Courier / Messenger Salary

A Courier / Messenger earns an average wage of $13.08 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
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$20,374 - $50,976
(Median)
$20K
$34K
$51K
MEDIAN: $34,319
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90%

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$9.52 - $19.61
(Median)
$9
$13
$20
MEDIAN: $13.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary 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$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$20,374 - $50,976  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $518  
Profit Sharing
$295.90 - $1,987  
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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$20,141 - $45,702  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 179
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$9.52 - $19.61  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $9.93  
Overtime
$13.52 - $35.68  
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$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $518  
   
Profit Sharing
$295.90 - $1,987  
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).
)
$20,141 - $45,702  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 842
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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

  • Plan and follow the most efficient routes for delivering goods.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Courier / Messenger

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Courier / Messenger Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%

Experienced
up arrow 21%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$29,000


Skills That Affect Courier / Messenger Salaries

Driver
up arrow 7%

Driver/Core Development
up arrow 3%

Customer Service
up arrow 2%

National Average
$29,000

Driving
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 134 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 59%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
medical benefits
Vision: 45%
dental benefits
None: 39%
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