A Courier / Messenger earns an average wage of $12.37 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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$18,865 - $50,626
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51K
MEDIAN: $30,318
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Courier / Messenger Total Pay (?
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$9.14 - $19.72
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$18,865 - $50,626  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $977  
Profit Sharing
$205.11 - $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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$19,328 - $46,983  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 868
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.14 - $19.72  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $0.66  
Overtime
$12.89 - $32.82  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $977  
   
Profit Sharing
$205.11 - $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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$19,328 - $46,983  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 868
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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
New York
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Austin
up arrow 23%
Seattle
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Phoenix
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Denver
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Charlotte
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National Average
$27,000
Orlando
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Houston
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Experience Affects Courier / Messenger Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%
Experienced
up arrow 26%
Mid-Career
up arrow 10%
National Average
$27,000
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Courier / Messenger Salaries

National Average
$27,000
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Gender
Female
21%
female alumni
 
Male
79%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
8%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 60% dental benefits Dental: 52%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 38%
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