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May 2019 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) 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 796,660 1.0% 100.00% $17.74 $21.05 $43,790 0.9%
11-0000 Management Occupations major 12,110 2.9% 1.52% $50.66 $53.56 $111,400 1.8%
11-1000 Top Executives minor 4,900 5.1% 0.62% $47.88 $51.60 $107,330 2.4%
11-1011 Chief Executives detail 80 47.0% 0.01% $80.08 $80.79 $168,040 7.4%
11-1021 General and Operations Managers detail 4,820 5.1% 0.61% $47.61 $51.10 $106,280 2.4%
11-2000 Advertising, Marketing, Promotions, Public Relations, and Sales Managers minor 1,280 7.3% 0.16% $56.80 $62.05 $129,060 3.6%
11-2020 Marketing and Sales Managers broad 1,200 7.7% 0.15% $55.82 $59.91 $124,610 2.7%
11-2021 Marketing Managers detail 440 14.4% 0.05% $58.35 $63.04 $131,120 3.6%
11-2022 Sales Managers detail 770 7.7% 0.10% $54.24 $58.12 $120,900 2.9%
11-2030 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers broad 60 11.5% 0.01% $91.38 $96.78 $201,310 9.0%
11-3000 Operations Specialties Managers minor 5,420 3.4% 0.68% $50.54 $52.61 $109,440 1.9%
11-3010 Administrative Services and Facilities Managers broad 270 28.6% 0.03% $43.04 $43.13 $89,710 7.1%
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers detail 180 11.1% 0.02% $63.97 $66.55 $138,420 1.9%
11-3031 Financial Managers detail 400 7.3% 0.05% $57.14 $61.94 $128,840 3.9%
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers detail 4,030 3.7% 0.51% $49.31 $50.84 $105,740 1.2%
11-3121 Human Resources Managers detail 390 6.6% 0.05% $56.99 $59.08 $122,890 3.3%
11-3131 Training and Development Managers detail 100 4.9% 0.01% $52.43 $55.93 $116,340 3.9%
11-9000 Other Management Occupations minor 510 5.7% 0.06% $58.32 $61.07 $127,030 3.5%
11-9041 Architectural and Engineering Managers detail 150 8.3% 0.02% $68.57 $69.53 $144,620 3.0%
11-9198 Personal Service Managers, All Other; Entertainment and Recreation Managers, Except Gambling; and Managers, All Other detail 360 6.7% 0.05% $54.88 $57.52 $119,640 3.5%
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations major 6,670 4.7% 0.84% $31.39 $33.09 $68,820 1.5%
13-1000 Business Operations Specialists minor 5,810 5.0% 0.73% $31.37 $33.04 $68,720 1.4%
13-1020 Buyers and Purchasing Agents broad 140 20.6% 0.02% $28.39 $30.11 $62,620 4.9%
13-1041 Compliance Officers detail 130 12.6% 0.02% $34.57 $36.38 $75,660 6.0%
13-1070 Human Resources Workers broad 1,580 4.5% 0.20% $28.68 $30.43 $63,300 1.2%
13-1071 Human Resources Specialists detail 1,280 4.6% 0.16% $28.71 $30.21 $62,830 1.2%
13-1075 Labor Relations Specialists detail 300 10.3% 0.04% $28.42 $31.41 $65,320 3.5%
13-1081 Logisticians detail 570 24.9% 0.07% $29.88 $32.56 $67,720 4.6%
13-1111 Management Analysts detail 530 14.6% 0.07% $40.40 $41.52 $86,360 2.1%
13-1141 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists detail 130 12.8% 0.02% $31.69 $33.98 $70,670 4.8%
13-1151 Training and Development Specialists detail 1,060 6.6% 0.13% $23.79 $27.26 $56,700 2.1%
13-1161 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists detail 640 10.0% 0.08% $38.63 $37.56 $78,130 2.9%
13-1198 Project Management Specialists and Business Operations Specialists, All Other detail 930 13.1% 0.12% $32.87 $35.58 $74,010 3.0%
13-2000 Financial Specialists minor 860 11.9% 0.11% $31.54 $33.40 $69,480 4.3%
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors detail 580 17.1% 0.07% $30.90 $33.80 $70,310 6.5%
13-2098 Financial and Investment Analysts, Financial Risk Specialists, and Financial Specialists, All Other detail 270 10.8% 0.03% $32.49 $32.48 $67,560 2.5%
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations major 3,760 15.7% 0.47% $38.41 $39.98 $83,160 2.2%
15-1200 Computer Occupations minor 3,540 16.3% 0.44% $38.60 $40.19 $83,590 2.2%
15-1210 Computer and Information Analysts broad 610 14.7% 0.08% $42.72 $42.73 $88,880 2.0%
15-1211 Computer Systems Analysts detail 590 14.4% 0.07% $42.67 $42.41 $88,220 1.8%
15-1230 Computer Support Specialists broad (8) (8) (8) $32.73 $32.42 $67,430 2.6%
15-1231 Computer Network Support Specialists detail (8) (8) (8) $33.76 $34.42 $71,590 2.0%
15-1232 Computer User Support Specialists detail 340 21.9% 0.04% $27.93 $28.46 $59,200 5.9%
15-1240 Database and Network Administrators and Architects broad 410 10.3% 0.05% $40.07 $38.49 $80,050 3.5%
15-1244 Network and Computer Systems Administrators detail 180 8.1% 0.02% $40.43 $38.74 $80,590 3.8%
15-1245 Database Administrators and Architects detail 220 18.2% 0.03% $37.35 $37.07 $77,110 5.0%
15-1250 Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers broad 1,320 29.6% 0.17% $45.31 $45.90 $95,480 1.1%
15-1256 Software Developers and Software Quality Assurance Analysts and Testers detail 1,200 32.3% 0.15% $46.23 $46.79 $97,330 1.1%
15-1257 Web Developers and Digital Interface Designers detail 100 8.1% 0.01% $35.91 $37.30 $77,590 3.5%
15-1299 Computer Occupations, All Other detail (8) (8) (8) $33.44 $37.58 $78,170 3.4%
15-2000 Mathematical Science Occupations minor 220 9.2% 0.03% $35.41 $36.56 $76,050 2.3%
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts detail 200 9.8% 0.03% $34.75 $35.76 $74,380 2.6%
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations major 3,800 5.1% 0.48% $37.42 $38.34 $79,750 0.9%
17-2000 Engineers minor (8) (8) (8) $37.86 $38.77 $80,640 1.0%
17-2110 Industrial Engineers, Including Health and Safety broad 3,520 5.2% 0.44% $37.58 $38.43 $79,930 0.9%
17-2112 Industrial Engineers detail 3,520 5.2% 0.44% $37.59 $38.43 $79,930 0.9%
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers detail 50 37.8% 0.01% $50.89 $48.28 $100,420 12.8%
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations major 490 4.3% 0.06% $40.14 $39.52 $82,200 0.9%
19-5010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians broad 480 4.4% 0.06% $40.11 $39.49 $82,140 0.9%
19-5011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists detail 480 4.2% 0.06% $40.19 $39.63 $82,430 0.9%
23-0000 Legal Occupations major 80 25.8% 0.01% $69.97 $75.40 $156,830 12.2%
23-1000 Lawyers, Judges, and Related Workers minor (8) (8) (8) $83.06 $95.79 $199,240 11.9%
23-1010 Lawyers and Judicial Law Clerks broad (8) (8) (8) $83.06 $95.79 $199,240 11.9%
23-1011 Lawyers detail (8) (8) (8) $83.06 $95.79 $199,240 11.9%
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations major 100 7.4% 0.01% $35.06 $36.39 $75,690 5.1%
27-3000 Media and Communication Workers minor 80 5.7% 0.01% (8) (8) (8) (8)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations major 1,320 35.2% 0.17% $33.80 $32.73 $68,080 1.9%
33-9000 Other Protective Service Workers minor 1,290 36.0% 0.16% $33.89 $32.87 $68,380 1.9%
33-9021 Private Detectives and Investigators detail 1,180 39.6% 0.15% $34.41 $33.89 $70,500 1.9%
33-9030 Security Guards and Gambling Surveillance Officers broad 110 10.4% 0.01% $19.34 $22.67 $47,160 5.4%
33-9032 Security Guards detail 110 10.4% 0.01% $19.34 $22.67 $47,160 5.4%
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations major 5,170 8.4% 0.65% $30.92 $33.51 $69,710 2.7%
41-1010 First-Line Supervisors of Sales Workers broad 170 13.8% 0.02% $44.19 $44.73 $93,040 6.7%
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers detail 150 15.1% 0.02% $46.27 $47.37 $98,530 6.3%
41-2000 Retail Sales Workers minor 140 30.7% 0.02% $12.18 $14.32 $29,780 10.3%
41-2031 Retail Salespersons detail 110 36.9% 0.01% $11.96 $14.32 $29,790 13.1%
41-3000 Sales Representatives, Services minor 4,360 9.3% 0.55% $32.55 $35.05 $72,910 2.5%
41-3091 Sales Representatives of Services, Except Advertising, Insurance, Financial Services, and Travel detail 4,290 9.4% 0.54% $32.46 $34.99 $72,780 2.5%
41-4010 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing broad 190 46.2% 0.02% $23.14 $30.11 $62,630 14.0%
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products detail 190 46.2% 0.02% $23.14 $30.11 $62,630 14.0%
41-9000 Other Sales and Related Workers minor 320 13.9% 0.04% $14.98 $16.72 $34,780 10.4%
41-9090 Miscellaneous Sales and Related Workers broad 190 21.6% 0.02% $11.83 $14.69 $30,560 18.6%
41-9091 Door-to-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers detail (8) (8) (8) $17.76 $19.64 $40,850 10.2%
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations major 85,740 2.5% 10.76% $17.95 $19.53 $40,620 0.8%
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers detail 4,350 4.7% 0.55% $27.80 $29.11 $60,550 1.7%
43-3000 Financial Clerks minor 3,590 6.0% 0.45% $20.02 $20.06 $41,730 1.6%
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks detail 140 24.2% 0.02% $17.39 $17.83 $37,080 3.4%
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks detail 1,190 9.1% 0.15% $21.11 $21.65 $45,020 3.2%
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks detail 140 10.3% 0.02% $23.41 $24.42 $50,790 5.1%
43-4000 Information and Record Clerks minor 10,500 4.4% 1.32% $19.51 $20.75 $43,160 1.0%
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives detail 9,980 4.5% 1.25% $19.63 $20.80 $43,260 1.0%
43-4151 Order Clerks detail 130 39.0% 0.02% $18.81 $24.35 $50,650 24.6%
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping detail 170 15.8% 0.02% $20.80 $21.48 $44,680 1.7%
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks detail 120 24.2% 0.01% $14.47 $15.96 $33,200 6.0%
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other detail (8) (8) (8) $14.52 $16.10 $33,490 6.8%
43-5000 Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, and Distributing Workers minor 56,840 3.0% 7.13% $17.00 $18.56 $38,610 1.0%
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents detail 6,800 5.1% 0.85% $21.11 $21.86 $45,480 0.9%
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers detail 22,280 6.8% 2.80% $14.20 $15.54 $32,320 2.2%
43-5030 Dispatchers broad 6,640 9.4% 0.83% $20.93 $22.20 $46,170 2.2%
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance detail 6,640 9.4% 0.83% $20.93 $22.20 $46,170 2.2%
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks detail 1,710 6.5% 0.21% $23.54 $23.89 $49,700 2.3%
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping detail (8) (8) (8) $21.11 $20.79 $43,250 2.7%
43-6010 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants broad 3,970 18.7% 0.50% $21.78 $21.93 $45,610 2.2%
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants detail 290 14.1% 0.04% $27.53 $29.43 $61,210 3.7%
43-6014 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive detail 3,680 20.1% 0.46% $21.25 $21.34 $44,390 2.4%
43-9000 Other Office and Administrative Support Workers minor 6,330 8.0% 0.79% $16.21 $18.00 $37,450 1.6%
43-9020 Data Entry and Information Processing Workers broad 400 43.0% 0.05% $15.23 $15.66 $32,570 2.7%
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers detail 400 43.0% 0.05% $15.23 $15.66 $32,570 2.7%
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service detail 850 25.0% 0.11% $14.86 $15.60 $32,450 3.5%
43-9061 Office Clerks, General detail 4,790 9.6% 0.60% $16.57 $18.23 $37,920 1.9%
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other detail 290 7.2% 0.04% (8) (8) (8) (8)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations major 11,870 5.1% 1.49% $33.44 $33.33 $69,320 1.6%
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers detail 910 7.4% 0.11% $39.42 $40.66 $84,560 2.4%
49-3000 Vehicle and Mobile Equipment Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers minor 8,620 5.4% 1.08% $33.81 $33.87 $70,460 1.7%
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians detail 3,560 10.8% 0.45% $35.60 $38.00 $79,030 2.8%
49-3020 Automotive Technicians and Repairers broad 1,620 5.6% 0.20% $32.46 $30.58 $63,610 1.0%
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers detail 40 49.9% 0.01% $34.36 $31.29 $65,090 5.7%
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics detail 1,580 5.6% 0.20% $32.41 $30.56 $63,570 1.0%
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists detail 3,440 7.2% 0.43% $33.33 $31.16 $64,800 1.2%
49-9000 Other Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations minor 2,330 10.0% 0.29% $29.49 $28.47 $59,220 1.6%
49-9071 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General detail 1,620 6.7% 0.20% $31.83 $30.01 $62,420 1.5%
49-9090 Miscellaneous Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers broad 480 37.3% 0.06% $24.97 $24.68 $51,340 4.6%
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers detail 110 41.9% 0.01% $19.58 $19.73 $41,040 3.0%
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other detail 370 45.8% 0.05% $26.74 $26.11 $54,320 4.3%
51-0000 Production Occupations major 240 32.1% 0.03% $15.79 $18.27 $37,990 6.1%
51-9000 Other Production Occupations minor 170 40.0% 0.02% $17.51 $19.41 $40,370 4.4%
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers detail 140 46.3% 0.02% $17.76 $19.39 $40,340 5.1%
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations major 664,070 1.0% 83.36% $17.20 $20.20 $42,010 1.1%
53-1040 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers broad 41,090 1.8% 5.16% $23.26 $27.28 $56,730 0.5%
53-1041 Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors detail 3,060 16.3% 0.38% $22.33 $25.65 $53,340 2.7%
53-1047 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers, Except Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors detail 38,040 1.5% 4.77% $23.36 $27.41 $57,010 0.6%
53-2012 Commercial Pilots detail 60 32.1% 0.01% (8) (8) (8) (8)
53-3000 Motor Vehicle Operators minor 285,370 1.5% 35.82% $24.07 $24.92 $51,830 0.7%
53-3030 Driver/Sales Workers and Truck Drivers broad 285,320 1.5% 35.81% $24.07 $24.92 $51,840 0.7%
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers detail 6,110 19.8% 0.77% $14.44 $16.76 $34,850 5.7%
53-3032 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers detail 40,180 4.3% 5.04% $30.43 $28.60 $59,490 1.1%
53-3033 Light Truck Drivers detail 239,030 1.6% 30.00% $23.66 $24.51 $50,980 0.7%
53-6000 Other Transportation Workers minor (8) (8) (8) $29.24 $30.14 $62,700 4.5%
53-6098 Aircraft Service Attendants and Transportation Workers, All Other detail 110 21.8% 0.01% $27.45 $26.31 $54,720 2.1%
53-7000 Material Moving Workers minor 333,900 1.5% 41.91% $12.62 $14.38 $29,920 0.5%
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders detail 4,940 12.1% 0.62% $15.67 $15.93 $33,130 1.3%
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators detail 2,730 9.6% 0.34% $18.98 $19.69 $40,960 1.1%
53-7060 Laborers and Material Movers broad 324,950 1.4% 40.79% $12.53 $14.29 $29,730 0.5%
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand detail 319,360 1.4% 40.09% $12.51 $14.24 $29,620 0.5%
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand detail 2,130 21.0% 0.27% $12.53 $13.08 $27,200 2.4%
53-7065 Stockers and Order Fillers detail 1,240 24.8% 0.16% $15.94 $17.84 $37,100 8.3%
53-7199 Material Moving Workers, All Other detail 1,280 45.0% 0.16% $18.41 $19.75 $41,080 9.7%


About May 2019 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: March 31, 2020