $16.50 $19.06 $39,640 2.8 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 650 0.11% $12.43 $13.38 $27,830 3.1 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents 8,120 1.42% $16.41 $16.85 $35,040 1.8 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 33,500 5.86% $9.06 $9.79 $20,370 1.9 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 6,270 1.10% $16.34 $16.09 $33,470 1.4 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 780 0.14% $18.68 $18.82 $39,140 1.5 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 8,650 1.51% $12.87 $13.75 $28,590 3.2 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 2,710 0.47% $13.42 $14.34 $29,820 3.0 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 250 0.04% $11.76 $12.14 $25,240 3.4 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,910 0.33% $16.96 $17.46 $36,310 1.9 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 2,180 0.38% $14.16 $14.16 $29,460 1.5 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 340 0.06% $16.24 $15.71 $32,670 7.3 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 1,310 0.23% $11.19 $11.80 $24,550 2.3 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 8,040 1.41% $12.75 $12.93 $26,900 1.5 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 50 0.01% $12.86 $12.95 $26,930 3.3 %
 
Construction and Extraction Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 120 0.02% $20.43 $20.72 $43,090 15.1 %
 
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 14,380 2.52% $25.06 $25.23 $52,480 1.7 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 650 0.11% $29.84 $30.09 $62,580 2.3 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 110 0.02% $24.90 $24.79 $51,560 3.2 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 3,630 0.64% $31.52 $29.82 $62,020 3.7 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 860 0.15% $22.73 $21.93 $45,610 1.5 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 6,720 1.18% $25.26 $24.72 $51,420 1.5 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 90 0.02% $21.57 $21.50 $44,730 4.2 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,730 0.30% $20.53 $19.79 $41,160 3.9 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 110 0.02% $20.54 $19.61 $40,780 4.7 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers (8) (8) $15.18 $14.27 $29,670 6.4 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 150 0.03% $16.59 $18.84 $39,190 6.0 %
 
Production Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 150 0.03% $12.78 $15.06 $31,330 9.0 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 40 0.01% $23.54 $24.84 $51,670 6.1 %
 
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 388,670 68.03% $14.53 $15.94 $33,160 0.6 %
53-1011 Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors 530 0.09% $16.95 $19.58 $40,730 4.5 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 9,930 1.74% $17.35 $18.92 $39,350 1.7 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 13,840 2.42% $25.69 $25.49 $53,020 1.1 %
53-2011 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers 900 0.16% (4) (4) (9) (9)
53-2022 Airfield Operations Specialists 190 0.03% $16.32 $18.62 $38,730 5.4 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 2,450 0.43% $16.04 $16.61 $34,550 7.5 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 27,660 4.84% $20.84 $20.54 $42,710 1.1 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 170,110 29.78% $17.40 $17.58 $36,570 0.8 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 100 0.02% $22.95 $19.55 $40,670 9.6 %
53-6099 Transportation Workers, All Other 950 0.17% $14.92 $17.87 $37,160 5.1 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 16,900 2.96% $12.18 $12.63 $26,260 2.4 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 10,920 1.91% $13.36 $13.89 $28,890 2.4 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 1,540 0.27% $11.29 $13.50 $28,070 2.3 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 116,820 20.45% $11.39 $11.94 $24,840 0.9 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 11,030 1.93% $10.51 $11.34 $23,590 4.8 %
53-7199 Material Moving Workers, All Other 2,680 0.47% $13.86 $14.58 $30,330 2.9 %

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Last Modified Date: November 24, 2008