Occupational Employment Statistics

November 2004 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

All Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
00-0000 All Occupations 517,960 100.00% $14.91 $16.82 $34,980 0.9 %
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Management Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 11,900 2.30% $34.33 $37.43 $77,850 1.2 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 230 0.04% $63.46 $66.45 $138,210 4.2 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 2,480 0.48% $36.99 $40.29 $83,800 2.4 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 170 0.03% $36.36 $44.07 $91,660 14.5 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 310 0.06% $39.85 $43.69 $90,860 4.8 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 390 0.08% $29.42 $32.07 $66,710 4.7 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 240 0.05% $45.30 $48.24 $100,340 3.9 %
11-3041 Compensation and Benefits Managers 130 0.03% $38.24 $38.93 $80,970 6.1 %
11-3042 Training and Development Managers 70 0.01% $37.86 $37.90 $78,830 4.3 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 140 0.03% $40.89 $42.13 $87,640 2.8 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 5,190 1.00% $31.86 $33.83 $70,370 1.4 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 120 0.02% $42.92 $44.73 $93,050 2.9 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 30 0.01% $36.35 $37.49 $77,990 19.2 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 1,870 0.36% $32.83 $33.70 $70,090 2.6 %
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Business and Financial Operations Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 9,840 1.90% $27.91 $28.77 $59,840 2.4 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 180 0.03% $25.79 $26.85 $55,850 3.8 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 50 0.01% $22.92 $22.56 $46,930 4.7 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 370 0.07% $19.50 $21.70 $45,140 2.0 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 350 0.07% $25.09 $25.51 $53,060 2.6 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 920 0.18% $23.93 $23.67 $49,240 3.1 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 330 0.06% $24.90 $25.60 $53,250 2.8 %
13-1081 Logisticians 60 0.01% $15.35 $18.39 $38,260 8.5 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 5,180 1.00% $29.83 $30.74 $63,930 2.0 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 900 0.17% $25.58 $26.34 $54,790 2.3 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 40 0.01% $27.18 $27.81 $57,850 4.2 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 150 0.03% $25.74 $25.73 $53,530 3.8 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 660 0.13% $31.96 $31.58 $65,690 4.9 %
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Computer and Mathematical Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 4,020 0.78% $28.17 $28.09 $58,420 2.1 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 580 0.11% $33.63 $34.08 $70,880 2.0 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 120 0.02% $34.65 $34.86 $72,510 4.1 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 830 0.16% $18.98 $19.63 $40,820 2.5 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 660 0.13% $31.32 $31.14 $64,770 1.9 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 230 0.04% $33.15 $33.30 $69,250 5.3 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 350 0.07% $24.06 $26.04 $54,160 3.0 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 240 0.05% $28.04 $28.15 $58,550 1.6 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 90 0.02% $21.59 $22.22 $46,210 2.3 %
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Architecture and Engineering Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 2,270 0.44% $31.66 $31.32 $65,140 2.0 %
17-2011 Aerospace Engineers 90 0.02% $36.76 $34.22 $71,170 8.0 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 1,030 0.20% $35.50 $35.01 $72,820 1.6 %
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 330 0.06% $25.70 $25.75 $53,560 5.3 %
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Legal Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
23-0000 Legal Occupations 180 0.03% $31.05 $35.72 $74,290 11.0 %
23-1011 Lawyers 90 0.02% $49.91 $52.27 $108,730 9.5 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 90 0.02% $18.66 $18.70 $38,890 15.7 %
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Education, Training, and Library Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 30 0.01% $20.11 $21.05 $43,780 11.0 %
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Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 250 0.05% $24.59 $24.01 $49,930 3.6 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 50 0.01% $24.58 $23.49 $48,860 4.8 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 90 0.02% $24.71 $24.55 $51,070 4.3 %
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Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 220 0.04% $28.42 $26.19 $54,470 5.2 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 190 0.04% $29.36 $26.60 $55,340 5.4 %
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Protective Service Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 430 0.08% $16.53 $19.11 $39,740 5.2 %
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other 50 0.01% $24.78 $26.57 $55,260 5.1 %
33-9032 Security Guards 330 0.06% $14.37 $18.03 $37,510 6.0 %
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Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 590 0.11% $12.18 $13.98 $29,070 5.1 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 560 0.11% $12.44 $14.11 $29,350 4.5 %
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Personal Care and Service Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations (8) (8) $12.32 $12.47 $25,930 4.4 %
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Sales and Related Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 4,500 0.87% $20.10 $21.91 $45,560 2.8 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 360 0.07% $26.64 $29.12 $60,560 5.7 %
41-2011 Cashiers 400 0.08% $12.14 $13.08 $27,200 4.4 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 290 0.06% $13.63 $15.48 $32,190 3.2 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 270 0.05% $13.98 $14.28 $29,710 6.2 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 1,380 0.27% $23.03 $26.33 $54,770 3.9 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,070 0.21% $18.22 $20.64 $42,940 5.6 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 230 0.04% $13.95 $14.65 $30,480 5.4 %
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Office and Administrative Support Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 106,590 20.58% $13.34 $14.19 $29,520 0.8 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 3,580 0.69% $20.59 $21.32 $44,360 2.1 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 40 0.01% $13.46 $14.33 $29,810 5.6 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 950 0.18% $13.55 $13.95 $29,010 2.9 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 690 0.13% $14.34 $14.83 $30,850 1.8 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,330 0.26% $14.02 $14.53 $30,220 2.4 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 500 0.10% $18.64 $18.60 $38,680 5.6 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 13,900 2.68% $14.71 $15.04 $31,280 1.1 %
43-4071 File Clerks 120 0.02% $11.42 $11.57 $24,060 4.9 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 4,110 0.79% $15.02 $15.16 $31,530 1.2 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 550 0.11% $17.18 $19.49 $40,550 3.5 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 500 0.10% $13.03 $14.80 $30,780 6.7 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 50 0.01% $12.77 $14.29 $29,720 18.6 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents 7,350 1.42% $16.55 $16.96 $35,270 1.9 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 20,940 4.04% $9.86 $10.74 $22,330 2.7 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 4,960 0.96% $16.95 $16.69 $34,720 1.8 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 1,210 0.23% $17.58 $17.60 $36,600 3.9 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 12,000 2.32% $12.85 $14.10 $29,330 3.3 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 2,990 0.58% $13.48 $14.28 $29,710 4.5 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 290 0.06% $12.33 $12.47 $25,940 3.6 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,850 0.36% $16.44 $16.76 $34,870 2.4 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,840 0.36% $14.17 $14.47 $30,090 1.6 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 110 0.02% $17.23 $17.99 $37,420 5.3 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 1,300 0.25% $11.52 $11.85 $24,640 2.6 %
43-9031 Desktop Publishers (8) (8) $13.97 $15.40 $32,030 7.9 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 7,580 1.46% $13.24 $13.77 $28,630 1.7 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 40 0.01% $12.73 $12.95 $26,930 3.0 %
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Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 12,390 2.39% $24.69 $24.98 $51,950 2.0 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 640 0.12% $30.03 $29.13 $60,580 3.6 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 100 0.02% $24.82 $24.59 $51,150 2.9 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 3,540 0.68% $30.82 $29.17 $60,670 4.4 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 680 0.13% $22.61 $21.60 $44,920 1.4 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 5,360 1.03% $24.51 $23.94 $49,790 1.6 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 50 0.01% $21.55 $21.04 $43,750 3.1 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,410 0.27% $21.61 $20.36 $42,350 4.1 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 110 0.02% $20.74 $19.59 $40,740 3.9 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 110 0.02% $12.92 $12.73 $26,480 2.9 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 130 0.03% $14.61 $17.07 $35,510 8.6 %
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Production Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 210 0.04% $19.27 $19.33 $40,210 5.0 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 80 0.02% $22.44 $22.17 $46,120 5.9 %
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Transportation and Material Moving Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 363,760 70.23% $14.50 $15.95 $33,170 0.8 %
53-1011 Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors 720 0.14% $14.72 $17.47 $36,340 11.8 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 9,640 1.86% $16.87 $18.02 $37,480 2.1 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 12,650 2.44% $26.11 $26.09 $54,260 1.1 %
53-2011 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers 750 0.14% (4) (4) (9) (9)
53-2022 Airfield Operations Specialists 150 0.03% $16.33 $18.10 $37,650 4.3 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 25,860 4.99% $21.29 $20.66 $42,980 1.0 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 152,250 29.39% $17.40 $17.51 $36,410 0.9 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs (8) (8) $14.76 $14.41 $29,970 9.4 %
53-6099 Transportation Workers, All Other 1,320 0.25% $14.29 $16.21 $33,710 5.5 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 12,690 2.45% $13.00 $13.39 $27,860 1.8 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 9,860 1.90% $13.40 $14.09 $29,320 2.6 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 1,290 0.25% $10.77 $13.20 $27,460 2.4 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 118,340 22.85% $11.42 $12.03 $25,030 0.8 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 9,860 1.90% $10.50 $11.43 $23,770 5.7 %
53-7199 Material Moving Workers, All Other (8) (8) $14.87 $14.84 $30,870 2.4 %

About November 2004 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

(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) Wages for some occupations that do not generally work year-round, full time, are reported either as hourly wages or annual salaries depending on how they are typically paid.

(8) Estimates not released.

(9) Wage data for this occupation were removed because of reporting errors.




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