Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2003 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 non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia, in NAICS 492000 - Couriers and Messengers.

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NAICS 492000 - Couriers and Messengers consists of:

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NAICS 492000 - Couriers and Messengers

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All 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)
00-0000 All Occupations 572,530 100.00% $14.40 $16.51 $34,340 0.7 %
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 16,110 2.81% $31.55 $35.34 $73,510 1.9 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 400 0.07% $57.73 $66.02 $137,320 5.1 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 3,890 0.68% $33.02 $39.37 $81,890 5.6 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 330 0.06% $34.87 $38.68 $80,460 6.4 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 710 0.12% $35.05 $37.92 $78,870 4.1 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 580 0.10% $30.50 $36.89 $76,730 10.0 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 520 0.09% $45.00 $46.39 $96,490 4.3 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 280 0.05% $40.71 $43.56 $90,610 3.2 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 370 0.06% $39.00 $40.56 $84,360 2.7 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 6,320 1.10% $28.89 $30.38 $63,190 1.3 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 170 0.03% $36.80 $38.66 $80,410 7.6 %
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 (6) (6) (6) (6) (6) (6)
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 160 0.03% $23.94 $25.14 $52,280 3.7 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 40 0.01% $20.53 $21.15 $44,000 3.4 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 470 0.08% $19.33 $20.92 $43,510 2.5 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 380 0.07% $23.41 $23.40 $48,670 1.7 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 640 0.11% $26.65 $26.17 $54,430 1.4 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 1,050 0.18% $23.88 $27.17 $56,500 6.3 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 40 0.01% $25.67 $27.80 $57,820 4.9 %
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 4,890 0.85% $25.99 $26.68 $55,490 1.8 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 690 0.12% $33.49 $32.90 $68,420 1.7 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 110 0.02% $34.20 $34.73 $72,240 4.8 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 1,520 0.27% $20.33 $20.87 $43,400 1.9 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 580 0.10% $30.91 $30.87 $64,200 2.0 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 190 0.03% $33.18 $32.71 $68,030 3.3 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 430 0.08% $23.72 $26.37 $54,840 3.4 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 290 0.05% $26.69 $26.83 $55,800 1.5 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 190 0.03% $28.07 $27.59 $57,390 2.4 %
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 2,440 0.43% $30.31 $29.46 $61,280 1.5 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 40 0.01% $31.20 $30.65 $63,750 4.0 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 370 0.06% $29.40 $29.98 $62,370 2.0 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 150 0.03% $19.72 $19.90 $41,400 2.3 %
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 (6) (6) (6) (6) (6) (6)
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 30 0.01% $25.36 $27.00 $56,160 5.7 %
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 170 0.03% $28.43 $26.41 $54,930 3.7 %
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 390 0.07% $24.64 $22.59 $47,000 5.0 %
33-9032 Security Guards 280 0.05% $24.15 $21.49 $44,690 6.5 %
Food Preparation and Serving 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)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 270 0.05% $7.85 $8.61 $17,910 6.5 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 40 0.01% $12.65 $12.92 $26,870 2.0 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 140 0.02% $7.15 $7.73 $16,070 12.7 %
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 1,200 0.21% $11.30 $13.26 $27,570 4.5 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 80 0.01% $26.35 $24.90 $51,800 4.6 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,100 0.19% $10.98 $12.50 $26,000 4.3 %
Personal Care and 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)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations (6) (6) $9.47 $11.71 $24,370 10.5 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers (6) (6) $24.81 $25.55 $53,150 4.4 %
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 6,750 1.18% $18.76 $20.53 $42,710 3.2 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 250 0.04% $23.51 $24.06 $50,050 4.6 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 490 0.09% $27.34 $29.08 $60,480 4.0 %
41-2011 Cashiers 670 0.12% $11.91 $12.22 $25,420 4.4 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 300 0.05% $16.13 $15.77 $32,800 2.9 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 580 0.10% $15.44 $15.63 $32,520 4.7 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 50 0.01% $20.91 $22.45 $46,710 4.7 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 840 0.15% $17.41 $19.93 $41,450 4.6 %
41-9041 Telemarketers (6) (6) $13.96 $20.54 $42,730 15.1 %
41-9091 Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers 720 0.13% $8.04 $10.35 $21,530 13.4 %
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 129,100 22.55% $12.42 $12.90 $26,830 0.9 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 4,340 0.76% $19.26 $20.36 $42,340 1.7 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 180 0.03% $11.86 $11.36 $23,630 4.9 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 540 0.09% $14.32 $14.68 $30,540 2.1 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 1,560 0.27% $12.88 $13.17 $27,390 2.0 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 2,100 0.37% $14.23 $14.45 $30,050 2.3 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 530 0.09% $16.42 $17.21 $35,800 4.9 %
43-4021 Correspondence Clerks 100 0.02% $11.70 $11.81 $24,560 2.4 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 70 0.01% $13.93 $14.34 $29,830 8.8 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 10,390 1.81% $13.62 $14.10 $29,330 1.4 %
43-4071 File Clerks 60 0.01% $11.51 $11.11 $23,110 4.8 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 11,110 1.94% $14.64 $14.69 $30,540 1.2 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 930 0.16% $16.06 $19.00 $39,520 3.1 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 710 0.12% $11.59 $12.27 $25,510 2.4 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents 8,550 1.49% $14.92 $14.94 $31,070 1.4 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 37,780 6.60% $8.96 $9.55 $19,870 1.5 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 6,090 1.06% $16.17 $15.97 $33,220 1.5 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 460 0.08% $16.58 $16.41 $34,120 1.9 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 5,280 0.92% $12.52 $13.21 $27,490 2.1 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 5,570 0.97% $12.17 $13.13 $27,300 4.3 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 180 0.03% $12.21 $12.63 $26,280 1.7 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,890 0.33% $16.27 $16.69 $34,710 1.8 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 2,260 0.39% $14.02 $13.94 $28,980 1.4 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 730 0.13% $14.00 $13.64 $28,370 6.0 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 900 0.16% $11.12 $11.51 $23,930 3.0 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 110 0.02% $10.79 $12.13 $25,220 7.5 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 7,940 1.39% $11.93 $12.06 $25,080 1.4 %
Construction and Extraction 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)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations (6) (6) $18.24 $19.04 $39,610 10.7 %
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 14,730 2.57% $25.66 $25.40 $52,820 1.2 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 700 0.12% $29.99 $29.25 $60,840 1.8 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 840 0.15% $21.07 $20.62 $42,880 2.1 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 6,670 1.17% $25.43 $24.81 $51,600 1.3 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 70 0.01% $21.62 $21.51 $44,740 4.8 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,420 0.25% $20.75 $20.34 $42,310 3.2 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 80 0.01% $14.14 $13.05 $27,150 11.8 %
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 290 0.05% $13.92 $14.51 $30,190 6.8 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 130 0.02% $18.02 $18.97 $39,470 3.7 %
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 383,490 66.98% $14.37 $15.98 $33,240 0.6 %
53-1011 Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors 910 0.16% $22.92 $22.15 $46,070 4.2 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 9,750 1.70% $16.97 $18.44 $38,350 1.7 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 13,480 2.35% $25.46 $25.17 $52,340 1.2 %
53-2011 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers 910 0.16% (4) (4) $43,080 8.9 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 1,490 0.26% $13.13 $15.02 $31,240 5.8 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 30,400 5.31% $20.32 $20.21 $42,030 1.1 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 165,880 28.97% $17.58 $17.83 $37,090 0.9 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 16,670 2.91% $11.72 $12.06 $25,080 2.0 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 12,750 2.23% $12.82 $13.32 $27,710 2.3 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 1,670 0.29% $11.48 $13.50 $28,070 1.9 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 115,110 20.11% $11.33 $11.91 $24,760 0.8 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 7,990 1.40% $10.58 $10.80 $22,470 1.9 %

About May 2003 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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

(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 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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List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

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Last Modified Date: May 7, 2004

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