The average rate for a Courier / Messenger is $13.76 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 - $54,719
$21K
$35K
$55K
MEDIAN: $35,170
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50%
90%

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$9.86 - $20.15
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$20
MEDIAN: $13.76
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$21,351 - $54,719  
   
Bonus
$292.77 - $3,250  
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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$20,789 - $47,755  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 175
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$9.86 - $20.15  
   
Hourly Tips
$3.50  
Overtime
$14.72 - $36.07  
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
$292.77 - $3,250  
   
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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$20,789 - $47,755  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 634

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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

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Key Stats for Courier / Messenger

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 78 votes.
047
Less than 1 year
6%
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

Late-Career
up arrow 33%

Experienced
up arrow 15%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$31,000


Skills That Affect Courier / Messenger Salaries

Customer Service Metrics
up arrow 17%



Driver
up arrow 1%

National Average
$31,000

Driving
up arrow 1%

Transport
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 78 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 56%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
dental benefits
None: 41%
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