Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2011 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

Occupation code Occupation title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Group Employment Employment RSE Percent of total employment Median hourly wage Mean hourly wage Annual mean wage Mean wage RSE
00-0000 All Occupations major 522,990 0.9% 100.00% $18.22 $20.96 $43,590 0.8%
11-0000 Management Occupations major 9,760 2.7% 1.87% $43.74 $47.84 $99,520 1.4%
11-1011 Chief Executives 150 21.3% 0.03% $80.94 $85.87 $178,610 14.7%
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 2,160 6.3% 0.41% $38.43 $47.67 $99,160 4.0%
11-2021 Marketing Managers 120 11.0% 0.02% $53.61 $57.58 $119,770 5.0%
11-2022 Sales Managers 720 4.9% 0.14% $46.04 $52.46 $109,120 2.4%
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 220 25.5% 0.04% $38.46 $38.64 $80,380 3.0%
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 70 13.1% 0.01% $53.78 $55.48 $115,400 5.6%
11-3031 Financial Managers 270 8.1% 0.05% $51.65 $55.57 $115,600 3.1%
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 3,020 5.3% 0.58% $42.10 $43.78 $91,050 1.7%
11-3111 Compensation and Benefits Managers 40 10.9% 0.01% $48.28 $49.40 $102,740 8.0%
11-3121 Human Resources Managers 330 4.9% 0.06% $46.84 $50.84 $105,750 3.5%
11-3131 Training and Development Managers 150 6.3% 0.03% $46.48 $47.55 $98,900 3.4%
11-9041 Architectural and Engineering Managers 140 5.0% 0.03% $59.11 $58.86 $122,420 3.0%
11-9199 Managers, All Other 2,300 3.4% 0.44% $46.05 $47.41 $98,620 1.8%
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations major 10,040 3.3% 1.92% $31.45 $32.51 $67,620 1.4%
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 160 20.8% 0.03% $27.55 $28.48 $59,230 2.6%
13-1078 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other* 1,240 4.4% 0.24% $27.48 $28.91 $60,130 1.7%
13-1081 Logisticians 600 18.4% 0.12% $30.83 $31.27 $65,040 5.4%
13-1111 Management Analysts 1,690 6.7% 0.32% $35.78 $37.12 $77,210 2.7%
13-1141 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 100 12.6% 0.02% $29.77 $30.82 $64,110 4.0%
13-1151 Training and Development Specialists 1,040 6.2% 0.20% $23.56 $25.23 $52,490 3.1%
13-1161 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists* 280 7.9% 0.05% $30.46 $31.94 $66,430 3.0%
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other* 3,800 4.4% 0.73% $33.14 $33.54 $69,750 1.9%
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 570 10.8% 0.11% $29.84 $35.06 $72,920 7.8%
13-2051 Financial Analysts 320 8.1% 0.06% $30.61 $32.31 $67,200 2.2%
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 200 4.6% 0.04% $35.49 $36.43 $75,770 4.3%
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations major 2,820 7.3% 0.54% $29.63 $32.03 $66,620 1.9%
15-1121 Computer Systems Analysts 140 9.5% 0.03% $37.92 $38.61 $80,320 3.9%
15-1131 Computer Programmers 110 10.7% 0.02% $34.07 $35.23 $73,270 2.7%
15-1132 Software Developers, Applications 220 26.9% 0.04% $39.24 $39.52 $82,210 2.3%
15-1133 Software Developers, Systems Software 210 33.2% 0.04% $40.17 $40.13 $83,480 3.3%
15-1141 Database Administrators 40 15.6% 0.01% (8) (8) (8) (8)
15-1142 Network and Computer Systems Administrators* 260 10.1% 0.05% $34.07 $34.76 $72,300 2.4%
15-1150 Computer Support Specialists 620 17.3% 0.12% $21.59 $22.80 $47,430 2.9%
15-1179 Information Security Analysts, Web Developers, and Computer Network Architects 100 8.8% 0.02% $32.51 $34.41 $71,570 3.7%
15-1799 Computer Occupations, All Other* 1,010 5.9% 0.19% $28.12 $31.49 $65,490 2.3%
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 100 6.6% 0.02% (8) (8) (8) (8)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations major 2,010 6.6% 0.38% $39.58 $39.27 $81,690 1.2%
17-2011 Aerospace Engineers 180 23.0% 0.04% $45.54 $47.13 $98,030 3.3%
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 880 3.8% 0.17% $35.81 $35.99 $74,870 1.7%
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 540 17.1% 0.10% $40.94 $41.09 $85,470 1.7%
17-3021 Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians 150 19.0% 0.03% $41.54 $40.70 $84,660 2.6%
23-0000 Legal Occupations major 130 26.7% 0.02% $17.70 $41.88 $87,120 24.5%
23-1011 Lawyers 50 18.3% 0.01% (8) (8) (8) (8)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations major 160 28.3% 0.03% $26.43 $27.95 $58,150 9.8%
27-3042 Technical Writers 80 27.9% 0.02% $25.80 $25.83 $53,720 3.3%
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations major 780 5.0% 0.15% $18.52 $20.68 $43,020 2.7%
33-9021 Private Detectives and Investigators 190 6.7% 0.04% $30.65 $29.79 $61,960 1.7%
33-9032 Security Guards 240 11.5% 0.04% $11.55 $13.78 $28,650 4.9%
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other * (8) (8) (8) $18.21 $20.08 $41,770 3.8%
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations major 60 32.0% 0.01% $9.19 $9.25 $19,230 2.6%
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations major 110 28.1% 0.02% $12.65 $13.77 $28,640 6.9%
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 110 27.9% 0.02% $12.56 $13.67 $28,430 7.5%
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations major (8) (8) (8) $9.11 $10.59 $22,020 7.3%
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations major 6,920 9.5% 1.32% $21.95 $24.64 $51,250 1.9%
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 120 16.3% 0.02% $17.45 $20.38 $42,390 4.3%
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers 120 14.6% 0.02% $34.65 $35.66 $74,180 3.2%
41-2011 Cashiers 40 23.0% 0.01% $10.28 $11.53 $23,970 5.5%
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 1,750 34.5% 0.33% $16.61 $17.61 $36,620 2.2%
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 4,160 4.8% 0.80% $24.96 $27.84 $57,910 2.3%
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 380 14.9% 0.07% $25.23 $28.04 $58,320 3.8%
41-9799 Sales and Related Workers, All Other* 120 24.2% 0.02% $20.56 $21.05 $43,770 7.0%
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations major 120,880 1.5% 23.11% $15.14 $16.96 $35,280 0.5%
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 11,520 1.7% 2.20% $26.93 $27.87 $57,960 0.9%
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service (8) (8) (8) $12.83 $13.42 $27,920 7.5%
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks 510 14.5% 0.10% $16.86 $16.95 $35,260 2.2%
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,780 8.6% 0.34% $18.22 $18.33 $38,120 1.8%
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 360 16.8% 0.07% $19.48 $19.17 $39,870 2.0%
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 50 39.6% 0.01% $20.55 $20.72 $43,090 4.5%
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 8,230 3.2% 1.57% $18.26 $17.86 $37,140 0.8%
43-4151 Order Clerks 510 24.4% 0.10% $15.76 $15.99 $33,250 2.9%
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 230 8.1% 0.04% $19.24 $19.53 $40,630 1.8%
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 200 25.9% 0.04% $11.39 $12.06 $25,080 3.5%
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 40 14.0% 0.01% $17.24 $17.20 $35,780 6.3%
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents 7,290 4.2% 1.39% $18.12 $18.69 $38,880 0.9%
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 22,320 5.5% 4.27% $11.31 $12.77 $26,560 2.0%
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 6,430 7.1% 1.23% $18.27 $19.21 $39,950 2.5%
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 1,560 5.0% 0.30% $20.28 $20.69 $43,030 1.3%
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 43,940 1.4% 8.40% $13.88 $15.22 $31,650 0.5%
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 600 19.9% 0.11% $20.00 $20.27 $42,150 4.4%
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 50 25.7% 0.01% $13.43 $13.74 $28,580 3.9%
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 340 19.1% 0.07% $22.53 $24.35 $50,640 3.9%
43-6014 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,100 8.1% 0.21% $16.24 $16.35 $34,020 2.0%
43-9011 Computer Operators 80 22.9% 0.02% $21.25 $21.26 $44,220 3.1%
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 380 30.2% 0.07% $11.78 $12.87 $26,770 2.9%
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 540 34.2% 0.10% $11.64 $12.11 $25,190 4.5%
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 6,180 4.1% 1.18% $16.15 $17.30 $35,970 1.2%
43-9799 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other* 3,490 4.3% 0.67% $18.24 $18.57 $38,620 1.7%
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations major 13,680 4.9% 2.62% $32.78 $31.82 $66,190 1.2%
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 1,200 8.1% 0.23% $34.17 $34.86 $72,510 1.9%
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 90 3.6% 0.02% (8) (8) (8) (8)
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 4,960 11.4% 0.95% $39.22 $36.75 $76,440 1.8%
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 70 7.4% 0.01% $32.89 $31.92 $66,400 2.2%
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 1,430 3.3% 0.27% $30.19 $28.69 $59,670 1.4%
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 4,320 3.8% 0.83% (8) (8) (8) (8)
49-9071 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,310 3.8% 0.25% $26.86 $25.47 $52,990 4.7%
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations major 354,550 1.1% 67.79% $18.32 $20.56 $42,770 1.0%
53-1011 Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors 2,580 8.1% 0.49% $23.37 $24.02 $49,960 4.2%
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 10,370 1.7% 1.98% $29.79 $28.94 $60,180 0.7%
53-2012 Commercial Pilots 250 39.1% 0.05% (4) (4) $62,190 9.8%
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 940 18.1% 0.18% $11.91 $13.63 $28,340 6.9%
53-3032 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 27,330 2.6% 5.23% $29.40 $26.93 $56,010 0.8%
53-3033 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 155,320 1.2% 29.70% $25.01 $23.90 $49,710 0.5%
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs (8) (8) (8) $9.21 $9.97 $20,740 6.0%
53-6099 Transportation Workers, All Other 360 6.8% 0.07% $20.45 $20.13 $41,870 2.3%
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 3,850 5.6% 0.74% $15.64 $16.07 $33,430 1.7%
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 120,420 1.4% 23.02% $12.31 $13.05 $27,140 0.4%
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 50 33.4% 0.01% $13.33 $13.60 $28,280 4.4%
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 760 12.2% 0.15% $11.05 $13.85 $28,800 7.7%

About May 2011 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) Estimate not released.




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Last Modified Date: March 27, 2012

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