Couriers and Messengers

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Description

Pick up and deliver messages, documents, packages, and other items between offices or departments within an establishment or directly to other business concerns, traveling by foot, bicycle, motorcycle, automobile, or public conveyance.

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Industry areas

  • Local Messengers and Local Delivery
  • Couriers and Express Delivery Services
  • Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$36,920

State-by-state Salary

Gray states indicate no data available

$37,400
$18,730
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • High school 74%
  • Associate's degree 13%
  • Post-secondary certificate 9%
  • Less than high school 3%
  • Some college 0%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Bachelor's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

Knowledge

  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Transportation
  • English Language
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Public Safety and Security

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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