The average hourly pay for a Courier / Messenger is $14.42.
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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. Messengers and couriers must be organized, as they are usually tasked with delivering importa…Read more
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Popular Employer Salaries for Courier / Messenger
The top respondents for the job title Courier / Messenger are from the companies Federal Express Corporation (FedEx), Laboratory Corporation of America (LabCorp) and LabCorp of America. Reported salaries are highest at Federal Express Corporation (FedEx) where the average pay is $19.38. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include FedEx Ground and FedEx Office, earning around $17.00 and $14.37, respectively. MedSpeed pays the lowest at around $11.48. Quest Diagnostics and Laboratory Corporation of America (LabCorp) also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $13.51 and $14.00, respectively.
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Skills in Driver/Core Development are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Customer Relations, Jobsite Delivery, Transport and Customer Service.
Pay by Experience Level for Courier / Messenger
An entry-level Courier / Messenger with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $13.02 based on 68 salaries. An early career Courier / Messenger with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $13.55 based on 608 salaries. A mid-career Courier / Messenger with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.30 based on 248 salaries. An experienced Courier / Messenger with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.72 based on 237 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $17.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Courier / Messenger in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 21.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Atlanta, Georgia (17.3% more) and New York, New York (1.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Tampa, Florida (6.7% less) and Phoenix, Arizona (1.9% less).
Years of Experience
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