Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2010 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 nonmetropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia, in NAICS 492000 - Couriers and Messengers.

Additional information, including the hourly and annual 10th, 25th, 75th, and 90th percentile wages, percent of establishments reporting the occupation, and the employment percent relative standard error, is available in the downloadable XLS files.

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

NAICS 492000 - Couriers and Messengers consists of:

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NAICS 492000 - Couriers and Messengers

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 521,960 100.00% $17.50 $20.06 $41,720 0.8 %
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 9,660 1.85% $43.51 $47.65 $99,120 1.5 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 150 0.03% (5) $88.99 $185,090 7.5 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,900 0.36% $40.08 $49.50 $102,960 3.6 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 100 0.02% $50.35 $53.81 $111,920 4.8 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 690 0.13% $48.26 $53.45 $111,170 2.4 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 190 0.04% $37.56 $39.65 $82,480 4.6 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 60 0.01% $52.13 $53.86 $112,040 5.0 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 300 0.06% $48.62 $54.07 $112,460 5.0 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 30 0.01% (8) (8) (8) (8)
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 2,970 0.57% $41.73 $43.74 $90,980 1.7 %
11-3111 Compensation and Benefits Managers 50 0.01% $47.11 $46.15 $95,980 10.7 %
11-3121 Human Resources Managers 290 0.06% $47.69 $51.89 $107,940 3.3 %
11-3131 Training and Development Managers 170 0.03% $46.30 $47.10 $97,970 3.1 %
11-9041 Architectural and Engineering Managers 210 0.04% $55.23 $56.18 $116,850 2.9 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 2,490 0.48% $43.50 $45.13 $93,870 2.5 %
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 10,700 2.05% $31.11 $31.85 $66,240 1.8 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 150 0.03% $26.92 $28.12 $58,500 3.3 %
13-1078 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other* 1,100 0.21% $27.44 $28.44 $59,160 1.9 %
13-1081 Logisticians 530 0.10% $33.95 $33.93 $70,570 4.8 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 1,120 0.21% $37.83 $38.79 $80,680 2.1 %
13-1141 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 180 0.03% $30.67 $31.04 $64,560 3.8 %
13-1151 Training and Development Specialists 1,000 0.19% $24.61 $25.66 $53,380 2.9 %
13-1161 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists* 190 0.04% $29.92 $33.11 $68,880 3.5 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other* 5,100 0.98% $32.05 $32.17 $66,920 2.9 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 610 0.12% $28.33 $31.91 $66,370 5.6 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 390 0.07% $31.26 $32.07 $66,700 2.4 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 290 0.06% $30.56 $30.98 $64,440 12.7 %
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 2,390 0.46% $28.24 $30.25 $62,930 1.9 %
15-1121 Computer Systems Analysts 130 0.02% $36.23 $37.41 $77,810 4.2 %
15-1131 Computer Programmers 130 0.02% $34.04 $35.10 $73,010 4.6 %
15-1132 Software Developers, Applications 140 0.03% $36.36 $36.51 $75,940 4.4 %
15-1133 Software Developers, Systems Software 160 0.03% $38.04 $37.76 $78,530 6.5 %
15-1141 Database Administrators 50 0.01% $33.83 $34.30 $71,340 7.3 %
15-1142 Network and Computer Systems Administrators* 270 0.05% $33.11 $33.66 $70,010 2.1 %
15-1150 Computer Support Specialists 570 0.11% $20.72 $22.27 $46,320 2.3 %
15-1179 Information Security Analysts, Web Developers, and Computer Network Architects (8) (8) $30.45 $32.22 $67,020 4.3 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 90 0.02% $37.68 $36.78 $76,510 6.5 %
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 2,570 0.49% $38.96 $38.95 $81,010 1.4 %
17-2011 Aerospace Engineers 190 0.04% $44.64 $46.17 $96,020 3.0 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 50 0.01% $42.07 $41.65 $86,620 3.1 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 810 0.16% $41.51 $42.34 $88,060 2.3 %
17-3021 Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians 150 0.03% $41.69 $40.66 $84,560 2.6 %
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 160 0.03% $48.03 $50.07 $104,140 16.3 %
23-1011 Lawyers 110 0.02% $64.07 $65.24 $135,700 14.4 %
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 160 0.03% $24.24 $24.57 $51,110 2.5 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 30 0.01% $24.12 $24.17 $50,270 4.9 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 100 0.02% $25.78 $25.76 $53,580 4.6 %
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 770 0.15% $17.10 $19.72 $41,020 3.0 %
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors of Protective Service Workers, All Other (8) (8) $25.16 $26.78 $55,700 5.2 %
33-9021 Private Detectives and Investigators 160 0.03% $31.61 $30.79 $64,050 1.9 %
33-9032 Security Guards 320 0.06% $11.84 $13.33 $27,730 3.2 %
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 160 0.03% $12.54 $13.70 $28,490 5.5 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 150 0.03% $12.24 $13.30 $27,650 6.1 %
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) $8.99 $9.97 $20,740 9.9 %
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 6,600 1.26% $22.46 $25.14 $52,300 2.2 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 120 0.02% $17.05 $20.98 $43,630 3.5 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers 120 0.02% $33.30 $36.03 $74,950 6.7 %
41-2011 Cashiers (8) (8) $8.45 $9.67 $20,120 5.6 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 1,660 0.32% (8) (8) (8) (8)
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 130 0.02% $10.15 $11.37 $23,650 10.6 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 3,710 0.71% $25.19 $28.56 $59,400 2.6 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 650 0.12% $25.06 $28.89 $60,080 7.0 %
41-9799 Sales and Related Workers, All Other* 110 0.02% $30.99 $28.17 $58,600 13.4 %
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 122,470 23.46% $14.84 $16.64 $34,600 0.5 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 11,200 2.15% $25.27 $26.78 $55,710 1.0 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks 520 0.10% $15.33 $15.47 $32,190 2.4 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,600 0.31% $16.85 $17.07 $35,500 2.0 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 500 0.10% $20.04 $20.18 $41,980 4.3 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 8,040 1.54% $18.26 $17.99 $37,410 1.0 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 510 0.10% $14.65 $15.27 $31,750 3.6 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 210 0.04% $18.20 $18.84 $39,180 2.6 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 190 0.04% $12.65 $12.73 $26,480 3.2 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 60 0.01% $18.82 $18.68 $38,850 3.9 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents 7,100 1.36% $17.64 $18.15 $37,750 0.9 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 22,110 4.24% $10.79 $12.27 $25,520 1.8 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 6,070 1.16% $18.26 $19.09 $39,700 2.7 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 1,480 0.28% $20.08 $20.30 $42,210 1.5 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 46,150 8.84% $13.74 $15.34 $31,910 0.5 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 620 0.12% $18.60 $18.36 $38,190 4.7 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 60 0.01% $13.21 $13.71 $28,510 4.0 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 520 0.10% $21.50 $22.45 $46,690 2.8 %
43-6014 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 990 0.19% $15.14 $15.42 $32,070 1.9 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 50 0.01% $22.01 $22.17 $46,110 2.8 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 460 0.09% $12.13 $12.96 $26,950 2.7 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 520 0.10% $11.68 $12.59 $26,190 3.9 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 5,780 1.11% $15.07 $16.65 $34,630 1.3 %
43-9799 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other* 4,400 0.84% $17.94 $18.27 $38,010 1.4 %
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 13,560 2.60% $31.54 $31.24 $64,990 1.4 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 1,090 0.21% $33.77 $34.82 $72,430 2.2 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 4,530 0.87% $40.08 $37.68 $78,380 1.7 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 100 0.02% $30.04 $29.16 $60,660 3.9 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 1,460 0.28% $29.76 $28.61 $59,510 1.8 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 4,670 0.89% $29.39 $27.34 $56,880 1.2 %
49-9071 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,280 0.25% $26.27 $24.53 $51,020 5.1 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 70 0.01% $20.60 $17.96 $37,360 7.1 %
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 50 0.01% $14.89 $16.69 $34,710 8.3 %
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 351,930 67.42% $17.34 $19.39 $40,330 1.1 %
53-1011 Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors 2,490 0.48% $24.66 $25.19 $52,380 3.8 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 9,550 1.83% $29.92 $29.37 $61,080 0.8 %
53-2012 Commercial Pilots 340 0.07% (4) (4) $61,240 10.4 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 1,060 0.20% $12.38 $13.65 $28,390 6.1 %
53-3032 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 28,420 5.44% $26.84 $25.45 $52,930 0.8 %
53-3033 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 146,290 28.03% $23.73 $22.87 $47,570 0.5 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs (8) (8) $8.98 $9.53 $19,820 5.8 %
53-3099 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other (8) (8) $11.27 $14.18 $29,490 13.9 %
53-6099 Transportation Workers, All Other 620 0.12% $19.45 $19.64 $40,860 3.0 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 3,740 0.72% $15.45 $15.91 $33,100 1.7 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 127,900 24.50% $11.48 $12.36 $25,700 0.4 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 50 0.01% $13.19 $13.54 $28,160 4.4 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 1,600 0.31% $12.17 $13.06 $27,170 4.5 %

About May 2010 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.

(5) This wage is equal to or greater than $80.00 per hour or $166,400 per year.

(8) Estimate not released.




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Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011

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