Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

NAICS 492100 - Couriers and Express Delivery Services


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 492100 - Couriers and Express Delivery Services.

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NAICS 492100 - Couriers and Express Delivery Services is part of: NAICS 492000 - Couriers and Messengers.

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NAICS 492100 - Couriers and Express Delivery Services

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 477,940 1.1% 100.00% $18.54 $21.58 $44,890 1.0%
11-0000 Management Occupations major 8,970 5.3% 1.88% $46.56 $49.48 $102,920 1.4%
11-1000 Top Executives minor 1,790 6.3% 0.38% $43.06 $49.08 $102,080 3.6%
11-1011 Chief Executives detail 100 31.8% 0.02% $74.47 $84.52 $175,790 15.9%
11-1021 General and Operations Managers detail 1,700 5.9% 0.35% $42.28 $47.04 $97,850 3.1%
11-2000 Advertising, Marketing, Promotions, Public Relations, and Sales Managers minor 1,510 11.6% 0.32% $49.89 $52.83 $109,890 2.0%
11-2020 Marketing and Sales Managers broad 1,500 11.4% 0.31% $49.94 $52.85 $109,940 2.0%
11-2021 Marketing Managers detail 150 31.5% 0.03% $62.94 $64.18 $133,490 3.0%
11-2022 Sales Managers detail 1,350 11.1% 0.28% $48.76 $51.60 $107,320 1.9%
11-3000 Operations Specialties Managers minor 4,300 6.4% 0.90% $46.40 $48.37 $100,610 1.6%
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers detail 210 40.8% 0.04% $43.33 $42.83 $89,080 4.8%
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers detail 90 12.1% 0.02% $57.79 $61.96 $128,880 3.8%
11-3031 Financial Managers detail 280 13.5% 0.06% $53.21 $58.31 $121,290 6.2%
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers detail 3,180 5.3% 0.66% $45.04 $46.78 $97,310 1.3%
11-3121 Human Resources Managers detail 390 10.7% 0.08% $51.15 $53.07 $110,390 3.5%
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 1,370 5.7% 0.29% $47.33 $49.80 $103,590 2.5%
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 1,320 5.8% 0.28% $46.45 $49.23 $102,390 2.5%
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations major 7,230 7.5% 1.51% $31.68 $33.10 $68,850 2.3%
13-1000 Business Operations Specialists minor 6,650 8.0% 1.39% $31.85 $32.94 $68,520 2.5%
13-1020 Buyers and Purchasing Agents broad 120 7.9% 0.03% $30.12 $31.47 $65,450 2.7%
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products detail 120 7.9% 0.03% $30.12 $31.47 $65,450 2.7%
13-1041 Compliance Officers detail (8) (8) (8) $28.23 $30.63 $63,710 2.8%
13-1070 Human Resources Workers broad 1,100 5.5% 0.23% $27.56 $28.67 $59,640 1.1%
13-1071 Human Resources Specialists detail 640 5.7% 0.13% $29.66 $29.64 $61,660 1.6%
13-1075 Labor Relations Specialists detail 460 6.4% 0.10% $25.59 $27.33 $56,850 2.0%
13-1081 Logisticians detail 520 28.6% 0.11% $33.64 $35.11 $73,030 6.6%
13-1111 Management Analysts detail 1,190 7.1% 0.25% $34.85 $36.64 $76,220 2.2%
13-1141 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists detail 130 32.0% 0.03% $24.78 $26.52 $55,160 3.4%
13-1151 Training and Development Specialists detail (8) (8) (8) $21.63 $26.62 $55,380 8.9%
13-1161 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists detail 880 46.0% 0.18% (8) (8) (8) (8)
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other detail 1,620 8.4% 0.34% $32.66 $33.37 $69,400 2.3%
13-2000 Financial Specialists minor 580 9.2% 0.12% $29.81 $34.90 $72,590 6.1%
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors detail 290 14.9% 0.06% $33.95 $39.70 $82,580 10.5%
13-2050 Financial Analysts and Advisors broad 220 8.5% 0.05% $27.65 $29.26 $60,860 2.3%
13-2051 Financial Analysts detail 220 8.5% 0.05% $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 2,530 7.6% 0.53% $32.51 $34.35 $71,440 2.2%
15-1100 Computer Occupations minor 2,490 7.7% 0.52% $32.47 $34.34 $71,420 2.2%
15-1120 Computer and Information Analysts broad 280 21.8% 0.06% $36.56 $37.73 $78,480 3.3%
15-1121 Computer Systems Analysts detail 260 19.1% 0.05% $36.77 $38.05 $79,130 3.4%
15-1130 Software Developers and Programmers broad (8) (8) (8) $39.60 $40.68 $84,610 1.5%
15-1131 Computer Programmers detail 50 12.5% 0.01% $31.18 $32.81 $68,240 4.5%
15-1132 Software Developers, Applications detail 290 17.4% 0.06% $42.74 $43.44 $90,350 2.0%
15-1133 Software Developers, Systems Software detail 110 12.3% 0.02% $42.00 $43.74 $90,970 3.3%
15-1140 Database and Systems Administrators and Network Architects broad 220 7.8% 0.05% $34.54 $35.88 $74,630 3.2%
15-1142 Network and Computer Systems Administrators detail 120 11.9% 0.03% $37.68 $38.47 $80,010 5.6%
15-1150 Computer Support Specialists broad (8) (8) (8) $27.14 $27.62 $57,460 2.2%
15-1151 Computer User Support Specialists detail 260 18.5% 0.05% $25.95 $27.72 $57,660 7.3%
15-1199 Computer Occupations, All Other detail 670 10.7% 0.14% $33.21 $35.23 $73,280 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% 0.22% $37.80 $37.79 $78,610 1.4%
17-2000 Engineers minor (8) (8) (8) $37.64 $37.84 $78,700 1.2%
17-2110 Industrial Engineers, Including Health and Safety broad 820 3.6% 0.17% $36.46 $36.79 $76,520 0.8%
17-2112 Industrial Engineers detail 820 3.6% 0.17% $36.48 $36.79 $76,530 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) $13.82 $16.84 $35,020 2.5%
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations major 350 3.6% 0.07% $32.82 $32.80 $68,220 1.6%
29-9000 Other Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations minor 350 3.6% 0.07% $32.82 $32.80 $68,220 1.6%
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians broad 350 3.6% 0.07% $32.82 $32.80 $68,220 1.6%
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists detail (8) (8) (8) $33.38 $33.15 $68,950 1.7%
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations major 1,030 14.4% 0.21% $28.35 $27.64 $57,500 1.8%
33-9000 Other Protective Service Workers minor 1,020 14.4% 0.21% $28.32 $27.61 $57,440 1.9%
33-9021 Private Detectives and Investigators detail 730 20.1% 0.15% $30.88 $30.00 $62,400 1.5%
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations major 5,830 7.4% 1.22% $25.45 $27.02 $56,200 2.4%
41-1010 First-Line Supervisors of Sales Workers broad 240 29.3% 0.05% $29.68 $33.65 $70,000 13.7%
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers detail (8) (8) (8) $14.87 $17.32 $36,020 10.9%
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers detail 160 19.7% 0.03% $37.51 $42.83 $89,080 12.2%
41-2000 Retail Sales Workers minor 1,480 20.3% 0.31% $16.94 $17.78 $36,980 5.7%
41-2020 Counter and Rental Clerks and Parts Salespersons broad 1,330 21.0% 0.28% $16.25 $17.62 $36,660 3.2%
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks detail 1,330 21.0% 0.28% $16.25 $17.62 $36,660 3.2%
41-3000 Sales Representatives, Services minor 3,980 5.5% 0.83% $28.91 $30.19 $62,790 1.8%
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other detail 3,980 5.5% 0.83% $28.91 $30.19 $62,790 1.8%
41-4010 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing broad 80 25.7% 0.02% $21.68 $23.32 $48,510 6.7%
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products detail 80 25.7% 0.02% $21.68 $23.32 $48,510 6.7%
41-9000 Other Sales and Related Workers minor 50 17.4% 0.01% $24.64 $22.80 $47,430 3.1%
41-9090 Miscellaneous Sales and Related Workers broad 40 15.4% 0.01% $25.42 $24.19 $50,310 2.7%
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other detail 40 15.4% 0.01% $25.42 $24.19 $50,310 2.7%
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations major 68,500 2.1% 14.33% $17.18 $18.50 $38,470 0.6%
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers detail 5,700 2.8% 1.19% $29.18 $28.61 $59,510 1.1%
43-3000 Financial Clerks minor 3,710 5.3% 0.78% $17.02 $17.83 $37,090 2.3%
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks detail 260 20.3% 0.05% $16.17 $16.82 $34,980 4.9%
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks detail 750 15.1% 0.16% $20.71 $20.60 $42,850 3.8%
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks detail 200 25.1% 0.04% $22.57 $24.12 $50,170 10.0%
43-3061 Procurement Clerks detail 30 17.8% 0.01% $24.47 $23.87 $49,660 2.9%
43-4000 Information and Record Clerks minor 8,050 4.3% 1.69% $19.00 $18.90 $39,320 0.8%
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives detail 7,300 3.9% 1.53% $19.25 $19.06 $39,640 0.8%
43-4151 Order Clerks detail (8) (8) (8) $17.23 $17.25 $35,870 3.2%
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping detail 140 9.4% 0.03% $19.39 $19.15 $39,830 2.0%
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks detail 80 18.0% 0.02% $12.11 $13.75 $28,600 5.4%
43-5000 Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, and Distributing Workers minor 42,760 2.7% 8.95% $15.75 $17.03 $35,430 0.8%
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents detail 6,450 5.4% 1.35% $18.86 $19.58 $40,730 1.3%
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers detail 8,860 10.5% 1.85% $12.80 $13.85 $28,810 3.1%
43-5030 Dispatchers broad 4,340 5.9% 0.91% $20.29 $20.76 $43,190 1.2%
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance detail 4,340 5.9% 0.91% $20.29 $20.76 $43,190 1.2%
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks detail 1,370 8.6% 0.29% $21.66 $22.04 $45,850 1.3%
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks detail 21,390 2.4% 4.48% $14.88 $16.43 $34,170 0.6%
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers detail 340 21.3% 0.07% $20.78 $21.68 $45,100 7.0%
43-6010 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants broad 2,430 5.7% 0.51% $19.35 $19.19 $39,920 1.4%
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants detail 110 30.4% 0.02% $20.57 $22.73 $47,290 8.1%
43-6014 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive detail 2,320 5.8% 0.49% $19.30 $19.03 $39,570 1.3%
43-9000 Other Office and Administrative Support Workers minor 5,840 4.8% 1.22% $17.74 $18.91 $39,330 1.5%
43-9011 Computer Operators detail 60 39.8% 0.01% $22.43 $22.44 $46,670 2.7%
43-9020 Data Entry and Information Processing Workers broad 840 24.7% 0.17% $14.27 $15.73 $32,720 3.4%
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers detail 830 24.7% 0.17% $14.25 $15.73 $32,720 3.4%
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service detail 350 12.8% 0.07% $13.04 $13.33 $27,720 2.4%
43-9061 Office Clerks, General detail 3,740 4.7% 0.78% $17.53 $18.99 $39,490 1.8%
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations major 12,980 5.6% 2.71% $33.20 $33.20 $69,060 1.5%
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers detail 1,310 10.2% 0.27% $35.09 $35.77 $74,410 1.9%
49-2000 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers minor 70 35.7% 0.02% $13.93 $15.93 $33,140 1.8%
49-3000 Vehicle and Mobile Equipment Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers minor 10,750 5.3% 2.25% $33.59 $33.62 $69,940 1.7%
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians detail 4,390 10.8% 0.92% $41.61 $39.57 $82,300 2.1%
49-3020 Automotive Technicians and Repairers broad 1,500 5.3% 0.31% $31.53 $29.40 $61,160 1.3%
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics detail 1,400 4.5% 0.29% $31.73 $29.55 $61,460 1.3%
49-9000 Other Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations minor 840 17.8% 0.18% $25.99 $25.32 $52,670 1.5%
49-9071 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General detail 720 20.5% 0.15% $25.63 $24.78 $51,530 1.6%
51-9000 Other Production Occupations minor (8) (8) (8) $26.56 $26.25 $54,600 5.2%
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations major 369,250 1.3% 77.26% $17.70 $20.54 $42,710 1.2%
53-1000 Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers minor 26,610 1.9% 5.57% $23.70 $25.13 $52,280 0.6%
53-1011 Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors detail (8) (8) (8) $18.81 $22.90 $47,620 4.6%
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators detail 10,420 1.7% 2.18% $29.56 $28.77 $59,840 0.6%
53-2000 Air Transportation Workers minor 3,620 7.1% 0.76% (8) (8) (8) (8)
53-2012 Commercial Pilots detail (8) (8) (8) (4) (4) $72,030 7.1%
53-3000 Motor Vehicle Operators minor 164,760 1.3% 34.47% $27.90 $25.59 $53,220 0.5%
53-3030 Driver/Sales Workers and Truck Drivers broad (8) (8) (8) $27.91 $25.59 $53,230 0.5%
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers detail (8) (8) (8) $9.30 $11.01 $22,900 7.0%
53-3032 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers detail 24,850 3.6% 5.20% $30.68 $28.13 $58,520 0.8%
53-3033 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers detail 139,520 1.3% 29.19% $27.10 $25.17 $52,360 0.6%
53-6000 Other Transportation Workers minor (8) (8) (8) $26.77 $28.40 $59,070 5.8%
53-6051 Transportation Inspectors detail 70 49.1% 0.01% $47.97 $42.39 $88,180 11.9%
53-6099 Transportation Workers, All Other detail 230 46.8% 0.05% $25.01 $24.75 $51,480 3.8%
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators detail 2,920 3.1% 0.61% $16.74 $17.12 $35,600 1.2%
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand detail 1,440 25.9% 0.30% $10.51 $11.35 $23,610 2.3%
53-7199 Material Moving Workers, All Other detail 50 35.9% 0.01% $22.29 $21.64 $45,000 3.6%

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.

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