Occupational Employment Statistics

November 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 Industry 492000 - Couriers and Messengers is part of: Sectors 48 and 49 - Transportation and Warehousing.

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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 571,810 100.00% $14.67 $16.76 $34,860 1.0 %
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 15,260 2.67% $32.71 $36.60 $76,120 1.9 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 540 0.09% $68.41 $69.56 $144,680 7.8 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 3,660 0.64% $35.57 $40.69 $84,630 3.2 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 210 0.04% $35.06 $40.51 $84,250 8.1 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 600 0.10% $35.26 $38.44 $79,950 4.0 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 500 0.09% $28.64 $33.78 $70,270 6.8 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 250 0.04% $41.62 $43.52 $90,510 3.1 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 310 0.05% $40.56 $41.45 $86,230 2.7 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 6,250 1.09% $29.93 $31.78 $66,100 1.4 %
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 (7) (7) (7) (7) (7) (7)
13-1051 Cost Estimators 50 0.01% $21.03 $21.87 $45,490 3.4 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 460 0.08% $19.66 $21.43 $44,580 2.2 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 370 0.06% $23.97 $24.29 $50,520 1.6 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 650 0.11% $26.79 $26.22 $54,540 1.6 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 890 0.16% $25.48 $27.92 $58,070 4.1 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 40 0.01% $25.77 $27.55 $57,310 5.2 %
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 4,250 0.74% $26.74 $27.31 $56,800 1.6 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 600 0.10% $34.88 $34.42 $71,600 1.4 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 100 0.02% $34.85 $35.43 $73,690 4.6 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 1,190 0.21% $20.03 $20.37 $42,360 1.7 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 590 0.10% $31.11 $30.81 $64,090 1.8 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 180 0.03% $33.60 $33.08 $68,800 3.7 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 380 0.07% $25.15 $26.51 $55,150 2.9 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 290 0.05% $27.12 $27.35 $56,890 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 2,460 0.43% $30.19 $29.35 $61,060 2.0 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 300 0.05% $29.90 $30.03 $62,470 2.2 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 150 0.03% $20.00 $20.00 $41,610 2.0 %
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 (7) (7) (7) (7) (7) (7)
27-1024 Graphic Designers 40 0.01% $22.10 $21.18 $44,060 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 180 0.03% $28.19 $26.27 $54,640 3.4 %
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians 160 0.03% $28.56 $26.56 $55,240 3.4 %
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 420 0.07% $20.12 $20.96 $43,610 4.4 %
33-9032 Security Guards 290 0.05% $17.65 $19.80 $41,190 5.3 %
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 300 0.05% $8.06 $8.72 $18,140 5.7 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 40 0.01% $12.63 $12.90 $26,820 2.1 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 140 0.02% $7.23 $7.77 $16,170 11.8 %
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 1,050 0.18% $11.68 $13.61 $28,310 4.3 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 60 0.01% $25.62 $24.64 $51,240 4.4 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 980 0.17% $11.43 $13.03 $27,110 4.3 %
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 6,420 1.12% $19.07 $21.23 $44,170 3.5 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 190 0.03% $22.35 $24.23 $50,390 7.0 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 510 0.09% $26.29 $30.13 $62,660 6.5 %
41-2011 Cashiers 640 0.11% $11.53 $11.89 $24,740 4.6 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 250 0.04% $16.62 $16.14 $33,580 2.6 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 470 0.08% $15.41 $15.00 $31,190 4.2 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 50 0.01% $21.58 $22.15 $46,060 5.3 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 910 0.16% $18.11 $20.45 $42,540 4.5 %
41-9041 Telemarketers (7) (7) $13.16 $16.27 $33,830 22.4 %
41-9091 Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers 610 0.11% $8.05 $10.28 $21,380 13.2 %
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 131,240 22.95% $12.62 $13.19 $27,440 0.9 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 4,600 0.80% $19.54 $20.78 $43,220 1.7 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 110 0.02% $12.54 $12.86 $26,740 2.1 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 690 0.12% $14.55 $14.84 $30,860 1.9 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 1,400 0.24% $12.74 $13.05 $27,140 1.8 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,990 0.35% $14.58 $14.81 $30,810 1.8 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 540 0.09% $17.83 $17.96 $37,360 4.3 %
43-4021 Correspondence Clerks 80 0.01% $11.76 $11.95 $24,860 2.7 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 60 0.01% $14.16 $14.70 $30,570 10.1 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 11,320 1.98% $13.40 $14.01 $29,130 1.8 %
43-4071 File Clerks 60 0.01% $12.58 $12.89 $26,800 4.1 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 10,310 1.80% $14.68 $14.71 $30,600 1.4 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 800 0.14% $16.51 $19.24 $40,030 3.2 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 790 0.14% $12.02 $12.94 $26,920 3.6 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents 8,000 1.40% $15.90 $16.29 $33,890 2.0 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 37,490 6.56% $9.20 $9.93 $20,640 2.1 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 6,420 1.12% $16.25 $16.09 $33,470 1.7 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 680 0.12% $17.75 $17.46 $36,320 2.8 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 7,180 1.26% $12.52 $13.30 $27,660 3.6 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 5,230 0.91% $12.07 $13.20 $27,460 4.8 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 210 0.04% $12.34 $12.69 $26,390 2.0 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,960 0.34% $16.52 $17.11 $35,580 2.0 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 2,300 0.40% $13.93 $13.92 $28,960 1.4 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 320 0.06% $16.03 $15.51 $32,260 8.1 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 1,090 0.19% $11.02 $11.48 $23,880 2.6 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 100 0.02% $10.87 $12.26 $25,510 7.4 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 4,980 0.87% $11.70 $11.97 $24,890 2.4 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 8,090 1.41% $12.42 $12.65 $26,320 1.5 %
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 (7) (7) $19.22 $19.85 $41,280 11.7 %
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 14,640 2.56% $25.15 $24.91 $51,810 1.5 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 630 0.11% $30.41 $29.69 $61,750 1.7 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 800 0.14% $21.31 $20.85 $43,380 2.3 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 6,630 1.16% $25.27 $24.54 $51,040 1.5 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 80 0.01% $21.27 $21.26 $44,220 4.2 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,670 0.29% $20.37 $19.69 $40,960 3.9 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 130 0.02% $18.76 $18.74 $38,970 4.8 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 120 0.02% $14.68 $13.57 $28,230 9.3 %
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 150 0.03% $11.61 $13.13 $27,300 7.7 %
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 383,060 66.99% $14.60 $16.18 $33,650 1.1 %
53-1011 Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors 670 0.12% $20.36 $20.33 $42,290 4.8 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 9,650 1.69% $17.10 $18.56 $38,610 1.7 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 13,280 2.32% $25.65 $25.49 $53,020 1.5 %
53-2011 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers 1,030 0.18% (4) (4) $44,710 8.6 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 2,120 0.37% $17.12 $17.13 $35,630 6.7 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 30,000 5.25% $20.50 $20.30 $42,230 1.1 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 169,700 29.68% $17.81 $18.17 $37,800 1.6 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 90 0.02% $23.39 $20.61 $42,870 8.3 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 12,960 2.27% $13.24 $13.74 $28,570 2.1 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 1,520 0.27% $11.46 $13.56 $28,200 2.2 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 113,480 19.85% $11.31 $11.88 $24,720 0.9 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 8,980 1.57% $10.20 $10.62 $22,090 2.0 %

About November 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.

(7) Estimates not released.



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Technical notes

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Last Modified Date: November 24, 2004

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