Courier / Messenger Salary (United States)

A Courier / Messenger earns an average wage of $12.46 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
Courier / Messenger Total Pay (?
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$19,567 - $50,006
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $31,477
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Courier / Messenger Total Pay (?
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$9.19 - $19.41
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$19,567 - $50,006  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $891  
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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$19,616 - $46,257  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 812
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$9.19 - $19.41  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $0.41  
Overtime
$13.27 - $33.85  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $891  
   
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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$19,616 - $46,257  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 812
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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.

Common Career Paths for Courier / Messenger

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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

New York
up arrow 26%
Austin
up arrow 25%
Seattle
up arrow 25%
Chicago
up arrow 9%
Phoenix
up arrow 5%
Columbus
0%
National Average
$28,000
Miami
up arrow 2%
Charlotte
up arrow 2%
Houston
up arrow 5%
Orlando
up arrow 11%
Tampa
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Experience Affects Courier / Messenger Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 24%
Late-Career
up arrow 20%
Mid-Career
up arrow 11%
National Average
$28,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Courier / Messenger Salaries

National Average
$28,000

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
21%
female alumni
 
Male
79%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
45%
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%
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