Occupational Employment Statistics

November 2003 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.

These and other data elements, including the 10th, 25th, 75th, and 90th percentile wages are available in the downloadable Excel files (XLS).

NAICS Industry 492100 - Couriers is part of: NAICS 492000 - Couriers and Messengers.

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NAICS 492100 - Couriers

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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 522,880 100.00% $15.01 $17.05 $35,460 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 13,420 2.57% $32.86 $36.26 $75,420 2.0 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 410 0.08% (5) $73.29 $152,450 9.1 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 2,530 0.48% $36.74 $40.66 $84,580 2.3 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 190 0.04% $34.29 $40.76 $84,780 9.2 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 520 0.10% $36.49 $39.59 $82,360 4.5 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 370 0.07% $30.04 $32.87 $68,360 4.4 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 190 0.04% $43.57 $45.69 $95,040 3.4 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 290 0.06% $40.79 $41.95 $87,250 2.7 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 6,020 1.15% $30.12 $31.98 $66,510 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 (7) (7) $20.92 $21.76 $45,260 4.3 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 440 0.08% $19.74 $21.49 $44,700 2.4 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 350 0.07% $23.99 $24.34 $50,630 1.7 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 630 0.12% $26.96 $26.51 $55,150 1.5 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 760 0.15% $24.94 $27.61 $57,430 4.7 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 40 0.01% $25.43 $26.90 $55,960 5.1 %
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 4,020 0.77% $26.83 $27.38 $56,950 1.6 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 600 0.11% $34.88 $34.42 $71,600 1.4 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software (7) (7) $34.60 $34.93 $72,650 4.8 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists (7) (7) $20.17 $20.53 $42,700 1.9 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts (7) (7) $30.90 $30.55 $63,540 1.7 %
15-1061 Database Administrators (7) (7) $33.74 $33.26 $69,180 3.5 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 320 0.06% $25.06 $26.50 $55,130 3.3 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 280 0.05% $27.13 $27.38 $56,960 1.6 %
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 (7) (7) $30.19 $29.36 $61,060 2.0 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers (7) (7) $29.91 $30.05 $62,510 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 (7) (7) $20.21 $20.98 $43,650 4.4 %
33-9032 Security Guards (7) (7) $17.81 $19.83 $41,240 5.3 %
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 960 0.18% $12.00 $13.86 $28,840 4.8 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 890 0.17% $11.76 $13.31 $27,680 4.7 %
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 4,880 0.93% $20.39 $22.24 $46,250 3.4 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 130 0.02% $21.09 $23.53 $48,940 5.4 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 370 0.07% $25.93 $29.14 $60,610 7.1 %
41-2011 Cashiers 590 0.11% $11.96 $12.21 $25,410 5.1 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 230 0.04% $17.36 $16.84 $35,040 2.3 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 430 0.08% $15.55 $15.10 $31,400 4.3 %
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 850 0.16% $17.83 $20.07 $41,750 4.9 %
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 108,410 20.73% $12.99 $13.58 $28,260 0.9 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 3,380 0.65% $20.35 $21.43 $44,580 2.1 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service (7) (7) $13.21 $14.04 $29,200 3.5 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 550 0.11% $14.79 $15.00 $31,210 2.1 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 1,150 0.22% $13.11 $13.46 $27,990 1.8 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,410 0.27% $14.61 $14.98 $31,160 2.1 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 480 0.09% $18.10 $18.24 $37,930 4.6 %
43-4021 Correspondence Clerks 80 0.02% $11.76 $11.95 $24,860 2.7 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 10,020 1.92% $13.79 $14.33 $29,800 1.9 %
43-4071 File Clerks (7) (7) $12.80 $13.14 $27,330 4.4 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 9,230 1.77% $15.12 $15.17 $31,550 1.2 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping (7) (7) $16.61 $19.68 $40,940 3.5 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 420 0.08% $13.10 $13.51 $28,090 2.4 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents 7,930 1.52% $15.89 $16.29 $33,880 2.0 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 23,910 4.57% $9.34 $9.92 $20,630 2.6 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 4,580 0.88% $17.31 $16.58 $34,480 2.0 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 640 0.12% $17.81 $17.40 $36,200 3.0 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 7,090 1.36% $12.56 $13.35 $27,760 3.7 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 5,070 0.97% $12.12 $13.24 $27,540 5.0 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 210 0.04% $12.33 $12.70 $26,410 2.1 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,750 0.33% $16.65 $17.18 $35,730 2.1 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 2,010 0.38% $14.48 $14.51 $30,190 1.2 %
43-9011 Computer Operators (7) (7) $16.13 $15.57 $32,380 8.5 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 800 0.15% $11.42 $11.80 $24,550 3.2 %
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 4,890 0.94% $11.75 $12.00 $24,950 2.4 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 7,200 1.38% $12.74 $12.95 $26,950 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) $20.35 $20.70 $43,060 14.6 %
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 14,290 2.73% $25.27 $25.09 $52,190 1.5 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 610 0.12% $30.43 $29.66 $61,690 1.7 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 720 0.14% $21.80 $21.30 $44,290 2.4 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 6,520 1.25% $25.31 $24.62 $51,220 1.5 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 80 0.02% $21.21 $21.00 $43,690 3.9 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,640 0.31% $20.46 $19.79 $41,160 4.0 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 130 0.02% $18.76 $18.74 $38,970 4.8 %
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 (7) (7) $12.01 $13.56 $28,210 8.9 %
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 361,480 69.13% $14.78 $16.35 $34,010 1.1 %
53-1011 Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors (7) (7) $20.33 $20.32 $42,260 4.8 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand (7) (7) $17.04 $18.54 $38,560 1.8 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 12,430 2.38% $25.99 $25.80 $53,670 1.6 %
53-2011 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers 1,030 0.20% (4) (4) $44,710 8.6 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 27,000 5.16% $20.76 $20.52 $42,680 1.1 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 155,720 29.78% $18.45 $18.71 $38,910 1.7 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 12,600 2.41% $13.22 $13.69 $28,480 2.1 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment (7) (7) $11.45 $13.56 $28,200 2.2 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 112,080 21.44% $11.33 $11.91 $24,780 0.9 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 8,660 1.66% $10.23 $10.68 $22,220 2.1 %

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.

(5) This median wage is equal to or greater than $70.00 per hour or $145,600 per year.

(7) Estimates not released.



Other OES estimates and related information:

November 2003 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates (cross-industry estimates)

November 2003 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates (cross-industry estimates)

November 2003 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates (cross-industry estimates)

November 2003 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 24, 2004

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