Courier / Messenger Salary

The average rate for a Courier / Messenger is $13.90 per hour. A skill in Customer Service Metrics is associated with high pay for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
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$21,351 - $55,975
$21K
$35K
$56K
MEDIAN: $35,058
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50%
90%

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$9.92 - $20.18
$9
$14
$20
MEDIAN: $13.90
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$21,351 - $55,975  
   
Bonus
$293.20 - $2,576  
Profit Sharing
$1,200  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$20,935 - $48,268  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 165
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$9.92 - $20.18  
   
Hourly Tips
$3.50  
Overtime
$14.68 - $36.17  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$293.20 - $2,576  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,200  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$20,935 - $48,268  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 602

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Job Description for Courier / Messenger

There are many occasions in which designs, contracts, and official/notarized documents must be physically transported from one nearby location to another. Couriers are employed either by companies that perform specialized information or document deliveries during the course of a regular business day; they may also be employed by a company that specializes in messenger services for other organizations.

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Courier / Messenger Tasks

  • Pick up and carry messages, documents, packages, and other items between offices or departments within a company or to other businesses, traveling by foot, bicycle, motorcycle or car.
  • Plan and follow the most efficient routes for delivering goods.

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Pay by Experience Level for Courier / Messenger

Pay by Experience for a Courier / Messenger has a positive trend. An entry-level Courier / Messenger with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 468 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Courier / Messenger with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 177 salaries. An experienced Courier / Messenger which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 181 salaries. A Courier / Messenger with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 69 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $30,913

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Key Stats for Courier / Messenger

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 75 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Courier / Messenger Salaries

▲31%

▲14%

▲4%

National Average
$31,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Courier / Messenger Salaries

Customer Service Metrics
▲16%



Driver
▼0%

National Average
$31,000

Driving
▼2%

Transport
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 75 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 57%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
no benefits
None: 40%