Occupational Employment Statistics

2002 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

NAICS 492100 - Couriers

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 492100 - Couriers.

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NAICS 492100 - Couriers

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Industry Total top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
00-0000 Industry Total 540,560 100.00% $14.45 $16.58 $34,490 0.8 %
Management Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 16,720 3.09% $29.83 $32.80 $68,220 1.3 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 330 0.06% $54.18 $61.39 $127,700 5.1 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 2,810 0.52% $32.16 $37.11 $77,190 2.8 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 30 0.01% $33.10 $34.54 $71,840 9.9 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 380 0.07% $33.14 $38.38 $79,830 7.7 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 720 0.13% $35.08 $37.89 $78,800 4.2 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 390 0.07% $28.90 $30.89 $64,250 4.8 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 580 0.11% $44.08 $46.35 $96,400 4.6 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 240 0.04% $38.25 $42.33 $88,060 4.2 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 390 0.07% $37.41 $38.78 $80,670 2.4 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 7,180 1.33% $27.83 $29.28 $60,910 1.5 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 180 0.03% $35.56 $37.37 $77,720 6.9 %
Business and Financial Operations Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 12,230 2.26% $25.05 $26.19 $54,480 2.2 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 120 0.02% $22.00 $23.10 $48,060 3.2 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 30 0.01% $20.36 $20.82 $43,310 3.1 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 430 0.08% $18.49 $20.04 $41,680 2.5 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 310 0.06% $21.89 $22.56 $46,930 2.0 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 630 0.12% $26.00 $25.66 $53,380 1.1 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 970 0.18% $23.75 $26.59 $55,300 5.8 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 70 0.01% $23.98 $24.79 $51,550 3.9 %
Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations 4,880 0.90% $26.16 $26.75 $55,640 1.7 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 900 0.17% $26.56 $27.52 $57,240 2.2 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications (6) (6) $33.35 $32.71 $68,040 2.5 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software (6) (6) $36.34 $38.04 $79,130 4.5 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 1,400 0.26% $20.23 $20.90 $43,470 3.1 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 430 0.08% $31.15 $30.88 $64,220 1.6 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 220 0.04% $33.98 $33.38 $69,420 2.2 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 410 0.08% $22.47 $25.33 $52,690 3.9 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 290 0.05% $26.42 $26.55 $55,220 1.6 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 260 0.05% $29.56 $28.63 $59,550 1.5 %
Architecture and Engineering Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 2,500 0.46% $29.18 $28.32 $58,910 1.5 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 40 0.01% $26.99 $29.32 $60,980 5.0 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 370 0.07% $28.90 $29.09 $60,510 1.8 %
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 220 0.04% $20.70 $21.66 $45,060 2.9 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 30 0.01% $23.75 $26.05 $54,190 5.1 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 100 0.02% $23.34 $23.24 $48,340 2.4 %
Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 130 0.02% $25.38 $23.82 $49,540 4.0 %
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians 120 0.02% $25.97 $24.47 $50,890 4.2 %
Protective Service Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 300 0.06% $24.96 $22.72 $47,270 4.3 %
33-9032 Security Guards 210 0.04% $24.00 $21.24 $44,170 5.8 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 1,270 0.23% $10.95 $12.81 $26,650 5.1 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 70 0.01% $25.47 $24.89 $51,760 4.4 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,170 0.22% $10.67 $12.13 $25,240 5.2 %
Sales and Related Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 5,570 1.03% $20.38 $21.55 $44,820 2.5 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 170 0.03% $28.88 $25.22 $52,460 4.2 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 380 0.07% $27.41 $26.91 $55,960 2.9 %
41-2011 Cashiers 580 0.11% $12.47 $12.68 $26,380 4.7 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks (6) (6) $13.31 $13.58 $28,250 4.9 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,080 0.20% $17.45 $19.73 $41,030 4.4 %
Office and Administrative Support Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 103,920 19.22% $12.97 $13.39 $27,860 0.9 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 2,880 0.53% $19.21 $20.35 $42,320 1.8 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 190 0.04% $11.13 $11.31 $23,520 3.8 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 330 0.06% $14.12 $14.90 $31,000 3.2 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 1,600 0.30% $13.46 $13.76 $28,630 2.1 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,460 0.27% $13.71 $13.97 $29,060 1.8 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 480 0.09% $15.68 $16.88 $35,100 4.9 %
43-4021 Correspondence Clerks 100 0.02% $11.47 $11.58 $24,090 2.4 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 6,500 1.20% $12.99 $13.65 $28,390 1.6 %
43-4071 File Clerks 60 0.01% $10.21 $10.09 $20,980 4.3 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 14,360 2.66% $15.01 $14.81 $30,810 0.8 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 830 0.15% $16.28 $19.19 $39,910 3.5 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 390 0.07% $12.20 $12.79 $26,600 2.9 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks (6) (6) $9.42 $10.69 $22,240 2.0 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents 8,400 1.55% $15.26 $15.19 $31,600 3.7 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 22,410 4.15% $9.29 $9.97 $20,750 2.0 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 4,580 0.85% $16.95 $16.53 $34,380 1.6 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 190 0.04% $12.12 $14.14 $29,400 5.0 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 3,030 0.56% $12.04 $12.69 $26,390 1.4 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 5,010 0.93% $12.06 $13.10 $27,250 4.3 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 160 0.03% $11.97 $12.50 $26,000 1.9 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,550 0.29% $15.92 $16.36 $34,020 1.8 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 2,150 0.40% $14.39 $14.45 $30,050 1.0 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 710 0.13% $13.99 $13.82 $28,740 4.5 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 650 0.12% $10.94 $11.15 $23,200 1.3 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 70 0.01% $10.29 $11.29 $23,480 6.4 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 1,310 0.24% $12.48 $12.21 $25,400 5.1 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 6,580 1.22% $11.90 $12.16 $25,300 1.5 %
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 14,970 2.77% $25.60 $24.93 $51,860 1.3 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 640 0.12% $29.42 $28.81 $59,930 2.4 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers (6) (6) $16.81 $16.98 $35,310 6.8 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 680 0.13% $21.63 $21.03 $43,740 2.0 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 6,260 1.16% $25.41 $24.56 $51,090 1.1 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 60 0.01% $23.28 $21.51 $44,750 4.8 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,290 0.24% $20.34 $20.17 $41,960 3.9 %
Production Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 300 0.06% $15.67 $15.11 $31,430 5.6 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 150 0.03% $17.91 $18.82 $39,140 3.1 %
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 376,540 69.66% $14.11 $15.85 $32,960 0.6 %
53-1011 Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors 900 0.17% $23.03 $22.20 $46,170 6.3 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 9,370 1.73% $16.54 $18.17 $37,800 1.5 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 12,890 2.38% $24.78 $24.31 $50,570 1.2 %
53-2011 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers 1,300 0.24% (4) (4) $44,910 9.0 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 27,010 5.00% $20.54 $20.37 $42,360 1.1 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 162,710 30.10% $17.48 $18.00 $37,440 0.8 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants (6) (6) $12.96 $12.40 $25,790 7.3 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 14,020 2.59% $11.66 $11.80 $24,540 2.1 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 11,060 2.05% $12.33 $12.77 $26,560 2.3 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 1,700 0.31% $11.50 $13.32 $27,710 1.6 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 118,880 21.99% $11.14 $11.69 $24,320 0.7 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 8,770 1.62% $10.34 $10.54 $21,910 2.6 %

About 2002 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Estimates for residual, "All Other", occupations are not available.

(1) Data for detailed occupations does not sum to the totals because the totals include data for 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 mean 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) = Hourly wage rates for occupations where workers typically work fewer than 2,080 hours per year are not available.

(6) =Estimates not released.



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2002 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates (cross-industry estimates)

2002 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates (cross-industry estimates)

2002 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Technical notes

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Last Modified Date: November 26, 2003

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