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May 2018 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, and the percent of establishments reporting the occupation, 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) Group Employment Employment RSE Percent of total employment Median hourly wage Mean hourly wage Annual mean wage Mean wage RSE
00-0000 All Occupations total 704,000 1.0% 100.00% $17.51 $20.83 $43,330 0.8%
11-0000 Management Occupations major 10,090 3.2% 1.43% $49.38 $51.69 $107,520 1.3%
11-1000 Top Executives minor 4,290 4.9% 0.61% $46.32 $50.02 $104,040 2.5%
11-1011 Chief Executives detail 60 22.8% 0.01% $50.48 $68.30 $142,050 13.4%
11-1021 General and Operations Managers detail 4,230 5.0% 0.60% $46.24 $49.76 $103,500 2.5%
11-2000 Advertising, Marketing, Promotions, Public Relations, and Sales Managers minor 1,180 9.7% 0.17% $53.65 $56.54 $117,610 2.8%
11-2020 Marketing and Sales Managers broad 1,140 10.0% 0.16% $53.14 $55.05 $114,510 1.7%
11-2021 Marketing Managers detail 320 25.7% 0.04% $51.58 $55.17 $114,750 3.5%
11-2022 Sales Managers detail 820 9.1% 0.12% $53.67 $55.01 $114,410 1.8%
11-3000 Operations Specialties Managers minor 4,190 4.0% 0.59% $50.45 $51.36 $106,820 1.4%
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers detail 200 13.6% 0.03% $46.92 $51.57 $107,270 8.3%
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers detail 130 14.3% 0.02% $59.26 $65.22 $135,660 12.1%
11-3031 Financial Managers detail 270 19.4% 0.04% $52.05 $50.48 $105,010 10.3%
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers detail 3,160 4.4% 0.45% $49.58 $50.35 $104,720 1.3%
11-3121 Human Resources Managers detail 280 10.7% 0.04% $57.08 $56.28 $117,070 1.5%
11-3131 Training and Development Managers detail 130 5.6% 0.02% (8) (8) (8) (8)
11-9000 Other Management Occupations minor 430 7.5% 0.06% $55.15 $58.36 $121,390 4.5%
11-9041 Architectural and Engineering Managers detail 80 13.7% 0.01% (8) (8) (8) (8)
11-9199 Managers, All Other detail 350 7.3% 0.05% $52.88 $56.80 $118,150 5.7%
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations major 6,300 4.9% 0.89% $31.61 $32.58 $67,760 1.4%
13-1000 Business Operations Specialists minor 5,580 5.1% 0.79% $31.83 $32.58 $67,770 1.4%
13-1020 Buyers and Purchasing Agents broad 90 28.8% 0.01% $24.94 $29.51 $61,380 5.0%
13-1041 Compliance Officers detail 130 24.2% 0.02% $29.20 $32.05 $66,660 8.7%
13-1070 Human Resources Workers broad 1,320 5.7% 0.19% $30.08 $31.10 $64,690 1.3%
13-1071 Human Resources Specialists detail 940 5.1% 0.13% $29.99 $30.86 $64,190 1.5%
13-1075 Labor Relations Specialists detail 380 14.6% 0.05% $30.41 $31.71 $65,950 2.8%
13-1081 Logisticians detail 600 16.7% 0.09% $31.16 $33.79 $70,280 4.7%
13-1111 Management Analysts detail 930 8.5% 0.13% $39.63 $39.53 $82,220 1.3%
13-1141 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists detail 60 23.6% 0.01% $40.34 $40.39 $84,020 5.0%
13-1151 Training and Development Specialists detail 920 8.1% 0.13% $22.36 $25.58 $53,200 2.0%
13-1161 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists detail 680 16.8% 0.10% $36.72 $35.40 $73,630 3.5%
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other detail 780 13.8% 0.11% $29.68 $30.99 $64,460 2.9%
13-2000 Financial Specialists minor 720 11.0% 0.10% $30.63 $32.57 $67,750 4.1%
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors detail 500 14.7% 0.07% $30.61 $33.52 $69,720 5.7%
13-2050 Financial Analysts and Advisors broad 220 12.2% 0.03% $30.44 $30.31 $63,040 2.2%
13-2051 Financial Analysts detail 220 12.2% 0.03% $30.44 $30.31 $63,040 2.2%
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations major 2,770 19.9% 0.39% $36.01 $37.32 $77,620 2.9%
15-1100 Computer Occupations minor 2,590 20.9% 0.37% $35.95 $37.39 $77,780 3.0%
15-1120 Computer and Information Analysts broad 210 36.8% 0.03% (8) (8) (8) (8)
15-1121 Computer Systems Analysts detail 200 35.8% 0.03% $41.47 $41.96 $87,270 2.8%
15-1130 Software Developers and Programmers broad 760 48.0% 0.11% $44.49 $44.94 $93,490 1.6%
15-1132 Software Developers, Applications detail (8) (8) (8) $45.68 $46.40 $96,510 1.6%
15-1133 Software Developers, Systems Software detail (8) (8) (8) $45.58 $45.55 $94,740 1.8%
15-1134 Web Developers detail 70 12.8% 0.01% $36.65 $37.52 $78,050 5.4%
15-1140 Database and Systems Administrators and Network Architects broad 380 15.6% 0.05% $37.70 $36.56 $76,040 4.0%
15-1141 Database Administrators detail 150 25.2% 0.02% $30.42 $35.68 $74,220 7.1%
15-1142 Network and Computer Systems Administrators detail 220 20.4% 0.03% $38.43 $36.54 $76,010 4.8%
15-1151 Computer User Support Specialists detail 340 20.7% 0.05% $26.90 $27.45 $57,090 5.6%
15-1199 Computer Occupations, All Other detail (8) (8) (8) $37.23 $37.80 $78,620 3.1%
15-2000 Mathematical Science Occupations minor 190 10.3% 0.03% $36.76 $36.26 $75,420 1.7%
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts detail 190 10.3% 0.03% $36.76 $36.26 $75,420 1.7%
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations major 2,590 7.9% 0.37% $38.45 $39.20 $81,530 1.2%
17-2000 Engineers minor 2,510 8.1% 0.36% $38.86 $39.51 $82,170 1.2%
17-2051 Civil Engineers detail 70 16.5% 0.01% (8) (8) (8) (8)
17-2110 Industrial Engineers, Including Health and Safety broad 2,210 5.6% 0.31% $37.95 $38.42 $79,910 0.9%
17-2112 Industrial Engineers detail 2,210 5.6% 0.31% $37.96 $38.43 $79,920 0.9%
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers detail (8) (8) (8) $52.48 $46.99 $97,750 8.2%
17-3000 Drafters, Engineering Technicians, and Mapping Technicians minor 80 25.6% 0.01% $29.27 $29.97 $62,330 2.0%
17-3020 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters broad 80 24.8% 0.01% $29.39 $30.06 $62,520 2.1%
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations major 1,120 32.4% 0.16% $24.90 $28.57 $59,420 4.5%
33-1000 Supervisors of Protective Service Workers minor 150 14.9% 0.02% (8) (8) (8) (8)
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors of Protective Service Workers, All Other detail 150 14.9% 0.02% (8) (8) (8) (8)
33-9000 Other Protective Service Workers minor 970 37.1% 0.14% (8) (8) (8) (8)
33-9021 Private Detectives and Investigators detail 480 9.8% 0.07% $33.64 $32.62 $67,860 1.5%
33-9030 Security Guards and Gaming Surveillance Officers broad (8) (8) (8) $22.56 $22.10 $45,970 3.6%
33-9032 Security Guards detail (8) (8) (8) $22.56 $22.10 $45,970 3.6%
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations major 5,030 6.8% 0.71% $29.45 $30.96 $64,400 2.4%
41-1010 First-Line Supervisors of Sales Workers broad 180 25.3% 0.03% $33.66 $38.33 $79,730 5.5%
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers detail 170 27.1% 0.02% $35.42 $39.81 $82,800 5.7%
41-2000 Retail Sales Workers minor 290 39.0% 0.04% $14.17 $15.61 $32,470 6.2%
41-2020 Counter and Rental Clerks and Parts Salespersons broad (8) (8) (8) $17.29 $17.32 $36,020 5.2%
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks detail (8) (8) (8) $17.29 $17.32 $36,020 5.2%
41-2031 Retail Salespersons detail 80 34.2% 0.01% $10.96 $11.71 $24,360 6.2%
41-3000 Sales Representatives, Services minor 4,020 6.8% 0.57% $31.47 $33.12 $68,890 1.9%
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other detail 3,950 6.8% 0.56% $31.42 $33.06 $68,770 1.9%
41-4010 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing broad 240 44.9% 0.03% $18.55 $25.90 $53,860 10.2%
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products detail 240 44.9% 0.03% $18.55 $25.90 $53,860 10.2%
41-9000 Other Sales and Related Workers minor 300 10.4% 0.04% $15.21 $16.32 $33,950 11.6%
41-9090 Miscellaneous Sales and Related Workers broad 160 17.8% 0.02% $11.43 $13.77 $28,650 16.2%
41-9091 Door-to-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers detail 60 46.7% 0.01% $16.36 $18.20 $37,850 11.5%
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations major 76,970 2.5% 10.93% $17.63 $19.07 $39,660 0.9%
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers detail 4,020 4.7% 0.57% $27.28 $29.24 $60,830 1.8%
43-3000 Financial Clerks minor 3,580 5.3% 0.51% $20.48 $20.01 $41,610 1.5%
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks detail 140 26.1% 0.02% $17.33 $17.71 $36,840 3.7%
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks detail 1,320 9.4% 0.19% $21.30 $21.05 $43,780 3.0%
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks detail 230 30.8% 0.03% $22.45 $22.15 $46,080 2.6%
43-4000 Information and Record Clerks minor 10,150 4.0% 1.44% $18.80 $19.89 $41,380 1.2%
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives detail 9,480 4.0% 1.35% $18.92 $19.92 $41,440 1.1%
43-4151 Order Clerks detail 200 35.7% 0.03% $18.63 $23.90 $49,720 16.2%
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping detail 160 16.9% 0.02% $20.57 $21.03 $43,740 1.9%
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks detail 180 30.9% 0.03% $16.08 $15.77 $32,800 6.4%
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other detail (8) (8) (8) $13.96 $15.50 $32,230 5.4%
43-5000 Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, and Distributing Workers minor 48,640 3.3% 6.91% $16.55 $18.04 $37,530 1.1%
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents detail 7,890 6.6% 1.12% $20.52 $21.35 $44,410 0.9%
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers detail 21,920 6.0% 3.11% $13.45 $14.75 $30,680 2.1%
43-5030 Dispatchers broad 6,800 7.9% 0.97% $20.69 $21.70 $45,140 1.7%
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance detail 6,800 7.9% 0.97% $20.69 $21.70 $45,140 1.7%
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks detail 1,530 8.1% 0.22% $23.72 $23.45 $48,770 1.5%
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks detail 9,140 3.8% 1.30% $17.83 $19.73 $41,030 1.8%
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers detail (8) (8) (8) $12.63 $16.08 $33,450 10.0%
43-6010 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants broad 4,400 10.9% 0.63% $21.46 $21.36 $44,440 2.8%
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants detail 690 12.1% 0.10% $25.64 $25.97 $54,020 1.3%
43-6014 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive detail 3,710 12.6% 0.53% $20.08 $20.50 $42,650 3.5%
43-9000 Other Office and Administrative Support Workers minor 6,010 7.7% 0.85% $15.41 $17.17 $35,720 2.2%
43-9011 Computer Operators detail (8) (8) (8) $27.87 $27.06 $56,280 4.0%
43-9020 Data Entry and Information Processing Workers broad 170 19.6% 0.02% $14.63 $15.14 $31,490 3.0%
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers detail 170 19.6% 0.02% $14.63 $15.14 $31,490 3.0%
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service detail 750 29.8% 0.11% $14.43 $15.63 $32,510 3.7%
43-9061 Office Clerks, General detail 4,870 8.1% 0.69% $15.45 $17.12 $35,610 2.6%
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations major 12,760 14.6% 1.81% $33.36 $33.91 $70,530 2.9%
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers detail 1,180 18.7% 0.17% $36.28 $36.28 $75,470 2.3%
49-3000 Vehicle and Mobile Equipment Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers minor 9,230 15.0% 1.31% $33.99 $35.00 $72,800 3.5%
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians detail 3,320 42.0% 0.47% $41.33 $42.66 $88,720 6.1%
49-3020 Automotive Technicians and Repairers broad 1,470 4.4% 0.21% $32.16 $30.16 $62,740 0.8%
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers detail (8) (8) (8) $29.54 $28.67 $59,630 4.3%
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics detail 1,400 3.3% 0.20% $32.28 $30.23 $62,880 0.8%
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists detail 4,430 4.9% 0.63% $33.16 $30.86 $64,200 1.0%
49-9000 Other Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations minor 2,340 17.8% 0.33% $29.35 $28.44 $59,150 1.7%
49-9071 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General detail 1,370 8.3% 0.19% (8) (8) (8) (8)
49-9090 Miscellaneous Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers broad 920 42.1% 0.13% $27.09 $25.52 $53,090 2.4%
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers detail 400 46.2% 0.06% $26.78 $24.25 $50,430 3.7%
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other detail (8) (8) (8) $27.36 $26.50 $55,120 3.4%
51-0000 Production Occupations major 330 22.8% 0.05% $16.39 $19.09 $39,710 8.1%
51-9000 Other Production Occupations minor 250 26.3% 0.04% $17.71 $20.46 $42,560 9.0%
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers detail 160 31.2% 0.02% $17.27 $18.80 $39,110 5.1%
51-9120 Painting Workers broad (8) (8) (8) $34.12 $30.01 $62,420 11.9%
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations major 584,480 1.1% 83.02% $16.99 $20.06 $41,720 0.9%
53-1000 Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers minor 39,790 1.7% 5.65% $21.87 $26.24 $54,570 0.6%
53-1011 Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors detail 2,560 18.9% 0.36% $19.56 $22.21 $46,190 1.8%
53-1048 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers, Except Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors detail 37,230 1.5% 5.29% $22.19 $26.51 $55,150 0.6%
53-2000 Air Transportation Workers minor 3,830 10.1% 0.54% (8) (8) (8) (8)
53-3000 Motor Vehicle Operators minor 248,120 1.3% 35.24% $24.15 $24.84 $51,670 0.6%
53-3030 Driver/Sales Workers and Truck Drivers broad 248,060 1.3% 35.24% $24.15 $24.85 $51,680 0.6%
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers detail 2,840 18.8% 0.40% $16.80 $16.66 $34,660 2.8%
53-3032 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers detail 34,090 4.9% 4.84% $31.59 $29.10 $60,520 1.3%
53-3033 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers detail 211,120 1.3% 29.99% $23.50 $24.27 $50,480 0.6%
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs detail (8) (8) (8) $12.54 $13.81 $28,720 16.4%
53-6000 Other Transportation Workers minor 150 30.7% 0.02% (8) (8) (8) (8)
53-6099 Transportation Workers, All Other detail 90 29.6% 0.01% $28.03 $25.86 $53,780 2.5%
53-7000 Material Moving Workers minor 292,590 1.6% 41.56% $12.32 $14.22 $29,570 0.4%
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders detail 3,260 11.7% 0.46% $14.81 $15.47 $32,190 1.3%
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators detail (8) (8) (8) $17.90 $18.46 $38,390 1.9%
53-7060 Laborers and Material Movers, Hand broad 285,410 1.5% 40.54% $12.26 $14.14 $29,410 0.4%
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand detail 281,820 1.6% 40.03% $12.26 $14.10 $29,330 0.4%
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand detail 1,740 20.8% 0.25% $11.82 $12.39 $25,780 2.5%
53-7199 Material Moving Workers, All Other detail (8) (8) (8) $18.99 $19.96 $41,520 12.3%


About May 2018 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.

(8) Estimate not released.




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Last Modified Date: April 2, 2019