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May 2021 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 nonmetropolitan areas in every state and the District of Columbia, in NAICS 492000 - Couriers and Messengers.

Additional information, including the hourly and annual 10th, 25th, 75th, and 90th percentile wages, is available in the downloadable XLS files.

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

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NAICS 492000 - Couriers and Messengers

Occupation code Occupation title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Level Employment Employment RSE Percent of total employment Median hourly wage Mean hourly wage Annual mean wage Mean wage RSE
00-0000 All Occupations total 1,089,650 0.0% 100.00% $18.59 $23.05 $47,940 0.3%
11-0000 Management Occupations major 19,460 1.6% 1.79% $47.08 $48.67 $101,230 1.2%
11-1000 Top Executives minor 11,140 2.2% 1.02% $39.85 $46.28 $96,260 1.8%
11-1011 Chief Executives detail 120 22.1% 0.01% $49.83 $87.47 $181,930 13.7%
11-1021 General and Operations Managers detail 11,030 2.3% 1.01% $39.65 $45.85 $95,370 1.7%
11-2000 Advertising, Marketing, Promotions, Public Relations, and Sales Managers minor 930 5.8% 0.09% $49.89 $55.98 $116,430 2.1%
11-2020 Marketing and Sales Managers broad 930 5.9% 0.08% $49.89 $55.84 $116,140 2.1%
11-2021 Marketing Managers detail 220 5.5% 0.02% $58.23 $62.16 $129,290 2.4%
11-2022 Sales Managers detail 700 7.0% 0.06% $49.53 $53.84 $111,980 2.1%
11-3000 Operations Specialties Managers minor 6,790 2.2% 0.62% $47.90 $51.24 $106,590 1.0%
11-3010 Administrative Services and Facilities Managers broad 220 20.0% 0.02% $47.35 $45.59 $94,820 7.4%
11-3012 Administrative Services Managers detail 180 23.0% 0.02% $45.44 $43.96 $91,430 9.5%
11-3013 Facilities Managers detail 40 16.9% (7) $49.30 $52.46 $109,110 2.3%
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers detail 60 10.1% 0.01% $72.95 $70.91 $147,490 1.4%
11-3031 Financial Managers detail 220 9.5% 0.02% $49.53 $55.86 $116,190 4.4%
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers detail 5,820 2.0% 0.53% $47.76 $50.79 $105,640 0.8%
11-3121 Human Resources Managers detail 360 4.9% 0.03% $57.54 $54.33 $113,010 2.0%
11-3131 Training and Development Managers detail 80 8.4% 0.01% $57.54 $60.81 $126,480 4.2%
11-9000 Other Management Occupations minor 590 5.8% 0.05% $48.78 $52.52 $109,240 3.2%
11-9041 Architectural and Engineering Managers detail 130 0.9% 0.01% $63.91 $67.08 $139,530 0.3%
11-9199 Managers, All Other detail 470 7.4% 0.04% $47.84 $48.56 $101,010 4.1%
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations major 8,720 2.9% 0.80% $28.89 $30.33 $63,090 1.1%
13-1000 Business Operations Specialists minor 7,960 2.8% 0.73% $26.80 $30.06 $62,520 1.1%
13-1020 Buyers and Purchasing Agents broad 130 12.2% 0.01% $36.76 $36.07 $75,020 5.2%
13-1041 Compliance Officers detail 180 12.2% 0.02% $30.30 $35.53 $73,900 3.1%
13-1070 Human Resources Workers broad 2,300 3.9% 0.21% $26.17 $29.19 $60,720 1.3%
13-1071 Human Resources Specialists detail 2,030 4.4% 0.19% $26.08 $28.27 $58,790 1.4%
13-1075 Labor Relations Specialists detail 270 6.9% 0.03% $37.05 $36.03 $74,940 2.8%
13-1080 Logisticians and Project Management Specialists broad 1,990 7.4% 0.18% $18.37 $26.81 $55,770 4.6%
13-1081 Logisticians detail 1,640 8.2% 0.15% $14.64 $22.32 $46,430 4.5%
13-1082 Project Management Specialists detail 350 16.0% 0.03% $48.29 $48.16 $100,180 4.7%
13-1111 Management Analysts detail 380 6.2% 0.03% $42.29 $44.59 $92,740 1.1%
13-1141 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists detail 230 11.6% 0.02% $38.41 $38.20 $79,450 2.6%
13-1151 Training and Development Specialists detail 1,710 3.2% 0.16% $23.15 $26.92 $55,990 1.1%
13-1161 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists detail 220 8.5% 0.02% $38.38 $41.55 $86,420 2.0%
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other detail 780 10.8% 0.07% $29.36 $32.37 $67,320 4.0%
13-2000 Financial Specialists minor 760 7.8% 0.07% $30.33 $33.17 $69,000 2.0%
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors detail 410 12.8% 0.04% $29.13 $29.96 $62,320 3.3%
13-2031 Budget Analysts detail 80 9.2% 0.01% $30.75 $31.72 $65,980 1.5%
13-2050 Financial Analysts and Advisors broad 270 8.4% 0.02% $38.62 $38.47 $80,020 0.8%
13-2051 Financial and Investment Analysts detail 190 11.8% 0.02% $37.16 $35.85 $74,580 1.6%
13-2054 Financial Risk Specialists detail 80 7.8% 0.01% $40.00 $45.10 $93,810 0.9%
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations major 2,650 5.4% 0.24% $38.36 $39.50 $82,160 1.5%
15-1200 Computer Occupations minor 2,480 5.6% 0.23% $38.36 $39.43 $82,020 1.6%
15-1210 Computer and Information Analysts broad 480 15.6% 0.04% $47.27 $44.49 $92,540 4.9%
15-1211 Computer Systems Analysts detail 390 11.3% 0.04% $47.43 $47.68 $99,170 1.3%
15-1212 Information Security Analysts detail 90 45.2% 0.01% (8) (8) (8) (8)
15-1230 Computer Support Specialists broad 980 4.2% 0.09% $37.44 $35.85 $74,560 1.1%
15-1231 Computer Network Support Specialists detail 710 3.5% 0.06% $38.19 $36.54 $76,000 0.7%
15-1232 Computer User Support Specialists detail 280 11.4% 0.03% $36.83 $34.09 $70,910 3.4%
15-1240 Database and Network Administrators and Architects broad 480 6.7% 0.04% $30.37 $34.83 $72,440 2.5%
15-1242 Database Administrators detail 150 7.1% 0.01% $23.73 $33.38 $69,420 5.0%
15-1243 Database Architects detail 120 10.4% 0.01% $30.40 $34.40 $71,550 2.5%
15-1244 Network and Computer Systems Administrators detail 200 12.1% 0.02% $35.34 $34.76 $72,300 4.0%
15-1250 Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers broad 530 8.4% 0.05% $47.27 $45.58 $94,810 2.7%
15-1252 Software Developers detail 380 9.2% 0.03% $47.47 $48.27 $100,400 3.6%
15-1253 Software Quality Assurance Analysts and Testers detail 80 14.8% 0.01% $37.32 $40.84 $84,950 1.3%
15-1254 Web Developers detail 70 6.4% 0.01% $37.97 $38.02 $79,090 2.0%
15-2000 Mathematical Science Occupations minor 170 10.2% 0.02% $38.60 $40.46 $84,170 2.2%
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts detail 160 11.1% 0.01% $38.67 $40.72 $84,700 2.4%
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations major 5,180 1.0% 0.48% $38.05 $39.71 $82,600 0.4%
17-2000 Engineers minor 4,990 1.0% 0.46% $38.05 $40.12 $83,450 0.5%
17-2011 Aerospace Engineers detail (8) (8) (8) $59.29 $56.72 $117,980 0.5%
17-2110 Industrial Engineers, Including Health and Safety broad 4,710 1.1% 0.43% $38.05 $39.08 $81,290 0.5%
17-2112 Industrial Engineers detail 4,680 1.0% 0.43% $38.05 $39.14 $81,420 0.5%
17-3000 Drafters, Engineering Technicians, and Mapping Technicians minor 190 5.1% 0.02% $29.07 $28.90 $60,110 0.4%
17-3020 Engineering Technologists and Technicians, Except Drafters broad 190 5.1% 0.02% $29.07 $28.90 $60,110 0.4%
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technologists and Technicians detail 160 5.3% 0.01% $29.07 $28.86 $60,030 0.5%
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations major 410 3.4% 0.04% $37.87 $38.26 $79,590 1.2%
19-5010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians broad 410 3.4% 0.04% $37.87 $38.17 $79,390 1.2%
19-5011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists detail 400 3.1% 0.04% $37.98 $38.59 $80,260 1.1%
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations major 150 26.4% 0.01% $29.84 $29.21 $60,750 7.0%
27-1000 Art and Design Workers minor (8) (8) (8) $22.30 $23.70 $49,290 6.2%
27-1020 Designers broad (8) (8) (8) $22.30 $23.70 $49,290 6.2%
27-1024 Graphic Designers detail (8) (8) (8) $22.30 $23.70 $49,290 6.2%
27-3000 Media and Communication Workers minor 110 23.2% 0.01% $30.43 $30.86 $64,180 9.8%
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists detail 60 26.0% 0.01% $32.04 $30.19 $62,800 19.5%
27-3040 Writers and Editors broad 50 33.9% (7) $30.43 $31.56 $65,640 3.7%
27-3042 Technical Writers detail 40 40.7% (7) $30.43 $33.79 $70,290 8.3%
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations major 930 6.9% 0.09% $36.39 $34.22 $71,180 0.9%
33-9000 Other Protective Service Workers minor 930 6.9% 0.09% $36.39 $34.22 $71,180 0.9%
33-9021 Private Detectives and Investigators detail 750 8.3% 0.07% $37.75 $36.94 $76,830 0.5%
33-9030 Security Guards and Gambling Surveillance Officers broad 170 5.0% 0.02% $22.38 $22.98 $47,800 1.9%
33-9032 Security Guards detail 170 5.0% 0.02% $22.38 $22.98 $47,800 1.9%
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations major 1,180 2.7% 0.11% $28.55 $26.74 $55,610 1.5%
37-2000 Building Cleaning and Pest Control Workers minor 1,180 2.7% 0.11% $28.55 $26.74 $55,610 1.5%
37-2010 Building Cleaning Workers broad 1,180 2.7% 0.11% $28.55 $26.74 $55,610 1.5%
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners detail 1,180 2.6% 0.11% $28.73 $26.79 $55,710 1.3%
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations major 5,060 4.2% 0.46% $37.28 $37.84 $78,700 1.8%
41-1010 First-Line Supervisors of Sales Workers broad 120 13.4% 0.01% $48.47 $47.12 $98,000 4.1%
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers detail 120 13.4% 0.01% $48.47 $47.12 $98,000 4.2%
41-2000 Retail Sales Workers minor 170 30.3% 0.02% $17.55 $16.77 $34,890 7.1%
41-2010 Cashiers broad 70 41.0% 0.01% $14.84 $15.76 $32,780 6.3%
41-2011 Cashiers detail 70 41.0% 0.01% $14.84 $15.76 $32,780 6.3%
41-2031 Retail Salespersons detail 100 45.0% 0.01% $17.95 $17.44 $36,280 11.6%
41-3000 Sales Representatives, Services minor 4,470 4.2% 0.41% $37.44 $39.09 $81,300 1.6%
41-3091 Sales Representatives of Services, Except Advertising, Insurance, Financial Services, and Travel detail 4,470 4.2% 0.41% $37.44 $39.09 $81,300 1.6%
41-4010 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing broad 240 29.2% 0.02% $23.65 $27.70 $57,620 6.4%
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products detail 240 29.2% 0.02% $23.65 $27.70 $57,620 6.4%
41-9000 Other Sales and Related Workers minor 50 25.0% (7) $24.65 $24.07 $50,070 11.8%
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations major 112,490 2.0% 10.32% $18.24 $20.56 $42,770 0.5%
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers detail 5,110 3.9% 0.47% $29.02 $30.57 $63,580 1.1%
43-3000 Financial Clerks minor 4,160 4.6% 0.38% $18.92 $20.58 $42,800 1.3%
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors detail 2,620 5.2% 0.24% $22.34 $20.16 $41,940 1.7%
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks detail 130 28.8% 0.01% $21.73 $21.97 $45,690 8.1%
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks detail 1,170 7.7% 0.11% $18.93 $21.29 $44,290 2.1%
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks detail 180 24.9% 0.02% $16.89 $21.71 $45,150 10.6%
43-4000 Information and Record Clerks minor 14,570 3.0% 1.34% $21.55 $21.50 $44,720 0.8%
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives detail 14,070 3.1% 1.29% $21.66 $21.57 $44,860 0.8%
43-4071 File Clerks detail 50 49.4% (7) $12.00 $14.05 $29,230 7.5%
43-4151 Order Clerks detail 70 34.4% 0.01% $17.59 $16.82 $34,990 6.2%
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping detail 250 6.7% 0.02% $23.10 $22.71 $47,230 1.6%
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks detail 130 34.7% 0.01% $17.64 $17.26 $35,890 5.2%
43-5000 Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, and Distributing Workers minor 77,420 2.6% 7.10% $18.06 $19.83 $41,250 0.5%
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents detail 7,660 2.5% 0.70% $22.68 $23.03 $47,900 0.4%
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers detail 20,510 9.5% 1.88% $16.95 $16.78 $34,900 1.4%
43-5030 Dispatchers broad 7,990 4.7% 0.73% $21.71 $22.92 $47,670 1.4%
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance detail 7,990 4.7% 0.73% $21.71 $22.92 $47,670 1.4%
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks detail 2,510 3.5% 0.23% (8) (8) (8) (8)
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Inventory Clerks detail 38,660 0.8% 3.55% $18.13 $19.89 $41,380 0.3%
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping detail 90 15.3% 0.01% (8) (8) (8) (8)
43-6010 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants broad 3,940 3.8% 0.36% $21.09 $20.91 $43,500 0.8%
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants detail 130 15.3% 0.01% $28.91 $27.01 $56,170 2.7%
43-6014 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive detail 3,810 3.8% 0.35% $19.66 $20.70 $43,060 0.8%
43-9000 Other Office and Administrative Support Workers minor 7,260 5.8% 0.67% $17.83 $19.22 $39,970 1.4%
43-9020 Data Entry and Information Processing Workers broad 190 25.2% 0.02% $16.69 $16.93 $35,210 6.1%
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers detail 190 25.2% 0.02% $16.69 $16.93 $35,210 6.1%
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service detail 920 15.0% 0.08% $14.26 $15.41 $32,060 3.4%
43-9061 Office Clerks, General detail 5,690 6.2% 0.52% $17.98 $19.74 $41,050 1.8%
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other detail 370 5.9% 0.03% $18.99 $22.24 $46,250 2.0%
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations major 22,120 2.0% 2.03% $36.90 $35.93 $74,740 0.7%
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers detail 1,110 10.7% 0.10% $47.72 $49.46 $102,870 2.4%
49-2000 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers minor (8) (8) (8) $23.12 $23.70 $49,300 24.0%
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers detail (8) (8) (8) $18.98 $20.79 $43,250 6.8%
49-3000 Vehicle and Mobile Equipment Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers minor 17,880 1.9% 1.64% $36.98 $35.97 $74,820 0.6%
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians detail 11,640 2.7% 1.07% $37.61 $37.26 $77,500 0.8%
49-3020 Automotive Technicians and Repairers broad 3,070 3.2% 0.28% $36.26 $34.50 $71,760 0.6%
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers detail 60 21.3% 0.01% $37.91 $38.46 $80,000 7.4%
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics detail 3,010 3.1% 0.28% $36.25 $34.42 $71,590 0.6%
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists detail 3,170 3.4% 0.29% $36.64 $32.67 $67,950 1.0%
49-9000 Other Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations minor 3,060 4.9% 0.28% $35.51 $31.05 $64,590 0.8%
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics detail 210 9.4% 0.02% $29.07 $28.77 $59,840 0.4%
49-9071 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General detail 2,220 1.2% 0.20% $35.68 $31.90 $66,350 0.5%
49-9090 Miscellaneous Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers broad 500 29.2% 0.05% $29.95 $28.86 $60,020 7.4%
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers detail 110 15.5% 0.01% $17.62 $18.71 $38,910 3.4%
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other detail 400 37.0% 0.04% $35.68 $31.62 $65,760 5.7%
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations major 910,870 0.3% 83.59% $18.45 $22.18 $46,130 0.4%
53-1040 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers broad 47,790 0.8% 4.39% $23.89 $29.07 $60,460 0.3%
53-1041 Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors detail 3,920 4.4% 0.36% $24.33 $30.17 $62,750 1.3%
53-1047 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers, Except Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors detail 43,870 0.9% 4.03% $23.88 $28.97 $60,260 0.3%
53-2000 Air Transportation Workers minor 4,620 11.1% 0.42% (4) (4) $228,910 1.8%
53-2010 Aircraft Pilots and Flight Engineers broad 3,730 13.7% 0.34% (4) (4) $270,250 2.0%
53-2011 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers detail 3,600 13.9% 0.33% (4) (4) $277,080 1.3%
53-2012 Commercial Pilots detail 130 47.0% 0.01% (8) (8) (8) (8)
53-2020 Air Traffic Controllers and Airfield Operations Specialists broad 890 1.5% 0.08% $23.80 $26.96 $56,080 0.8%
53-2022 Airfield Operations Specialists detail 890 1.5% 0.08% $23.80 $26.96 $56,080 0.8%
53-3000 Motor Vehicle Operators minor 477,220 0.7% 43.80% $23.11 $25.27 $52,560 0.3%
53-3030 Driver/Sales Workers and Truck Drivers broad 477,190 0.7% 43.79% $23.11 $25.27 $52,560 0.3%
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers detail 8,570 13.4% 0.79% $17.23 $16.32 $33,950 2.0%
53-3032 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers detail 67,780 2.7% 6.22% $28.68 $28.85 $60,010 0.9%
53-3033 Light Truck Drivers detail 400,850 0.9% 36.79% $22.92 $24.86 $51,700 0.4%
53-6000 Other Transportation Workers minor 520 2.4% 0.05% $29.69 $28.64 $59,580 1.1%
53-6030 Transportation Service Attendants broad 470 0.8% 0.04% $29.69 $27.47 $57,140 0.3%
53-6032 Aircraft Service Attendants detail 470 0.8% 0.04% $29.69 $27.47 $57,140 0.3%
53-6051 Transportation Inspectors detail 40 23.9% (7) (8) (8) (8) (8)
53-7000 Material Moving Workers minor 380,720 0.6% 34.94% $14.63 $16.36 $34,040 0.3%
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders detail 13,190 4.6% 1.21% $15.65 $16.42 $34,150 0.3%
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators detail (8) (8) (8) $18.37 $19.41 $40,360 0.6%
53-7060 Laborers and Material Movers broad 361,340 0.7% 33.16% $14.58 $16.30 $33,900 0.4%
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment detail 2,420 2.2% 0.22% $22.59 $24.38 $50,700 0.7%
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand detail 350,520 0.7% 32.17% $14.58 $16.27 $33,830 0.4%
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers detail 460 1.9% 0.04% $15.02 $16.53 $34,380 0.3%
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand detail 6,760 11.0% 0.62% $13.74 $14.95 $31,100 1.2%
53-7065 Stockers and Order Fillers detail 1,180 17.8% 0.11% $14.60 $16.45 $34,210 3.0%


About May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(4) Wages for some occupations that do not generally work year-round, full time, are reported either as hourly wages or annual salaries depending on how they are typically paid.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.




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May 2021 Occupation Profiles

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Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022