Salary for Couriers and Messengers

Also known as:  Bank Courier, Bicycle Messenger, Courier, Court Messenger, Laboratory Courier, Office Messenger, Office Runner

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Couriers and Messengers transport documents and packages for businesses as well as individuals. Many different people could require the services of Couriers and Messengers. Deliveries are made by automobile, public transportation and by foot. Most Couriers and Messengers work evening and weekend hours. There are no educational requirements needed to become a Courier, though most prefer that at least a high school diploma is attained. Most companies provide on-the-job training. An expected 13% growth rate is expected in the number of positions available by 2020. This number is increased for those who deliver time-sensitive materials.

A Courier or Messenger usually gets an average wage in a range of 16000 - 24000 depending on education and experience. Couriers and Messengers can expect wages of Twenty Five Thousand Eight Hundred dollars per annum.

Couriers and Messengers have the highest salaries in Massachusetts, where they can earn pay levels, on average, of close to about $34410. People with this job title can make the highest salaries in Public Administration, where they receive an average salary rate of $33290.

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ANNUAL SALARY
HOURLY RATE
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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 20.91 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Couriers and Messengers tend to make the most in the following industries
Utilities $33,290
Public Administration $30,800
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $30,180
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction $29,620
Educational Services $29,180
Construction $27,880
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Retail Trade $22,730
Information $23,510
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing $23,780
Other Services (except Public Administration) $24,680
Wholesale Trade $24,830
Finance and Insurance $25,170
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