Salary for Couriers and Messengers

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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 will normally receive a salary between $21,840 - $48,340 based on seniority levels. can get an average pay level of thirty-three thousand and ten dollars yearly.

are paid at the highest average level in Connecticut, where they can get compensation, on average, of close to about $44,490. People with this job title are paid most highly in Utilities, where they can get compensation, on average, of $49,560.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 53.12 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

Couriers and Messengers tend to make the most in the following industries:

Utilities
$49,560
Public Administration
$41,240
Educational Services
$34,700
Transportation and Warehousing
$34,110
Health Care and Social Assistance
$33,110
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$33,020

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Retail Trade
$28,180
Manufacturing
$29,740
Finance and Insurance
$30,040
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$30,040
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$30,560
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$30,850