Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2005 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 518,990 100.00% $15.02 $16.90 $35,160 0.8 %
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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 10,100 1.95% $36.66 $39.47 $82,100 1.2 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 200 0.04% $65.67 $65.06 $135,330 5.4 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 2,320 0.45% $38.15 $41.45 $86,230 2.7 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 70 0.01% $36.30 $39.14 $81,420 8.3 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 210 0.04% $37.83 $44.41 $92,380 5.3 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 290 0.06% $35.56 $37.01 $76,990 4.6 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 120 0.02% $40.54 $41.51 $86,350 3.8 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 190 0.04% $46.09 $48.84 $101,590 4.8 %
11-3041 Compensation and Benefits Managers 130 0.03% $40.21 $41.40 $86,110 7.2 %
11-3042 Training and Development Managers 50 0.01% $39.44 $41.25 $85,790 6.2 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 130 0.03% $42.68 $44.39 $92,340 2.7 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 4,640 0.89% $34.76 $37.07 $77,110 1.6 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 120 0.02% $43.86 $45.52 $94,670 2.6 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 1,540 0.30% $36.84 $37.65 $78,310 2.4 %
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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% $29.06 $29.73 $61,840 1.5 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 170 0.03% $25.82 $26.85 $55,840 4.3 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 340 0.07% $21.06 $22.90 $47,630 1.8 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 340 0.07% $24.93 $25.42 $52,870 3.0 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 820 0.16% $23.32 $23.73 $49,350 3.2 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 430 0.08% $26.77 $27.53 $57,250 2.6 %
13-1081 Logisticians 60 0.01% $20.37 $21.28 $44,260 11.1 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 150 0.03% $28.20 $28.17 $58,590 5.3 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 6,000 1.16% $31.02 $31.92 $66,390 1.6 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 700 0.13% $24.91 $25.79 $53,650 3.2 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 170 0.03% $26.67 $26.67 $55,470 2.9 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 530 0.10% $33.99 $33.32 $69,310 4.2 %
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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 2,550 0.49% $26.87 $26.68 $55,490 2.1 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 310 0.06% $30.30 $29.26 $60,850 3.2 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 260 0.05% $31.39 $31.29 $65,080 1.6 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 110 0.02% $35.07 $34.90 $72,590 3.2 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 700 0.13% $19.23 $20.00 $41,600 3.0 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 430 0.08% $31.18 $31.03 $64,540 1.3 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 120 0.02% $26.53 $27.49 $57,170 5.0 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 280 0.05% $24.14 $25.65 $53,360 2.7 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 140 0.03% $27.24 $27.89 $58,010 2.7 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 70 0.01% $21.63 $22.26 $46,310 2.4 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 110 0.02% $27.51 $27.93 $58,090 3.8 %
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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 2,130 0.41% $32.45 $32.15 $66,880 2.1 %
17-2011 Aerospace Engineers 90 0.02% $37.62 $35.30 $73,420 5.5 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 1,020 0.20% $36.93 $36.12 $75,130 1.3 %
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 290 0.06% $24.94 $25.10 $52,200 4.4 %
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Life, Physical, and Social Science 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)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 230 0.04% $27.13 $27.21 $56,600 3.1 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 190 0.04% $24.65 $26.26 $54,610 4.0 %
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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 190 0.04% $31.93 $36.97 $76,890 10.0 %
23-1011 Lawyers 100 0.02% $51.95 $54.24 $112,820 7.8 %
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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 220 0.04% $25.02 $24.69 $51,350 3.4 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 40 0.01% $24.92 $23.28 $48,410 7.0 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 80 0.02% $25.65 $25.53 $53,100 4.5 %
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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 200 0.04% $26.32 $25.48 $53,000 5.0 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 170 0.03% $27.01 $25.74 $53,530 5.1 %
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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 450 0.09% $17.26 $19.86 $41,320 4.9 %
33-9032 Security Guards 360 0.07% $16.11 $19.12 $39,760 5.6 %
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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 620 0.12% $12.04 $13.94 $28,990 6.3 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 580 0.11% $12.24 $13.90 $28,920 5.9 %
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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) $12.30 $12.29 $25,570 3.6 %
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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 3,860 0.74% $21.65 $22.60 $47,000 3.0 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 50 0.01% $17.98 $17.85 $37,120 4.6 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 350 0.07% $27.84 $30.29 $63,010 5.0 %
41-2011 Cashiers 330 0.06% $9.87 $11.22 $23,330 4.1 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 330 0.06% $14.14 $15.88 $33,020 3.2 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 100 0.02% $9.88 $13.88 $28,870 21.4 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 1,510 0.29% $24.46 $27.14 $56,450 3.5 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 550 0.11% $23.74 $24.06 $50,040 4.2 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 350 0.07% $10.55 $12.30 $25,580 10.4 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other (8) (8) $30.79 $25.97 $54,020 19.7 %
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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 105,380 20.30% $13.70 $14.58 $30,320 0.8 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 3,550 0.68% $20.75 $21.74 $45,210 2.0 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 1,040 0.20% $13.21 $13.65 $28,380 2.9 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 640 0.12% $13.17 $13.58 $28,240 4.8 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,320 0.25% $13.99 $14.53 $30,220 2.4 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 390 0.08% $19.80 $19.75 $41,070 5.9 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 16,370 3.15% $15.39 $15.56 $32,350 1.0 %
43-4071 File Clerks 110 0.02% $11.24 $11.50 $23,920 4.5 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 580 0.11% $12.89 $13.75 $28,600 5.1 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 530 0.10% $16.28 $18.71 $38,920 4.0 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 430 0.08% $13.33 $15.09 $31,380 6.9 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 40 0.01% $13.11 $14.98 $31,170 14.8 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 100 0.02% $14.09 $14.95 $31,090 3.8 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents 7,730 1.49% $16.72 $17.34 $36,070 2.1 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 20,090 3.87% $10.02 $11.05 $22,980 2.5 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 4,620 0.89% $17.83 $17.65 $36,720 1.9 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 1,380 0.27% $18.17 $17.99 $37,410 3.3 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 14,510 2.80% $13.12 $14.46 $30,090 2.9 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 2,910 0.56% $13.65 $14.41 $29,970 4.0 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 320 0.06% $12.48 $13.08 $27,210 3.4 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,730 0.33% $16.88 $17.43 $36,260 2.5 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,780 0.34% $15.24 $15.08 $31,360 1.8 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 90 0.02% $17.84 $18.13 $37,710 5.9 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 1,470 0.28% $11.49 $12.03 $25,010 2.3 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 7,050 1.36% $13.54 $14.15 $29,430 1.7 %
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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 12,290 2.37% $25.50 $26.39 $54,880 2.1 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 660 0.13% $31.03 $30.85 $64,170 3.5 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 100 0.02% $25.31 $25.24 $52,500 3.0 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 4,700 0.91% $35.26 $31.47 $65,460 3.5 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 710 0.14% $23.26 $22.20 $46,180 1.4 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 4,080 0.79% $24.02 $23.11 $48,070 0.9 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 50 0.01% $21.17 $20.79 $43,240 3.5 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,490 0.29% $22.67 $21.20 $44,090 3.9 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 110 0.02% $21.21 $19.98 $41,550 4.1 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 120 0.02% $13.11 $12.92 $26,880 2.8 %
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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 (8) (8) $19.67 $20.14 $41,890 4.5 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 90 0.02% $23.10 $22.92 $47,680 5.4 %
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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 370,450 71.38% $14.65 $16.08 $33,450 0.8 %
53-1011 Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors 570 0.11% $15.43 $18.08 $37,600 13.1 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 9,550 1.84% $17.97 $19.11 $39,750 2.2 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 12,600 2.43% $27.26 $27.66 $57,540 1.1 %
53-2011 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers 450 0.09% (4) (4) (9) (9)
53-2022 Airfield Operations Specialists 80 0.02% $16.92 $19.93 $41,450 7.6 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 26,840 5.17% $21.10 $20.67 $42,990 1.1 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 154,670 29.80% $17.55 $17.65 $36,710 0.8 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 40 0.01% $13.76 $12.11 $25,190 9.5 %
53-3099 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other (8) (8) $12.56 $14.18 $29,490 5.5 %
53-6099 Transportation Workers, All Other 1,280 0.25% $15.64 $17.85 $37,130 6.2 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 14,210 2.74% $13.33 $13.62 $28,330 1.7 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators (8) (8) $13.64 $14.31 $29,770 2.4 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 1,290 0.25% $10.95 $13.83 $28,770 2.7 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 120,940 23.30% $11.31 $11.92 $24,800 0.8 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 9,270 1.79% $10.04 $10.65 $22,160 1.8 %
53-7199 Material Moving Workers, All Other (8) (8) $16.12 $16.26 $33,830 3.4 %

About May 2005 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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