Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2013 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 492000 - Couriers and Messengers is part of: Sectors 48 and 49 - Transportation and Warehousing.

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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 total 528,660 1.0% 100.00% $18.02 $21.15 $43,990 0.9%
11-0000 Management Occupations major 11,050 4.6% 2.09% $44.94 $48.48 $100,830 1.4%
11-1000 Top Executives minor 3,310 5.5% 0.63% $39.89 $47.84 $99,500 3.0%
11-1011 Chief Executives detail 120 25.8% 0.02% $70.89 $80.65 $167,760 13.7%
11-1021 General and Operations Managers detail 3,190 5.5% 0.60% $39.32 $46.58 $96,880 2.9%
11-2000 Advertising, Marketing, Promotions, Public Relations, and Sales Managers minor 1,550 11.3% 0.29% $50.02 $53.38 $111,030 2.0%
11-2020 Marketing and Sales Managers broad 1,540 11.1% 0.29% $50.07 $53.40 $111,080 2.0%
11-2021 Marketing Managers detail 160 30.5% 0.03% $62.33 $62.99 $131,030 4.2%
11-2022 Sales Managers detail 1,390 10.8% 0.26% $48.97 $52.32 $108,830 1.9%
11-3000 Operations Specialties Managers minor 4,810 6.2% 0.91% $45.40 $46.99 $97,740 1.8%
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers detail 280 30.5% 0.05% $42.66 $41.99 $87,340 3.7%
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers detail 100 10.9% 0.02% $57.03 $60.37 $125,570 3.6%
11-3031 Financial Managers detail 300 12.6% 0.06% $52.25 $57.28 $119,150 5.8%
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers detail 3,540 5.7% 0.67% $44.22 $45.37 $94,370 1.7%
11-3121 Human Resources Managers detail 410 10.3% 0.08% $50.47 $52.24 $108,650 3.4%
11-3131 Training and Development Managers detail 110 20.7% 0.02% $50.33 $52.62 $109,450 9.4%
11-9000 Other Management Occupations minor 1,380 5.7% 0.26% $47.10 $49.66 $103,290 2.4%
11-9041 Architectural and Engineering Managers detail 50 11.4% 0.01% $62.42 $64.14 $133,420 4.1%
11-9199 Managers, All Other detail 1,330 5.8% 0.25% $46.22 $49.08 $102,090 2.5%
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations major 7,650 7.2% 1.45% $31.52 $32.91 $68,450 2.3%
13-1000 Business Operations Specialists minor 6,890 7.7% 1.30% $31.61 $32.70 $68,020 2.4%
13-1020 Buyers and Purchasing Agents broad 170 8.8% 0.03% $28.07 $28.61 $59,520 2.8%
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products detail 130 9.5% 0.03% $29.25 $30.12 $62,650 2.5%
13-1041 Compliance Officers detail 80 27.8% 0.02% $27.25 $29.88 $62,150 3.0%
13-1070 Human Resources Workers broad 1,160 5.2% 0.22% $27.46 $28.57 $59,430 1.1%
13-1071 Human Resources Specialists detail 700 5.3% 0.13% $29.41 $29.40 $61,160 1.5%
13-1075 Labor Relations Specialists detail 470 6.4% 0.09% $25.62 $27.32 $56,840 2.0%
13-1081 Logisticians detail 520 28.2% 0.10% $33.61 $35.06 $72,920 6.6%
13-1111 Management Analysts detail 1,190 7.1% 0.23% $34.85 $36.64 $76,210 2.2%
13-1141 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists detail 150 28.8% 0.03% $25.16 $26.67 $55,470 3.2%
13-1151 Training and Development Specialists detail 1,030 8.7% 0.19% $21.65 $26.55 $55,230 8.8%
13-1161 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists detail 880 45.6% 0.17% (8) (8) (8) (8)
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other detail 1,700 8.2% 0.32% $32.56 $33.22 $69,090 2.3%
13-2000 Financial Specialists minor 760 9.3% 0.14% $30.62 $34.80 $72,380 4.9%
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors detail 470 13.4% 0.09% $34.63 $37.71 $78,440 7.1%
13-2050 Financial Analysts and Advisors broad 220 8.5% 0.04% $27.65 $29.26 $60,860 2.3%
13-2051 Financial Analysts detail 220 8.5% 0.04% $27.65 $29.26 $60,860 2.3%
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other detail 60 11.0% 0.01% $31.26 $34.14 $71,010 5.1%
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations major 2,650 7.3% 0.50% $32.36 $34.17 $71,070 2.1%
15-1100 Computer Occupations minor 2,610 7.4% 0.49% $32.32 $34.15 $71,040 2.2%
15-1120 Computer and Information Analysts broad 280 21.7% 0.05% $36.43 $37.62 $78,250 3.2%
15-1121 Computer Systems Analysts detail 260 18.9% 0.05% $36.62 $37.92 $78,870 3.3%
15-1130 Software Developers and Programmers broad (8) (8) (8) $39.73 $40.75 $84,760 1.5%
15-1131 Computer Programmers detail 50 11.7% 0.01% $31.49 $32.82 $68,270 4.2%
15-1132 Software Developers, Applications detail 290 17.2% 0.05% $42.66 $43.38 $90,220 2.0%
15-1133 Software Developers, Systems Software detail 130 13.1% 0.02% $42.70 $43.87 $91,250 3.0%
15-1140 Database and Systems Administrators and Network Architects broad 250 8.2% 0.05% $34.84 $36.02 $74,920 2.9%
15-1142 Network and Computer Systems Administrators detail 150 12.2% 0.03% $36.89 $38.20 $79,450 4.6%
15-1150 Computer Support Specialists broad (8) (8) (8) $26.88 $27.30 $56,790 2.1%
15-1151 Computer User Support Specialists detail 320 15.7% 0.06% $24.60 $26.83 $55,800 6.3%
15-1199 Computer Occupations, All Other detail 680 10.7% 0.13% $33.18 $35.21 $73,250 3.1%
15-2000 Mathematical Science Occupations minor 50 8.7% 0.01% $34.29 $34.89 $72,560 4.4%
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts detail 50 8.7% 0.01% $34.29 $34.89 $72,560 4.4%
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations major 1,050 3.8% 0.20% $37.80 $37.78 $78,580 1.4%
17-2000 Engineers minor (8) (8) (8) $37.63 $37.82 $78,670 1.2%
17-2110 Industrial Engineers, Including Health and Safety broad 830 3.6% 0.16% $36.45 $36.78 $76,490 0.8%
17-2112 Industrial Engineers detail 820 3.6% 0.16% $36.47 $36.78 $76,500 0.8%
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers detail 50 32.4% 0.01% $43.25 $43.18 $89,820 3.1%
23-2000 Legal Support Workers minor (8) (8) (8) $13.22 $15.97 $33,220 7.3%
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations major 90 23.0% 0.02% (8) (8) (8) (8)
27-3000 Media and Communication Workers minor 80 26.3% 0.01% (8) (8) (8) (8)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations major 360 3.6% 0.07% $32.81 $32.80 $68,220 1.6%
29-9000 Other Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations minor 360 3.6% 0.07% $32.81 $32.80 $68,220 1.6%
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians broad 360 3.6% 0.07% $32.81 $32.80 $68,220 1.6%
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists detail 330 3.4% 0.06% $33.36 $33.15 $68,950 1.7%
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations major 1,030 14.3% 0.20% $28.28 $27.57 $57,340 1.9%
33-9000 Other Protective Service Workers minor 1,030 14.4% 0.19% $28.25 $27.54 $57,270 1.9%
33-9021 Private Detectives and Investigators detail 730 20.1% 0.14% $30.88 $30.00 $62,400 1.5%
35-2000 Cooks and Food Preparation Workers minor 110 30.4% 0.02% $9.54 $9.75 $20,290 4.6%
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations major 40 26.3% 0.01% $10.15 $13.32 $27,710 10.5%
37-2000 Building Cleaning and Pest Control Workers minor 40 26.3% 0.01% $10.15 $13.32 $27,710 10.5%
37-2010 Building Cleaning Workers broad 40 26.3% 0.01% $10.15 $13.32 $27,710 10.5%
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners detail 40 26.3% 0.01% $10.15 $13.32 $27,710 10.5%
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations major 6,750 6.6% 1.28% $24.65 $26.57 $55,260 2.2%
41-1010 First-Line Supervisors of Sales Workers broad 290 25.0% 0.06% $29.61 $32.74 $68,090 11.7%
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers detail (8) (8) (8) $16.18 $18.78 $39,060 8.1%
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers detail 170 18.6% 0.03% $36.34 $42.08 $87,520 11.1%
41-2000 Retail Sales Workers minor 1,570 19.3% 0.30% $16.33 $17.33 $36,050 5.3%
41-2020 Counter and Rental Clerks and Parts Salespersons broad 1,350 20.7% 0.26% $16.14 $17.54 $36,480 3.1%
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks detail 1,350 20.7% 0.26% $16.14 $17.54 $36,480 3.1%
41-3000 Sales Representatives, Services minor 4,570 5.2% 0.86% $28.03 $29.66 $61,680 1.8%
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other detail 4,570 5.2% 0.86% $28.03 $29.66 $61,680 1.8%
41-4010 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing broad 200 23.9% 0.04% $19.04 $24.70 $51,380 9.3%
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products detail 200 23.9% 0.04% $19.04 $24.70 $51,380 9.3%
41-9000 Other Sales and Related Workers minor 130 18.3% 0.02% $18.29 $18.40 $38,270 10.1%
41-9090 Miscellaneous Sales and Related Workers broad 110 19.5% 0.02% $20.81 $19.43 $40,420 8.2%
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other detail 90 19.9% 0.02% $23.25 $21.58 $44,890 10.4%
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations major 88,580 1.9% 16.76% $16.36 $17.71 $36,840 0.6%
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers detail 6,670 2.7% 1.26% $28.53 $28.17 $58,590 1.0%
43-2000 Communications Equipment Operators minor 230 44.4% 0.04% $12.02 $12.01 $24,990 4.7%
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service detail 230 44.4% 0.04% $12.02 $12.01 $24,990 4.7%
43-3000 Financial Clerks minor 4,620 4.8% 0.87% $17.06 $17.83 $37,080 1.9%
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks detail 430 17.3% 0.08% $15.25 $16.17 $33,630 3.5%
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks detail 1,340 9.4% 0.25% $19.78 $19.62 $40,810 2.5%
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks detail 230 21.6% 0.04% $22.49 $23.60 $49,080 8.8%
43-3061 Procurement Clerks detail 60 39.7% 0.01% $21.12 $21.39 $44,500 3.0%
43-4000 Information and Record Clerks minor 9,980 3.8% 1.89% $18.13 $18.19 $37,830 0.8%
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives detail 8,900 3.7% 1.68% $18.45 $18.43 $38,330 0.9%
43-4071 File Clerks detail 40 15.9% 0.01% $12.42 $12.60 $26,220 5.1%
43-4151 Order Clerks detail 630 36.5% 0.12% $16.60 $16.38 $34,080 2.6%
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping detail 150 8.8% 0.03% $19.56 $19.30 $40,140 1.9%
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks detail 180 17.9% 0.03% $11.20 $12.28 $25,550 4.6%
43-5000 Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, and Distributing Workers minor 56,510 2.4% 10.69% $15.06 $16.34 $33,990 0.8%
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents detail 6,470 5.4% 1.22% $18.85 $19.57 $40,710 1.3%
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers detail 19,370 5.9% 3.66% $12.68 $13.65 $28,400 2.0%
43-5030 Dispatchers broad 6,660 5.0% 1.26% $18.87 $19.79 $41,170 1.2%
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance detail 6,660 5.0% 1.26% $18.87 $19.79 $41,170 1.2%
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks detail 1,440 8.3% 0.27% $21.59 $21.93 $45,610 1.4%
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks detail 21,690 2.3% 4.10% $14.87 $16.42 $34,150 0.6%
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers detail 870 24.8% 0.16% $11.21 $14.77 $30,720 5.4%
43-6010 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants broad 3,170 5.9% 0.60% $18.64 $18.58 $38,640 1.6%
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants detail 200 21.0% 0.04% $21.78 $25.23 $52,480 8.1%
43-6014 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive detail 2,970 6.2% 0.56% $18.44 $18.14 $37,730 1.5%
43-9000 Other Office and Administrative Support Workers minor 7,410 4.5% 1.40% $16.18 $17.83 $37,090 1.4%
43-9011 Computer Operators detail 70 31.3% 0.01% $22.18 $21.60 $44,920 2.6%
43-9020 Data Entry and Information Processing Workers broad 900 23.1% 0.17% $14.14 $15.54 $32,320 3.2%
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers detail 900 23.1% 0.17% $14.13 $15.53 $32,310 3.3%
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service detail 530 11.6% 0.10% $11.39 $12.35 $25,690 3.3%
43-9061 Office Clerks, General detail 5,040 4.9% 0.95% $15.88 $17.76 $36,950 1.7%
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations major 13,160 5.6% 2.49% $33.10 $33.07 $68,790 1.5%
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers detail 1,330 10.1% 0.25% $35.06 $35.73 $74,310 1.9%
49-2000 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers minor 70 35.7% 0.01% $13.93 $15.93 $33,140 1.8%
49-3000 Vehicle and Mobile Equipment Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers minor 10,820 5.3% 2.05% $33.54 $33.54 $69,770 1.7%
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians detail 4,390 10.8% 0.83% $41.61 $39.57 $82,300 2.1%
49-3020 Automotive Technicians and Repairers broad 1,520 5.2% 0.29% $31.45 $29.24 $60,810 1.3%
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics detail 1,420 4.5% 0.27% $31.64 $29.37 $61,090 1.3%
49-9000 Other Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations minor 930 17.0% 0.18% $25.82 $25.08 $52,170 1.4%
49-9071 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General detail 800 19.4% 0.15% $25.52 $24.58 $51,120 1.6%
51-9000 Other Production Occupations minor (8) (8) (8) $25.93 $24.74 $51,460 8.7%
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations major 395,580 1.2% 74.83% $17.39 $20.24 $42,090 1.1%
53-1000 Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers minor 27,990 1.8% 5.29% $23.53 $25.07 $52,140 0.6%
53-1011 Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors detail (8) (8) (8) $18.81 $22.89 $47,620 4.6%
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators detail 11,560 1.8% 2.19% $28.81 $28.38 $59,030 0.7%
53-2000 Air Transportation Workers minor 3,620 7.1% 0.69% (8) (8) (8) (8)
53-2012 Commercial Pilots detail (8) (8) (8) (4) (4) $72,030 7.1%
53-3000 Motor Vehicle Operators minor 186,290 1.2% 35.24% $25.97 $24.49 $50,940 0.5%
53-3030 Driver/Sales Workers and Truck Drivers broad (8) (8) (8) $25.97 $24.49 $50,950 0.5%
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers detail (8) (8) (8) $10.81 $12.69 $26,390 5.8%
53-3032 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers detail 26,890 3.5% 5.09% $30.27 $27.52 $57,230 0.8%
53-3033 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers detail 157,630 1.3% 29.82% $25.19 $24.11 $50,150 0.5%
53-6000 Other Transportation Workers minor (8) (8) (8) $26.86 $28.55 $59,390 5.7%
53-6051 Transportation Inspectors detail 70 47.5% 0.01% $48.01 $42.62 $88,650 11.4%
53-6099 Transportation Workers, All Other detail 230 46.8% 0.04% $25.01 $24.75 $51,480 3.8%
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators detail 3,040 3.3% 0.57% $16.68 $17.03 $35,430 1.2%
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand detail 1,540 24.3% 0.29% $10.40 $11.22 $23,340 2.2%
53-7199 Material Moving Workers, All Other detail 60 35.6% 0.01% $23.19 $23.13 $48,110 8.5%

About May 2013 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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