Courier / Messenger Salary

The average rate for a Courier / Messenger is $13.90 per hour. A skill in Customer Service Metrics is associated with high pay for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
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$19,712 - $54,966
$20K
$34K
$55K
MEDIAN: $34,291
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50%
90%

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$10.04 - $20.65
$10
$14
$21
MEDIAN: $14.12
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$0$54K
Salary $19,712 - $54,966
Bonus $291.87 - $1,788
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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$21,192 - $49,568
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 170
Hourly Data $0$37
Hourly Rate $10.04 - $20.65
Hourly Tips $2.44
Overtime $14.55 - $37.34
Annual Data $0$49K
Bonus $291.87 - $1,788
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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$21,192 - $49,568
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 607

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

  • 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.
  • Plan and follow the most efficient routes for delivering goods.

Common Career Paths for Courier / Messenger


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Courier / Messenger Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Courier / Messenger

Popular Skills for Courier / Messenger

Pay by Experience Level for Courier / Messenger

Pay by Experience for a Courier / Messenger has a positive trend. An entry-level Courier / Messenger with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 468 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Courier / Messenger with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 177 salaries. An experienced Courier / Messenger which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 181 salaries. A Courier / Messenger with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 69 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $31,083

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Courier / Messenger Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Courier / Messenger?

Courier / Messenger in Commerce:
"Busy."
Pros: Managers are great never nick pick. Light work. Learn new things.
Cons: The pay is a bit low. Need a job that pays more.

Courier / Messenger in St. George:
Pros: Hours work environment supervisors.
Cons: Lack of benefits, too small of a company.

Courier / Messenger in San Francisco:
Pros: The freedom to drive solo and not have to work in close proximity with other people.
Cons: Not enough shifts to pick up and commute.

Courier / Messenger in Birmingham:
"Courier."
Pros: Driving, and meeting others.
Cons: There aren't any benefits.

Courier / Messenger in Dallas:
"Meeting new and exciting people from all walks and cultures."
Pros: The independence of being my own boss the independency of the job.
Cons: I don't like to pay right I do not like how they pay us little money but give us a lot of work I make maybe $100 a week on certain contracts depends on how far I have to go out and I'm looking for something that is more stabled that pays good I don't mind working hard.

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Key Stats for Courier / Messenger

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 103 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
10%

Experience Affects Courier / Messenger Salaries

▲30%

▲13%

▲3%

National Average
$31,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Courier / Messenger Salaries

Customer Service Metrics
▲15%



Driver
▼0%

National Average
$31,000

Driving
▼3%

Transport
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 103 votes.

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 56%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
no benefits
None: 41%