May 2017 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.

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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 662,270 1.0% 100.00% $17.11 $20.43 $42,500 0.9%
11-0000 Management Occupations major 9,780 4.2% 1.48% $48.74 $51.82 $107,790 1.5%
11-1000 Top Executives minor 3,880 8.1% 0.59% $45.25 $51.36 $106,830 2.9%
11-1011 Chief Executives detail 60 22.4% 0.01% $60.22 $84.34 $175,430 10.6%
11-1021 General and Operations Managers detail 3,820 8.2% 0.58% $45.06 $50.82 $105,700 3.0%
11-2000 Advertising, Marketing, Promotions, Public Relations, and Sales Managers minor 1,160 9.5% 0.17% $50.88 $52.67 $109,550 1.2%
11-2020 Marketing and Sales Managers broad 1,150 9.5% 0.17% $50.79 $52.55 $109,300 1.3%
11-2021 Marketing Managers detail 200 40.4% 0.03% $51.62 $54.23 $112,790 4.0%
11-2022 Sales Managers detail 950 7.6% 0.14% $50.68 $52.20 $108,570 1.3%
11-3000 Operations Specialties Managers minor 3,990 4.6% 0.60% $50.43 $52.21 $108,590 1.5%
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers detail 220 28.0% 0.03% $45.94 $51.14 $106,360 6.7%
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers detail 130 18.7% 0.02% $57.86 $69.88 $145,350 17.1%
11-3031 Financial Managers detail 230 18.7% 0.03% $51.81 $48.64 $101,170 7.6%
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers detail 2,970 4.7% 0.45% $49.56 $51.16 $106,420 1.3%
11-3121 Human Resources Managers detail 290 7.7% 0.04% $56.45 $56.70 $117,930 1.4%
11-9000 Other Management Occupations minor 750 16.8% 0.11% $51.15 $50.86 $105,790 4.5%
11-9199 Managers, All Other detail 700 18.0% 0.11% $49.74 $49.35 $102,650 4.9%
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations major 6,350 5.8% 0.96% $31.42 $32.17 $66,910 1.6%
13-1000 Business Operations Specialists minor 5,680 5.9% 0.86% $31.83 $32.41 $67,410 1.6%
13-1020 Buyers and Purchasing Agents broad 170 12.2% 0.03% $35.48 $34.92 $72,630 2.1%
13-1041 Compliance Officers detail 140 20.3% 0.02% $32.78 $34.50 $71,750 8.3%
13-1070 Human Resources Workers broad 1,250 5.1% 0.19% $29.48 $30.90 $64,280 1.3%
13-1071 Human Resources Specialists detail 890 6.0% 0.13% $29.21 $30.38 $63,180 1.6%
13-1075 Labor Relations Specialists detail 360 8.2% 0.05% $30.36 $32.23 $67,030 2.1%
13-1081 Logisticians detail 670 28.0% 0.10% $30.78 $33.29 $69,240 5.7%
13-1111 Management Analysts detail 1,020 11.9% 0.15% $39.30 $38.85 $80,810 1.1%
13-1141 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists detail 40 22.6% 0.01% $37.87 $36.48 $75,870 4.6%
13-1151 Training and Development Specialists detail 970 4.8% 0.15% $21.33 $25.55 $53,140 2.9%
13-1161 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists detail 490 16.9% 0.07% $35.96 $35.57 $73,980 2.1%
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other detail 870 16.1% 0.13% $29.85 $30.79 $64,050 2.4%
13-2000 Financial Specialists minor 680 15.5% 0.10% $29.20 $30.12 $62,650 5.4%
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors detail 510 20.0% 0.08% $29.56 $30.57 $63,580 7.3%
13-2050 Financial Analysts and Advisors broad 160 12.4% 0.02% $27.28 $28.48 $59,230 1.8%
13-2051 Financial Analysts detail 160 12.4% 0.02% $27.28 $28.48 $59,230 1.8%
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations major 2,240 7.6% 0.34% $34.51 $35.78 $74,420 1.7%
15-1100 Computer Occupations minor (8) (8) (8) $34.25 $35.68 $74,200 1.7%
15-1120 Computer and Information Analysts broad 170 38.5% 0.03% $37.73 $39.36 $81,860 1.8%
15-1121 Computer Systems Analysts detail 160 35.7% 0.02% $37.28 $38.72 $80,530 1.7%
15-1130 Software Developers and Programmers broad 490 10.9% 0.07% $42.24 $42.94 $89,310 2.1%
15-1131 Computer Programmers detail 40 22.6% 0.01% $40.01 $37.02 $77,000 8.6%
15-1132 Software Developers, Applications detail 210 18.1% 0.03% $43.53 $44.33 $92,200 2.1%
15-1133 Software Developers, Systems Software detail 180 17.3% 0.03% $43.74 $44.21 $91,950 1.8%
15-1134 Web Developers detail 70 10.2% 0.01% $36.47 $38.50 $80,080 2.9%
15-1140 Database and Systems Administrators and Network Architects broad 320 13.1% 0.05% $34.84 $34.47 $71,710 2.5%
15-1142 Network and Computer Systems Administrators detail 210 19.9% 0.03% $37.98 $36.86 $76,660 4.5%
15-1151 Computer User Support Specialists detail 240 9.2% 0.04% $26.86 $27.36 $56,910 2.4%
15-1199 Computer Occupations, All Other detail (8) (8) (8) $39.02 $38.24 $79,540 2.4%
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations major 1,990 5.4% 0.30% $40.10 $40.17 $83,560 1.4%
17-2000 Engineers minor 1,930 5.4% 0.29% $40.44 $40.44 $84,120 1.4%
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers detail 110 47.6% 0.02% $54.18 $51.13 $106,350 2.1%
17-3000 Drafters, Engineering Technicians, and Mapping Technicians minor 60 34.3% 0.01% $30.35 $30.75 $63,960 2.8%
17-3020 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters broad 50 33.4% 0.01% $30.54 $30.89 $64,250 2.9%
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations major 70 16.9% 0.01% $25.80 $26.24 $54,590 3.2%
27-3000 Media and Communication Workers minor 40 15.9% 0.01% $28.02 $28.57 $59,420 5.1%
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations major 940 23.7% 0.14% $26.76 $29.30 $60,940 4.7%
33-9000 Other Protective Service Workers minor (8) (8) (8) $24.45 $28.18 $58,610 4.9%
33-9021 Private Detectives and Investigators detail 470 10.1% 0.07% $32.55 $31.43 $65,380 2.7%
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations major 4,170 6.0% 0.63% $28.77 $29.72 $61,820 3.0%
41-1010 First-Line Supervisors of Sales Workers broad 160 21.4% 0.02% $30.37 $34.06 $70,830 3.7%
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers detail 150 23.4% 0.02% $32.28 $35.76 $74,380 3.4%
41-2000 Retail Sales Workers minor 370 21.1% 0.06% $14.00 $15.06 $31,320 4.3%
41-2020 Counter and Rental Clerks and Parts Salespersons broad 260 20.2% 0.04% $16.55 $16.33 $33,970 3.5%
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks detail 260 20.2% 0.04% $16.55 $16.33 $33,970 3.5%
41-2031 Retail Salespersons detail (8) (8) (8) $10.78 $12.21 $25,410 8.4%
41-3000 Sales Representatives, Services minor 3,320 6.2% 0.50% $30.90 $32.11 $66,780 2.7%
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other detail 3,320 6.2% 0.50% $30.91 $32.13 $66,820 2.7%
41-4010 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing broad 180 36.9% 0.03% $17.44 $24.50 $50,960 21.2%
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products detail 180 36.9% 0.03% $17.44 $24.50 $50,960 21.2%
41-9000 Other Sales and Related Workers minor 130 14.3% 0.02% $10.98 $12.48 $25,950 9.7%
41-9090 Miscellaneous Sales and Related Workers broad 120 15.4% 0.02% $10.90 $11.99 $24,930 5.4%
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other detail 90 0.7% 0.01% $10.73 $11.79 $24,510 6.1%
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations major 69,880 2.6% 10.55% $17.17 $18.44 $38,360 0.9%
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers detail 3,790 4.8% 0.57% $27.29 $29.14 $60,610 1.6%
43-3000 Financial Clerks minor 3,630 6.4% 0.55% $19.33 $19.18 $39,900 1.5%
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks detail 300 35.8% 0.04% $15.14 $15.90 $33,070 4.4%
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks detail 1,120 11.3% 0.17% $20.39 $20.55 $42,740 2.8%
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks detail 270 27.9% 0.04% $21.98 $22.05 $45,850 2.3%
43-4000 Information and Record Clerks minor 9,000 4.1% 1.36% $18.22 $18.80 $39,100 1.0%
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives detail 8,430 4.3% 1.27% $18.37 $18.87 $39,260 0.9%
43-4151 Order Clerks detail 180 33.1% 0.03% $15.30 $19.31 $40,170 16.7%
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping detail 140 11.1% 0.02% $21.01 $21.15 $43,990 1.6%
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks detail 130 32.9% 0.02% $15.24 $15.07 $31,340 8.4%
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other detail (8) (8) (8) $12.82 $13.05 $27,140 3.4%
43-5000 Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, and Distributing Workers minor 43,560 3.7% 6.58% $16.29 $17.53 $36,460 1.2%
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents detail 9,070 5.2% 1.37% $19.68 $20.66 $42,980 0.9%
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers detail 20,460 6.5% 3.09% $12.89 $14.02 $29,160 1.7%
43-5030 Dispatchers broad 6,260 6.8% 0.94% $20.83 $21.71 $45,160 2.8%
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance detail 6,260 6.8% 0.94% $20.83 $21.71 $45,160 2.8%
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks detail 1,500 9.5% 0.23% $23.39 $23.31 $48,480 1.5%
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks detail 5,020 8.2% 0.76% $18.37 $20.23 $42,080 2.8%
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers detail (8) (8) (8) $11.46 $13.13 $27,320 4.0%
43-6010 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants broad 3,590 7.6% 0.54% $19.61 $19.85 $41,290 1.7%
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants detail 660 19.5% 0.10% $24.42 $24.75 $51,480 1.4%
43-6014 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive detail 2,930 7.5% 0.44% $18.21 $18.74 $38,980 1.7%
43-9000 Other Office and Administrative Support Workers minor 6,320 9.4% 0.95% $14.88 $16.60 $34,530 2.2%
43-9011 Computer Operators detail 60 25.4% 0.01% $22.22 $21.79 $45,330 11.5%
43-9020 Data Entry and Information Processing Workers broad 390 24.3% 0.06% $13.74 $14.50 $30,160 3.7%
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers detail 390 24.3% 0.06% $13.74 $14.50 $30,160 3.7%
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service detail 930 30.4% 0.14% $13.19 $13.68 $28,450 6.7%
43-9061 Office Clerks, General detail 4,760 10.6% 0.72% $15.31 $17.03 $35,430 2.5%
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other detail 160 12.1% 0.02% $23.85 $23.85 $49,620 2.5%
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations major 11,810 9.3% 1.78% $33.67 $34.38 $71,510 2.0%
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers detail 1,120 13.0% 0.17% (8) (8) (8) (8)
49-3000 Vehicle and Mobile Equipment Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers minor 8,860 9.6% 1.34% $34.10 $35.13 $73,060 2.9%
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians detail 2,570 29.5% 0.39% $51.95 $46.80 $97,330 3.7%
49-3020 Automotive Technicians and Repairers broad 1,480 3.6% 0.22% $32.50 $30.49 $63,420 0.9%
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics detail 1,400 3.2% 0.21% $32.47 $30.42 $63,280 0.9%
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists detail 4,800 7.9% 0.73% $32.31 $30.30 $63,020 1.3%
49-9000 Other Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations minor 1,800 12.0% 0.27% $30.03 $29.02 $60,360 1.4%
49-9090 Miscellaneous Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers broad 650 32.0% 0.10% $27.31 $25.81 $53,690 2.9%
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers detail 310 40.6% 0.05% $26.66 $24.09 $50,110 5.3%
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other detail 340 40.3% 0.05% $27.91 $27.38 $56,960 3.4%
51-0000 Production Occupations major 330 23.0% 0.05% $16.60 $19.77 $41,120 3.7%
51-9000 Other Production Occupations minor 240 26.0% 0.04% $18.04 $21.24 $44,190 3.6%
51-9120 Painting Workers broad 90 45.3% 0.01% $30.03 $28.57 $59,420 5.9%
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment detail 80 49.2% 0.01% $30.55 $30.05 $62,500 5.8%
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations major 553,370 1.1% 83.56% $16.61 $19.63 $40,830 1.1%
53-1000 Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers minor 35,810 1.6% 5.41% $21.60 $25.84 $53,750 0.7%
53-1011 Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors detail 2,310 16.7% 0.35% $18.92 $21.39 $44,490 1.4%
53-1048 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers, Except Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors detail 33,510 2.2% 5.06% $22.02 $26.15 $54,390 0.6%
53-2012 Commercial Pilots detail (8) (8) (8) (4) (4) $59,740 6.1%
53-3000 Motor Vehicle Operators minor 233,010 1.5% 35.18% $23.67 $24.33 $50,620 0.6%
53-3030 Driver/Sales Workers and Truck Drivers broad 232,960 1.5% 35.18% $23.68 $24.34 $50,620 0.6%
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers detail 2,740 19.3% 0.41% $14.13 $14.95 $31,100 2.9%
53-3032 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers detail 33,050 5.1% 4.99% $30.94 $28.07 $58,380 1.4%
53-3033 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers detail 197,170 1.3% 29.77% $23.06 $23.84 $49,590 0.6%
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs detail 50 35.4% 0.01% $9.46 $12.66 $26,340 16.7%
53-6000 Other Transportation Workers minor (8) (8) (8) $27.27 $25.97 $54,010 4.3%
53-6099 Transportation Workers, All Other detail 90 43.8% 0.01% $26.75 $24.71 $51,400 3.2%
53-7000 Material Moving Workers minor 280,640 1.7% 42.38% $12.06 $13.91 $28,930 0.4%
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders detail 3,960 13.5% 0.60% $14.63 $15.72 $32,700 1.5%
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators detail 2,830 7.6% 0.43% $17.21 $17.59 $36,590 1.5%
53-7060 Laborers and Material Movers, Hand broad (8) (8) (8) $11.98 $13.82 $28,750 0.4%
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand detail (8) (8) (8) $11.97 $13.79 $28,690 0.4%
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand detail 1,560 21.7% 0.24% $12.77 $12.96 $26,960 3.2%


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(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.

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