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Courier / Messenger Salary

A Courier / Messenger earns an average wage of $12.71 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
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$19,758 - $49,922
(Median)
$20K
$33K
$50K
MEDIAN: $33,017
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50%
90%

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$9.28 - $19.72
(Median)
$9
$13
$20
MEDIAN: $12.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$19,758 - $49,922  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $512  
Profit Sharing
$300.00 - $900  
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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$19,825 - $46,878  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 149
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$9.28 - $19.72  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $1.23  
Overtime
$13.54 - $35.48  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $512  
   
Profit Sharing
$300.00 - $900  
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).
)
$19,825 - $46,878  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 704

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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

Experienced
up arrow 24%

Late-Career
up arrow 24%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$28,000


Skills That Affect Courier / Messenger Salaries

Driver/Core Development
up arrow 3%

Customer Service
up arrow 1%

National Average
$28,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 138 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 59% dental benefits Dental: 51%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 39%