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Courier / Messenger Salary (United States)

The average rate for a Courier / Messenger is $12.53 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for employees with more than 20 years' experience.
Courier / Messenger Salary (?
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$19,258 - $49,581
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $31,472
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Courier / Messenger Salary (?
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$9.21 - $19.43
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$19,258 - $49,581  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $590  
Profit Sharing
$202.73 - $1,465  
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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$19,640 - $46,551  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 145
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$9.21 - $19.43  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $1.23  
Overtime
$13.44 - $35.23  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $590  
   
Profit Sharing
$202.73 - $1,465  
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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$19,640 - $46,551  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 675
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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.

Pay Difference By Location

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Austin
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Seattle
up arrow 24%
Washington
up arrow 23%
Dallas
up arrow 21%
New York
up arrow 13%
Miami
up arrow 7%
Chicago
up arrow 6%
Phoenix
up arrow 4%
Columbus
up arrow 1%
National Average
$28,000
Charlotte
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Houston
up arrow 4%
Tampa
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Atlanta
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Orlando
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Experience Affects Courier / Messenger Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 26%
Late-Career
up arrow 15%
Mid-Career
up arrow 8%
National Average
$28,000

Skills That Affect Courier / Messenger Salaries

Customer Service
up arrow 4%
National Average
$28,000

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
22%
female alumni
 
Male
78%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 60% dental benefits Dental: 53%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 38%