Training Requirements for Couriers And Messengers

Couriers and messengers need a high school diploma or equivalent and short-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Couriers and messengers
Percent
Less than High School 8.8
High School 36.5
Some College 31.3
Associates Degree 9.2
Bachelors Degree 11.9
Masters Degree 2.1
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.2

Employment Outlook for Couriers And Messengers

This represents about 92,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 4,000 more couriers and messengers but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 16,000 more.

Typical Income for Couriers And Messengers

Hourly Income

On average,couriers and messengers make $14.39 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Couriers and messengers $9.26 $10.74 $13.54 $17.21 $21.37
Office and administrative support occupations $9.95 $12.39 $16.37 $21.90 $28.46
Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers $9.24 $10.81 $14.63 $20.20 $27.87
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, couriers and messengers make $29,920 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Couriers and messengers $19,260 $22,330 $28,170 $35,800 $44,440
Office and administrative support occupations $20,700 $25,760 $34,050 $45,550 $59,190
Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers $19,220 $22,490 $30,430 $42,010 $57,970
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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